What are the Psychological Effects of Hair-loss?

Perhaps because hair loss tends to affect men, the psychological effects of the condition are very rarely talked about. It’s clear that few men welcome the idea of going bald or losing their hair, but it’s slightly less clear exactly how serious the negative implications of the condition can be.

Gene Roddenberry (the creator of Star Trek) was famously asked why he chose Patrick Stewart (famous bald guy) to play Enterprise Captain Jean Luc Picard, wouldn’t they have cured baldness in the future, they said. His response was very elegant, and he said it’s not that they would or wouldn’t have cured baldness, it’s just that they won’t care whether someone is bald in the future.

In the present day, it seems as though society does care to some degree. When we elect people of power, we don’t tend to choose bald men and there does seem to be some in-built prejudice against the follicly-challenged. In other words, there is a social stigma against bald men, and this can create low self-esteem in sufferers of hair loss.

Hair loss undeniably causes a change in appearance, unless you’ve always had a shaved head. It’s not that you look worse; some men look better bald, it’s just that there’s a change. This can lead to body confidence issues, even feelings of loss of identity, end of youth.

Hair Loss doesn’t have to be a permanent condition these days, and there are hair replacement options out there. Look for hair transplant UK online.