There is nothing quite like the terror you
feel the moment you realize you're losing your hair. You are not
alone, we have resources that can help you stop and reverse the process.
been noticing it over the past few weeks. Your hair isn't
laying right. When you comb it, something looks different.
Seems like every week it mysteriously changes its style just
slightly, but enough for you to notice. You don't give it much thought at first, but over time, you
start to realize that something's wrong. Then one day you hop out of
the shower, dry yourself off a bit, and look in the mirror. That's
when it hits you. For the first time you realize it. You're
losing your hair.
sets in. Fearing the worst, your heart sinks and you enter the first stage of
denial. You're seeing things, right? You immediately lean into
the mirror and are appalled at all the newly showing skin you
see. The temperature in the
bathroom seems to rise about 100 degrees. You start to sweat, panic
.... The overall feeling is
that of impending doom. Balding? No!
there something wrong with you? Why are you being so vain? Its
not like you're DYING of something. But why is
it showing up so suddenly? "At this rate I'm going to be bald in 6
months", you think to yourself. Then the cheesy
infomercials with bikini clad women saying they hate bald men that
you've been ignoring your whole life suddenly seem relevant.
"Who can I talk to about this? How can I talk to
anyone? I don't want anyone to notice. This is my secret. My depressing,
secret. If I don't find my soul mate soon, I'm going to be alone
about my social life? I can't go out and impress the opposite sex
without any hair. Sure its normal when you're 65 years old, but who
wants to look 65 years old?"
||So you talk
with some close confidants about the bad news. They seem pretty unaffected by
it. "Why?" you think to yourself, "This is a serious
issue! My life is over!". One turns to you and says
"I don't know what you're talking about, I see no difference, relax".
For some reason, that makes you feel better.
the next few weeks and months you start noticing things. Different
mirrors seem to cast you in different lights. In some mirrors you
look great. Your confidence returns, and all is well. Thank
goodness, you were just imagining it. Then you catch your reflection
in another mirror and you barely recognize yourself. Eventually you start avoiding
mirrors altogether. Socially, you start crawling into a shell.
You go out less, you can think of nothing but your hair when you are out,
so what's the point.
start to notice hair all over your desk, in your shower drain, all over your towel when
you dry off, all over your pillow on your bed, and even on your
own shoulders and shirt collar all day long. You know for a
fact that you're not imagining this. Something is happening.
this point, the story can go in many directions. Some of you
may have gone to see your doctor, and like many of us, received a
completely uninformed response regarding balding(doctors seem so good at that these
days), or were looked at and told that you're probably just
imagining it. By this time though, comments like that almost
come across as insults.
of you may have gotten immediately on the internet to see what you
could find. You type "hair loss" in the search
engine and all you get are hundreds of sites trying to sell you
something. Some products like Propecia and Rogaine you
recognize, and other sites have these crazy formulas you've never
heard of. Hopelessly you sift through the mess, looking for
unbiased information, someone who understands where you're coming
from, someone who you can talk about your options with. Why
is it that sites selling only Propecia say that Propecia is the
only thing that works? Sites selling Minoxidil discount
Propecia as "ineffective", and Minoxidil as the savior
to all. Transplant Sites that say neither Propecia or
described only one of many scenarios, but in every scenario one
thing remains true. People just don't understand the
seriousness of the situation. Hair loss in men and women has
been proven to be one of the most devastating experiences in an
otherwise healthy human being's life. Yet for some reason,
society just doesn't get it.
to HairlossSucks. If nothing else... we get it. And fortunately,
you have options, depending on your type of hair loss.
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