Wigs come in a wide variety of shapes, nets, sizes, textures, colors, and lengths. Each of these factors also affects the enjoyment, utility, and length of use you will get out of the wig. Choosing your wig carefully will ensure that it is comfortable, easy to wear, and meets your expectations.
Several factors influence our level of self-confidence. The amount of confidence we have or our lack of confidence affects nearly every aspect of our lives and is crucial to both our physical and mental health. Our self-confidence is the amount of faith or trust that we have in ourselves. It involves our thoughts and emotions, affecting our perception of ourselves and influencing how we interact in the world.
Thinning hair, hair loss, and scalp conditions are common issues that affect most men and women at some time in their life. While hair loss is not a life-threatening medical condition, the psychological effects of thinning hair and hair loss can be complicated. Our hair is an integral part of how we and others see us, and for many people, hair and scalp conditions can be devastating.
Studies have found that thinning hair and hair loss affects nearly 35 million men and 21 million women in the United States. Research shows that almost 40% of men will begin to notice hair loss by 35 years of age, while the same percentage of women will experience thinning hair by age 40. As we age, the condition typically worsens, with 70% of men age 60 reporting hair loss issues and 80% of women by age 60.
Hair loss is a natural part of the hair's growth cycle. When a strand of hair reaches the last stage of the growth cycle, it falls out, and a new one typically grows in its place. When the growth cycle is interrupted, a new hair may not appear, causing noticeable hair loss. Many factors can cause an interruption in the growth cycle, including medical conditions such as diabetes.
While you may have never considered it, stress, anxiety, depression, and hair loss can go hand in hand. At HRC – Hair Restoration of California we understand the connection between mental health and hair loss, and we can help. Changes in your hair and its appearance – from hair loss to thinning to a change in the look and feel – can signal health issues. Let’s explore what your hair may be telling you about your health and find the solutions if your hair issues are related to stress, anxiety, or depression.