Why Don’t Men Talk About Hair Loss?
It’s seldom talked about, but male pattern hair loss (also called male pattern baldness) is a real thing. One out of two men will have some degree of hair loss by age 35. And roughly half of these men will experience significant loss by the time they are 50. There are also men who will start losing their hair in their teens.
But while it is becoming more common to hear a woman sharing her hair loss journey, most guys will go the rest of their lives without uttering a single word about their hair loss.
They might instead try to cover their balding area with a creative comb over or wear hats to hide a receding hairline. Some men might secretly research hair plugs or hair transplants or some miracle cure for baldness.
Despite how common it is to lose hair, men tend to keep to themselves about their hair loss.
Because despite the fact that so many men experience thinning hair, it is still seen as a taboo subject — and one that’s not worthy of discussion or sympathy.
After all, it’s just hair, right?
But here’s the thing: this type of dismissive attitude can actually make hair loss much harder to deal with. And in some cases, it can cause psychological problems like anxiety and depression. It can also cause men to lose even more hair.
Why Is Talking About Hair Loss Difficult For Men?
It can be extremely difficult for men who are experiencing hair loss to talk about it.
Some men might feel self-conscious, unattractive, or embarrassed by their thinning hair. If they had a fuller head of hair in their younger years, losing hair can adversely affect self-esteem and confidence.
Another reason men don’t like to discuss male pattern baldness is that many cultures equate hair with virility and masculinity. People presume that men, especially older men, who are losing hair, are also losing testosterone and sexuality. This is one major reason so many men look for ways to “treat” hair loss-they don’t want people to associate their thinning hair with other potential changes to the body associated with age.
But, talking about hair loss might be the first step towards finding the best way to cope with it.
How Can Men Cope With Hair Loss?
There is no perfect way to deal with balding. But, talking about it can be good for you. Why? Because you can take great comfort in knowing that you are not the only one experiencing it. Sharing stories about hair loss can work wonders for your mental health.
Talking about hair loss can also give you ideas on how to cope with it. Men, like women, are all different. We can learn from one another when we open up and discuss topics that might make us uncomfortable.
What advice might you get from your friends once you open up about male pattern baldness?
Shaved heads rule! You might decide to see how it feels to have a completely bald head. There are plenty of people who started losing their hair and decided to take control of the problem by shaving their entire scalp. Just think of all the celebrities who have a shaved head! Bald men like Jason Statham, Vin Diesel, and Bruce Willis are as popular as ever.
Get a wig! Other men will tell you that you should try a wig or a hair integration system. Hair integration maximizes the hair you have to create a seamless, undetectable, fuller head of hair. Wigs provide full coverage of your scalp and can closely match the color and style you have always had or give you something you have always wanted.
You will surely hear opinions that run the gamut and propose all sorts of treatments and supposed cures for male pattern baldness. Try Propecia! Get a hair transplant! Get hair extensions! See a medical professional!
But remember, the more you talk about it, the more information you can collect. Information can go a long way toward deciding how you will address your hair loss, if at all. Speaking to others about hair loss can help you understand your options.
Call Riviera Hair Replacement for a Free Consultation
If you are experiencing male pattern hair loss and are interested in learning what you can do about it, call Riviera Hair Replacement to schedule a free consultation.
We can design and create a hair replacement system that suits your needs and fits your lifestyle. Our primary goal? For you to leave here with restored self-esteem, looking and feeling your best.
Call Riviera Hair Replacement today at 516-364-0110. Let’s get you the hair you want.