Hair & Power: How Hair Affects Your Daily Life


For both men and women, hair is something to take pride in and to look more attractive. More common in men, hair loss can deeply impact lives as it’s often seen as a sign of aging or bad health and self-esteem and self-image can be affected due to the social and psychological effect.

Androgenic alopecia, or male pattern baldness, is typically noticed due to a receding hairline at the temples accompanied by thinning hair at the top of the head. Although it typically affects older men, around three in ten men 30 years old or younger already have significant balding. Starting at around late twenties, approximately half of all men are affected with male pattern baldness by age 50. This means male baldness can occur at any age.

Workplace

Jobs that require you to be in the spotlight or in a more visible position may not be available if you’re experiencing hair loss. According to the American Hair Loss Association, men can suffer greatly from hair loss and, not uncommonly, even change career paths due to their hair loss. As job applicants are judged by the same criteria, appearance and youthfulness are often the deciders in who gets the job.

Worries about being competitive in the workplace are real, and in a society obsessed with physical appearance it can be difficult to overlook your thinning hair. Teasing in the workplace can also happen and add to the loss of confidence, as men with a full head of hair are seen as more dominant and more masculine. The effects are reflected in how the workplace environment develops overtime.

Looking Older

Male pattern baldness is perceived as an issue that arrives mostly with older age, and finding that you’re losing your hair can make you feel as if you look older than you are. The effects of looking older can ripple through your social life, particularly if losing your hair understandably affects how you perceive yourself.

Similarly, looking older has the possibility of making employers overlook you for jobs that might require you to be in the frontline. Society can sometimes be more unforgiving than ourselves, and a youthful appearance is often considered more appealing.

Psychological Effects

Styling your hair isn’t just part of your daily routine; hair is a big part of everyone’s identity and finding that it is becoming thinner can affect your self-confidence. Men and women tend to see themselves as less attractive without hair, which can increase feelings of insecurity. Shyness and avoidance of social situations often occur as people react around you.

In some cases, depression and anxiety follow, causing you to withdraw even more. Cultural aspects, such as the influence of media, can worsen how you feel and there are several important aspects to keep in mind. Acknowledging the emotional impact hair loss has had on you is important for healing, and with modern hair treatments hair loss is effectively tackled.

Seeking treatment has provided a 43% to 59% increase in self-esteem in men, and the boost of confidence is felt throughout all aspects of daily life. A more confident you will positively impact your life, as hair treatments successfully give back your full head of hair.

Our team of professionals are specially trained to treat everyone with kindness and compassion, and they will ensure you have the best possible experience you can; your comfort is our priority! You can book an appointment to speak to a member of our team by giving us a call on 0161 839 3769; we’re always happy to answer any query you might have.

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