Our expert says:
Slow down a little, here. YOu're a young person, presumably a man, who was and is good-looking, and has all the social skills necessary for a happy and jolly social life. But you have been losing your hair, and have decided to treat this as a catastrophe.
In fact, it'll only be as much of a catastrophe as you insist on making it. I wonder what patern of hair loss you're experiencing. The typical male pattern of hair loss is for the hairline to recede from the temples and forehead. There are also conditions like alopecia, in which hair is lost more irregularly, in patches.
So the first step, surely is to go and see a good dermatologist, and have him examine your scalp and hair, and advise you as to the precise nature of your hair-loss, and what can be done about it. Depending on the cause, quite a bit can be done nowadays, and there are products ( properly scientifically proven ones, not the quack remedies pushed on TV ) which can help quite a lot.
Secondly, if this sense of panic persists, consider seeing a counsellor, to help you get all this in perspective. Many women find bald heads very attractive ; and you'll have noticed that numerous young men, including pop stars, choose to shave their heads because they have decided that Bald is Beautiful.
If you're a young woman, the situation is slightly different, though again the visit to the dermatologist would be important, and there are treatments which could help. Again, wigs are available, and many women with excellent hear-growth coose to wear them for a range of reasons ; and there are even strikingly attractive women who have chosen to shave their heads ( step forward Sinead OCOnnor et al ).
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