Temporary or permanent, coping with hair loss can be tricky. How to deal with hair loss when you start observing the first signs?
When things go wrong, I want to know why, and want to find a solution for the problems. I have an action plan if I start losing my hair. First, I would seek medical advice. What is the reason behind my excessive hair loss? Is my hair gone for good? Should I say bye bye, or will it regrow?
In some treatments such as chemotherapy, hair loss is very common, and is reversed when the treatment is over. In rare cases, there might be a change in the density, and the color of the hair. But by the age of 65, most men experience permanent hair loss to some extent, and it is quite common in younger men too. It is best to have a doctor diagnose the condition.
Second, if I have permanent hair loss, I would start looking for hair transplant surgeons. If I am not immediately suitable to get a hair transplant, then I would find ways to look and feel better. Although hair transplant is a permanent solution, until one gets it, it is best to accept the balding scalp and the thinning hair.
One way to look at it is: “My hair loss may be permanent but hair transplant is a permanent solution. Until I get it, I can enjoy my bald head. This is the first and the last time in my life that I will be bald.” You might consider shaving your whole head or keep it short. You might deny the situation in the beginning but it is good to accept it. Coping with the first signs of hair loss is not easy, but you are not alone! Hair loss is a normal human condition.
There are many people who look great when bald like Patrick Stewart, and Vin Diesel. You might also make fun of the situation. Self-confidence is always the most attractive trait.
Until you get a hair transplant, seek other treatments: perhaps use scalp covering hair sprays, and wear a wig. Ask an expert, and you will have support, and you will gradually feel better, and learn how to deal with hair loss.