Hair loss doesn’t discriminate between men and women. While much has been written about the psychological effect of hair loss on the male psyche, not as much time has been devoted to exploring the emotional impact of hair loss on women.
A headful of hair is an important visual statement to a woman. It’s a vital part of “their look” as a healthy head of hair helps them to feel beautiful and attractive to others. Having a full head of hair is also important to their self-esteem.
Women are constantly being reminded of the emphasis on beauty by a variety of media. Movies, TV shows, magazine ads and commercials bombard them daily with tips and stories about fashion and hair. The mention of hairstyles for women normally evokes images of long, flowing hair. When a woman begins to experience hair loss, it can be a big blow to her self-worth.
Why Is It Harder For Women To Accept Hair Loss?
Male hair loss usually follows a general pattern and is viewed by society as a natural part of life for men. Hair loss in women is often diffuse (all over the head). The thinning of hair, as well any subsequent hair loss, might not be noticed until there is a significant amount of hair falling from the head.
Even a modest amount of thinning hair, and hair loss, can have a significant psychological impact on women. The hair loss, combined with wrinkles and other signs of aging, can cause a loss of self-esteem as well as depression. Many people are under the false assumption that it’s uncommon for women to lose their hair. In turn, this false information makes hair loss socially difficult for women.
The latest hair styles and trends are always being spotlighted on TV and in magazines. Many women get frustrated by their inability to copy a current hair style due to their hair loss. In fact, many female hair loss sufferers are frustrated by the amount of time and energy it takes to hide their thinning hair. The fact they can’t style their hair as they would choose can also lead to self-esteem issues and depression.
What Can Be Done To Help Combat Female Hair Loss?
In a society that views baldness as a sign of old age and a lack of desirability to others, the loss of hair for women is particularly devastating on a psychological level. The feeling of not looking their best and the world viewing them differently is tough on the self-image of women.
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