“When you look at yourself in the mirror and you see that baldness…it’s just not very comfortable” – Enrique, police officer and RESTORE success story.
The Psychology of Hair Loss
Enrique’s story is common. Men, in particular, do not want to acknowledge the psychology of hair loss and the effect that balding has on their confidence. Doing so can be more emasculating than the actual loss of the hair. Some adverse psychological effects of hair loss include:
- Avoidant tendencies
Unfortunately, worrying about your hair can exacerbate the problem. Stress and emotional turbulence can encourage hair loss, which sparks an upsetting cycle: men and women attempt to fight their thinning hair but are so stressed about bald spots that it only becomes worse.
“Losing my hair just made me feel older than I really was” – Tony G, real estate broker and RESTORE success story.
The Benefits of hair
The benefits of hair are not immediately obvious. After all, most of us have hair as youths. Only with age does its significance become fully apparent. Whatever style we wear, hair denotes health and vitality. For example, a bald young man is invariably presumed older than his counterpart with a full head of hair, and they are also more likely to be made fun of. Just ask our client Brian Urlacher:
“The jokes never stopped…but they subsided so long as my head was shaved” – Brian Urlacher, retired Chicago Bears Linebacker and RESTORE success story.
Confidence is not just about hair, although it certainly helps. Professionals not only need to feel confident, but need to be perceived as such. How others treat you is just as important as how you feel about yourself.
We cannot just will our hair back. Once it’s gone, it’s gone…until someone puts it back. Taking the initiative is often the first step. “I can do something about this” is the first thought anyone thinks before contacting RESTORE.