If you’re here, reading this blog, I can only assume it's because you have personally experienced how emotional the hair loss journey can be. Whether that’s from personal experience or because you’ve seen it affect the people that you care for — it isn’t hard to see how hair loss plays a significant role in our self-esteem and confidence. For many women, the emotional journey of hair loss is challenging and deeply personal. In this week’s edition of Transforming Reflections, we are going to be exploring the various emotions we often go through during hair loss and discuss how the hair loss solutions we offer at MOLDAVITE Luxury Salon can be a transformative solution for regaining the confidence that hair loss may have ripped away from you.
So, let’s get into it!
Understanding the Emotional Impact of Hair Loss and Knowing You’re Not Alone
As we talked about in our last post, hair loss can be triggered by a multitude of factors, including genetics, hormonal changes, medical conditions, and even stress! (If you missed that one, go back and check it out!) Regardless of the cause behind it, hair loss often leads to a ROLLERCOASTER of emotions! The main thing I want you to know is, it’s okay to feel the emotions that you’re feeling and you aren’t alone in this journey.
Shock and Denial: The initial realization of hair loss can be SHOCKING for many women. This often begins with seeing more hair in your brush than normal or noticing your scalp peeking through when you wear certain styles. Oftentimes, we notice these things but try to convince ourselves it “probably isn’t as bad as we think it is” leading to embracing the denial. And, because hair loss usually happens over a period of weeks or months, it's hard to notice the changes immediately!
Embarrassment and Self-Consciousness: As hair loss progresses, embarrassment and self-consciousness become common emotions. By this stage, many women will start avoiding certain social situations or wearing hats and scarves to hide their thinning hair. And, if you’ve experienced this, you’ve probably also experienced fearing that the wind will blow too hard and expose your scalp or ruin your particular style that covers your trouble spots…. It’s often devastating and HARD to carry emotionally, leading to our next stage.
Loss of Confidence: Perhaps the most significant emotional toll in the journey of hair loss is the loss of self-confidence. When we experience issues with our hair, it’s quickly realized that it’s NOT “just hair” as we're often told... As women, our hair is closely tied to our self-image and our self-worth, and its loss can lead to feelings of inadequacy and reduced self-esteem, which is totally normal! So often, I hear my guests tell me that they felt so alone in their hair loss and that it seems like no one else is experiencing it. The truth is, the conversation of hair loss is just TABOO, and 1 out of every 3 women you have met has experienced noticeable hair loss in their lifetime!
Depression and Anxiety: In some cases of hair loss, prolonged struggles can even trigger depression and anxiety in some individuals. The fact is, that constantly having to worry about your appearance can take a significant toll on your mental health. Fighting every day to style your hair in a way that you feel somewhat comfortable leaving the house can be emotionally exhausting!
If you’re reading this and want you to understand that all of these emotions, although dark and unfortunate, are natural and normal. Over 30 million women nationwide face the struggles of hair loss, so please — never think you are alone or that you are beyond help. There are hair loss solutions available to you and my goal is to help anyone struggling with hair loss know which options are best for them!
Finding the Right Hair Loss Solution to Restore Your Confidence
Over my years as an extension specialist, I’ve developed a deep love for helping women regain their confidence and emotional well-being as they navigate their hair loss journey. Here's how our customized solutions can help you look in the mirror without stressing about your hair and begin to LOVE your reflection:
Instant Volume + Length: Any time my guests want to add length, I suggest Natural Beaded Rows Extensions, but depending on your degree of hair loss, we can actually pair A Customized Crown Topper with your Rows! This option provides an immediate solution by adding volume and length to fine and thinning hair, no matter where your trouble spots are! My goal is to boost your self-esteem and help you feel sexy again!
Natural-Looking Results: High-quality extensions are designed to blend seamlessly with your natural hair, creating a natural appearance that no one will suspect. Whether you are a candidate for Luxury Extensions, a Crown Topper, or both — every install is an EXPERIENCE. Complete with expertly customized color to ensure that every bit of your installation looks natural and feels great!
Versatility: No matter which of our hair loss solutions you choose, you’ll never have to be locked into ONE style ever again. All of our options allow you to wear your hair up, 1/2 up, in a clip, in a ponytail, or in braids. You name it, you should be able to rock it! This versatility allows you to experiment with different looks and regain a sense of control over your appearance.
Safe + Comfortable: My main goal with everyone who sits in my chair is the health and wellness of their natural hair and scalp. ESPECIALLY in my guests who struggle with hair loss, being hyper-aware of scalp health is crucial. My team and I customize every install to your individual needs and spend time with you to teach you how to have an amazing experience.
Empowerment: It’s not “just hair”! When you start wearing hair extensions, you’ll be amazed at how empowered you feel! They unlock a level of confidence that many of my guests say they couldn’t find anywhere else. It's not just about LOOKING good…it's about FEELING good about yourself and loving the reflection looking back at you!
The emotional journey of hair loss is a challenging one, but if there’s one thing I hope you take away from this it’s to remember that you are NOT alone. We offer personalized solutions for your hair loss that will have you regaining your confidence and feeling like your beautiful self again in JUST A FEW HOURS. So, stop fighting with your hair for hours every morning — looking at yourself in the mirror and not feeling beautiful as you load it with 1/2 a can of hairspray and a prayer just to feel good enough to be seen in public.
If you're done feeling like a prisoner to your hair loss and you’re ready to take the next step, I’d love to see you click the link above and schedule your FREE consultation with me, today. We're here to support you on your path to confidence and can’t WAIT to meet you!
Until the next one!
Bri Morgan, Hair Loss Specialist