The most valuable asset a balding man has is his confidence. In fact the same is true for a man with a full head of hair, according to Samantha Brett. The Sydney Morning Herald writer and author of “Confidence Equals Sex Appeal” says it doesn’t matter how balding, grey, fat, thin, tall or short you are because attracting the opposite sex is all about confidence.
Hair loss is still, however, a major concern for most men. In fact, one study revealed men are more concerned about losing their hair than their minds. Women on the other hand are relatively unconcerned about whether a man is losing his hair (only 13 percent would be very upset if their man lost their hair), despite the majority of men assuming it would be a major turn-off (52 percent thought women would generally find bald men unattractive).
The Psychology Today study found that men assumed their appearance had a greater impact on women than women acknowledged. In the study, women were asked to rank four personality variables and four physical variables in order of importance when selecting a man for a relationship, and personality won hands down.
The thing about confidence though, is that it’s a matter of being comfortable within our own bodies. Whilst some people get along quite fine without a full head of hair others are so worried about hair loss that it invariably affects their confidence. If your confidence and self-esteem are suffering as a result of hair loss, there is no better way to make you feel better than by dealing with the root of the problem.
“Most people feel better about themselves just by knowing that they’re doing something to correct the situation,” Leonora Doclis, senior Belgravia trichologist and hair loss specialist, explains.
But that doesn’t mean making a quick dash to the closest health food store in the misguided belief that any of the miracle cures found on the shelf will work for you. Because simply speaking, most of those hair loss products probably won't work. They have not been subject to the same clinical and scientific testing the real hair loss treatments have, and they have not been formally approved by any recognised medical regulatory organisation to say they are safe or effective for their claimed uses. If you are serious about exploring hair loss solutions can save time and money by getting the right advice from a hair loss professional so you can choose from the most effective, proven hair loss treatments right off the bat.
“A lot of men that come in think they’re too young to be here when in fact, if they’ve noticed their hair starting to thin or recede, it is the best time to do something,” Leonora notes.
Hair loss can be caused by a number of factors so that’s why it’s important to consult a professional. A diagnosis will inform you whether your hair loss is purely hereditary or if it is a sign of a more serious condition. Most male hair loss is due to a hereditary predisposition and is known as male pattern baldness. In fact, up to 80 percent of men over the age of 70 are affected by this type of hair loss, although its time of onset varies quite a lot, as does its rate of shedding. You could start to notice your hairline receding when you’re still in high school or it might not start to emerge until you’re in your 40s.
Regardless of how old you are when you start to notice your hair thinning, if you think hair loss could eventually start to affect your confidence, it's best to have a consultation with a hair specialist to get a diagnosis and professional treatment advice.
Most people don’t realise that genetic hair loss is treatable and baldness is not an inevitable outcome. It’s a natural process for a lot of men but all the while their confidence can be suffering. There are MHRA licensed and FDA approved male pattern hair loss treatments which can be administered and supplemented, where appropriate, with additional hair growth supporting products.
A lot of men may assume that baldness is just something they’ll have to live with but, with the right professional advice and by gathering information about the recognised and clinically-proven options suitable for their specific situation, it is possible to make an informed choice that can prevent hair loss and promote hair growth.
The Belgravia Centre is a world-renowned group of a hair loss clinic in Central London, UK. If you are worried about hair loss you can arrange a free consultation with a hair loss expert or complete our Online Consultation from anywhere in the world for home-use treatment.
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