How Does Hair Loss Affect Mental Health

You’re going through the changes. No, no, not that change. You’re getting older, a natural change that culture tells you isn’t fun. Bones start to ache, back pain and bad heartburn won’t go away, and now even your hair seems to be shedding more than usual. We at Ulu, understand what you’re going through. It can devastate your self-esteem and ultimately cause depression, anxiety, and other emotional issues. Hair loss doesn’t have to be the root of poor mental health, but it should still be discussed. After all, awareness is the first step to a healthier lifestyle. 

When a woman or man experiences hair loss, they no longer view themselves as attractive.

“Shelly Friedman, DO, a hair transplant surgeon in Scottsdale, Ariz., and founding president of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, says women associate their hair with their sexuality, sensuality, and beauty. Mention hair, and for many people it conjures up images of women known for magnificent, flowing locks: Lady Godiva, the Breck girl, Farrah Fawcett, and Cheryl Tiegs, to name just a few.”

– Everyday Health

Positive Ways to Deal with Your Emotional Well-Being

  • Consider Therapy: If the emotional side of hair loss is getting in the way of you living your life and interacting with those that love you, or even interactions with strangers, seeking help from a mental health professional is highly recommended.
  • Putting that bald spot into perspective: No matter what you look like, your true friends and family will love you no matter how much hair is on your head. When it comes to your romantic life, you have many other personality and physical traits that will excite them. 
  • Realizing that your hair could grow back: Many conditions that cause hair loss are temporary. If that doesn’t convince you, we at UluRx create products catered to your hair loss journey from start to finish. Whether your hair is just starting to thin or you find patches of hair that are almost gone, we have you covered. 
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