How Hair Loss in Men Affects Self-Esteem
Quality of life can take a hit because of hair loss. Fear not, there’s a fix.
It’s impossible to deny that hair can make or break your confidence. In fact, multiple studies have shown that male pattern hair loss can be linked to a decrease in confidence and lower self-esteem. Hair loss has even been linked to a lowered quality of life, because of the negative self-perception that creates a strain on interpersonal relations.
While woman equate long, thick hair with beauty and desirability, a thick youthful mane on a man is thought to symbolise vitality and masculinity. Conversely, hair loss is associated with getting older, a loss of personal attractiveness, and can even lead to depression when the strands start to fall off.
In a study carried out in major cities of Europe, more than 70% of the male respondents reported that hair was an important feature of their image, and 62% agreed that hair loss could affect self-esteem. Curiously, only less than 10% of the men were pursuing treatment for their hair loss, and a whopping three out of four had never tried to get their hair loss problem treated.
Say it with me: The only way to stop male pattern hair loss is to treat it early. Even if hair loss is in your genes, there are steps you can take to prevent its premature onset.
Proper, effective scalp care in the comfort of your home
The importance of proper scalp care cannot be overstated. With a higher density of hair follicles, sweat glands and sebaceous glands than any other part of the body, as well as its own distinctive microflora, the scalp is highly susceptible to disorders like dandruff, oiliness, acne, inflammation, irritation and other conditions that could result in hair loss and damage.
In terms of home care, it is wise to pick up a proper care regime that will help to control hair fall, improve scalp health so as to optimise hair growth cycles, and protect the scalp and hair against external damage. The best scalp care regime for male hair loss is one that is specially created for men, such as the HOM Fortify range of Shampoo and Tonic.
Formulated for men with mild hair loss and thinning concerns, and for those who want to prevent premature hair loss, the HOM Fortify range enhances scalp health to help reduce hair fall. By properly cleansing the scalp, reinvigorating hair follicles and blocking DHT formation, hair fall is reduced and your crowning mane remains thicker and fuller-looking for longer. And that’s definitely a mood lifter and esteem booster!