Hair plays a significant role in our life. Another person’s hair is one of the first characteristics we notice upon meeting. Our own hair is one of the first and last things we attend to before a meeting or a social engagement.
Hair disorder, especially when severe, often profoundly affects the lives of those afflicted. Severe hair loss evokes not only cosmetic concerns but may also evoke feelings of vulnerability (nakedness), loss of self-esteem, alterations in self-image, and, perhaps, even self-identity.
In 1992, researchers at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, surveyed 145 men, and found that 84 percent of the balding men were preoccupied with their loss. They described themselves as filled with self-consciousness, helplessness, and envy of men with full heads of hair
How deep does a bald man’s anxiety runs?
Stereotypes associated with baldness are not flattering. A research back in 1971(2) had been conducted to investigate how one person was perceived by others can be influenced by quantity of scalp hair (regular, balding, and bald) as well as color, length, and quality of scalp hair.
Pictures of the same person were presented to 60 judges. Differences in appearances of this person (i.e., experimental conditions of regular, balding, and bald) were manipulated through modifications made by a commercial artist.
The results revealed that the person with a regular quantity of hair was rated as most handsome, virile, strong, active, and sharp. The person with a balding head of hair was rated as least potent, weak, dull, and inactive, and the person with a bald head of hair was rated as most unkind, bad, and ugly.
Natural Care for Hair Loss
In general, hair loss is a condition that reflects the level of health of the person, although not a dangerous disease, millions of people are desperately seeking a cure for hair loss, our society drives us to look healthy and young, hair loss damages or looks and our self esteem, making us less sure of ourselves.
Why do some people suffer from hair loss, and others enjoy a full head of hair throughout their lives? Usually we lose about 100 hairs per day, after a few months, a new hair grows out of the same follicle. In some men, the new hair is thinner then the one before, when this one fall the next one is even thinner, until eventually the follicle stops producing hair. Women also suffer from hair loss as they age and reach menopause, though they don’t lose as much hair as men.
Childbirth can cause hair loss. Mothers usually lose a lot of hair during a 6-month period after giving birth. Other reasons for hair loss in men and women are; stress, infection, surgery, high fever, diets, over brushing, syphilis, and tumors. There are some drugs that claim to regrow hair, but they only achieve mild results and are full of side effects, for example minoxidil (Rogaine) should not be taken by people with high blood pressure, and it may cause acne on the forehead and back.
Another is finasteride (Propecia) it can be taken orally (men only) and causes sex problems, rash and if handled by a pregnant woman it can cause birth defects in the genital area of the fetus.
We Recommend These Vitamins and Minerals
- Folic acid
- Vitamin C.
- Too much Vitamin A can cause hair loss keep your intake less than 100,000 IU daily.
- Take Silica in capsules one a day, makes hair stronger and thicker.
- Rinse your hair with a mix of apple cider vinegar and sage tea this helps hair grow.
- To improve blood circulation to the scalp take Ginkgo Biloba.