A recent article in the UK’s Stylist online magazine revealed how alopecia is a confidence-sucking condition affecting more than eight million women. This is a huge number, considering that it’s a statistic just for the UK. Losing hair and the prospect of going bald is something most women never want to think about; it’s an unimaginable nightmare. So what do you do when you find you’re losing your hair and your worst nightmare is about to become a reality? The natural instinct is to hide it from everybody else. The consequence, however, is a realization of your worst nightmare. By ignoring the problem, you delay seeking help and may continue doing the things which are causing the problem in the first place.
Why alopecia sufferers don’t speak up
Alopecia may be hereditary or may be caused by the way you treat your hair, including excessive relaxing and use of harmful chemicals. One of the reasons why many women suffer in silence include the following:
- Many women find discussing their hair loss with friends embarrassing.
- The pressure on women to look “beautiful”.
- Hair and hairstyling is an integral part of many women’s image and anything “attacking” that image often leads to a loss of self-esteem.
- The subject is rarely spoken about, and very few women are aware of how many people suffer from the condition around the world.
- There are so many myths surrounding the condition, women don’t know the truth.
Dealing with hair loss is a lone process for many women. The woman featured in the Stylist article was just nineteen when she started losing her hair. It took her quite some time to finally go for a consultation with hair experts. Alopecia presents itself in different ways, depending on the type of alopecia. The symptoms will range from hair loss on the crown, a thinning scalp, or small bald patches.
Receiving a professional assessment as soon as you notice something wrong with your hair is the best way to deal with alopecia. Of course, there is no denying the impact it can have on your confidence and self-esteem, however, standing up to alopecia involves seeking help and talking about your condition.
If you suspect you may have alopecia, the experts at Vinci Hair Clinic can assess you and provide a diagnosis. Get in touch today to find an answer to your hair loss problems.