The Final Word: How to come to terms with hair loss

The Final Word: How to come to terms with hair loss

Approaching the point of no return with your hair loss can be an overwhelming and lonely experience. If you’re discontinuing your subscription with us, we’re sorry that it hasn’t worked for you. However, this isn’t the end of the road - here’s our final advice for coming to terms with your hair loss.

Talk about it 

It might sound like a small thing, but talking about your hair loss can make a massive difference to your outlook. Quite often, men will try to avoid any attention being paid to their hairline or ignore the fact that hair loss is happening to them altogether. However, having open conversations is 100% the best way forward. Talking about your situation proves a level of confidence to your friends. Plus, hearing people’s opinions about your hair might put to bed some anxiety about how people perceive you. As the old saying goes, it’s always better out than in.    

Own it 

It’s unfortunate, but it’s true - people will eventually notice that you’re losing your hair. It’s only natural for this to have an impact on the confidence of some men, but that doesn’t mean you can’t retake control. Once you’ve had enough of the awkward stares and the pitiful jokes, it’s time to make a decision. Going into your local barbers and asking for a skintight cut is the first step in owning your hair loss. It can be as daunting as it is liberating but going ‘skins’ is a bold choice that’s sure to give your confidence a boost - just ask Bruce Willis, Dwayne Jonson and Jason Statham. 

Get a transplant

If you’re really not ready to give up on your hair, transplant surgery can be an option. However, it’s important to do your research - hair transplants are extremely expensive and it’s better to avoid one completely than have a sub-standard procedure. When a transplant is done poorly, it can cause less than desirable results and even cause permanent scarring. Here’s a checklist of things to look out for:

  • Is the clinic registered with the quality of care regulator? This ensures a good standard of care during and following your transplant.
  • Is the surgeon registered with the GMC/IMC? All doctors must be registered to a medical council.
  • Is the surgeon a full member of the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)/ the Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons (IAPS)? If they’re not, we wouldn’t even think about getting treatment.

This is the minimum amount of research you will need to conduct. We recommend that anyone getting a hair transplant feels completely assured of their surgeon’s credentials and feels entirely comfortable with them, before undertaking any surgery.

Experiencing hair loss is a difficult situation but it shouldn’t be one that has a hold over you. At the end of the day, your manhood isn’t decided by what sits on your head. No matter which route you take, it’s important to make a positive decision and come to terms with your hair loss as soon as possible.