How to cope with Hair Loss

Simone Thomas hair loss clinic and hairdressers in Bournemouth believe that it’s important to address the psychological impact of your hair loss. If you’ve lost your hair, even temporarily, life will be easier if you can accept what’s happened and learn to live with your altered appearance.

“How well you cope with looking at yourself in the mirror depends on your coping strategies, personality, self-esteem and the support around you,” says Simone, Director of Simone Thomas, who herself has suffered hair loss in the past. “It’s really important to try to promote positivity in your life. The more stressed you find yourself the worse the hair loss can be, ending up with you being in a vicious circle.”

Here are some useful self-help tips:

Share stories: It helps to know you’re not alone.

Join a support group: There are a variety of groups around the country where you can meet and socialise with other people with alopecia and other hair loss issues.

Go online: If you prefer to go online to talk to others, join a discussion forum. Alopecia UK have a great one!

Accept it: It’s not easy, but try to come to terms with your hair loss. One way to do this is to make a list of all your good qualities and focus your energy on celebrating these attributes.

Talk about it: Discuss your hair loss with your friends, family and loved ones, preferably early on. Let them know how you feel about it and what kind of support you need. If hair loss is affecting your relationship with your partner perhaps you could go to therapy or couples counselling.

Cover up: Look into disguising and covering up your hair loss with things like human hair wigs, hair extensions, scarves, our revolutionary Hair Replacement system and make-up. Persevere until you find a product and style that suits you. You may prefer not to cover up your hair loss at all whatever works best for you!

If you have hair loss that you find difficult to cover up (around 50% hair loss or more), you could be eligible for a wig on the NHS.

Be patient: Remember that many cases of hair loss in women are temporary. That said, regrowth is unpredictable and can take years. Remember too, that your new hair can come through in a different texture and colour to the hair that you had before.

Avoid miracle cures: Don’t be taken in by claims on the internet for wonder products. There are no cures for female hair loss.

For a hair loss consultation with one of our hair loss experts please book an appointment at Simone Thomas hair loss clinic and hairdressers in Bournemouth on 01202 760003.

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