Thanks to the likes of society, Wayne Rooney and Shane Warne we have been encouraged to believe that losing our hair is a bad thing, I have been receding for well over a decade now and I haven’t even hit 40, at the beginning I did the thing most of us do, I grew long, and when I say long I mean LONG hair, hiding the fact that my hair was disappearing at the sides by growing it and hiding under the extra long hair from the top of my head.
I have watched the TV and I have seen the adverts in the many, many waiting room’s magazines stack that I thumb through at the various appointments which talk about hair loss as some illness that we should be ashamed of. Now I am not talking here of alopecia or hair loss with some medical treatments, nor hair loss for women as I can genuinely understand the psychological impact of that. What I am talking about is general hair loss in men as we grow old, some seem to go grey others seem to go bald. So when I see a blog and a study like this I love it and I share it.
Now I am not for one second saying people should not have treatments if it is their wish/desire to do so, but lets not have celebrities and adverts selling it as a condition that we should be scared of, that it is a confidence loss and we should have it before we suffer psychological effects, leave it as a choice thing let people know its available but lets not push general baldness as a bad thing, after all in my wheelchair with this thing keeping my bald head warm, or as the Easter bunny who wouldn’t find me sexy and masculine 🙂