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Bald-Headed? Hiding Hair Loss? Empowering Tips For Men And Women

Tired Of Being Mistaken For a Skinhead?

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OK, well, maybe it’s not quite that bad...

...but there are a lot of people who find baldness very embarrassing, and I am not just talking about men! 

Hair loss causes some women to hide their light under a bushel!

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Women lose their hair, too!

 While many people find a bald head on a man rather attractive, there are few who feel the same way about a bald-headed woman! 

Don't be driven to extremes!

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There are hair loss treatments to suit every need!

There are basically three ways to deal with hair loss. You can try shampoos and other topical treatments, medical or herbal supplements, and finally, if you are really intent, hair transplants.

Of course, before you do anything, you will want to consult your health professional and research all of the methods of restoring your hair that may be available to you. A good health professional will be able to tell you why you are losing your hair. It could just be typical spot baldness - or alopecia - caused by aging and changes in hormones, or it could be a disease or disorder that needs treatment.

There are topical treatments for men and women!

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    Your health professional may recommend a shampoo or medicated product to massage into the scalp. He or she may simply recommend massage to stimulate circulation to the scalp.

Remember, some people like bald heads!

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A healthy eating plan may do the trick!

Vitamin therapy or a healthy food plan may be just what the doctor ordered to restore healthy hair growth.  If your loss of hair is caused by a disease or disorder, your health professional may prescribe a course of medication or herbal treatments to address the problem.

When you have tried everything else...

  • Hair Transplants
    If you have given all other options a good try without success, and you still feel you absolutely must have hair, you may want to look into hair transplants.

Or you may Boldly Go - Bald!

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Title: Patrick Stewart Attribution License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5 Photographer: colinedwards99: everystockphoto.com

Do your homework!

Be sure to listen carefully to everything your health professional has to say on the matter. It is a good idea to look into the various treatments available on your own and compare the pros and cons.  Before you make any decisions, be sure that you are well aware of the possible dangers and side effects that any course of treatment may cause.

Comments

justmesuzanne (author) from Texas on June 06, 2013:

Indeed, and Patrick Stewart definitely has what counts!

http://bit.ly/PSWhatCounts

Aunt Jimi from The reddest of the Red states! on June 06, 2013:

An interesting subject. I have a dear friend, a woman, who has lost a great deal of hair due to thyroid disease. Her hair still looks OK, but you can see her scalp in the parts easily now when once her hair was so thick it was about 3 inches in diameter at least, when bunched together in a ponytail with one's hands in the back. Getting the right medication dosage with thyroid disease is helpful, but may not solve the problem entirely.

As for bald men, what's the big deal? On the one hand I think the fact that so much pressure is being put on men to have hair is sort of a comeuppance for their unreasonable requirement of physical perfection in women, and on the other hand I think it's ridiculous. Lots of bald men are sweethearts and the best guys in the world. Who cares if they have hair so long as they have what counts?

justmesuzanne (author) from Texas on June 04, 2013:

I'm not even sure Mother Teresa had hair! She always wore a wimple, so may have been bald or very near it. Back in the punk rock 80s, I had a shaved head style with a "tail" for awhile. It is amazingly freeing! A friend on FaceBook recently survived breast cancer. She had her head shaved as soon as she was diagnosed and had an attractive mandala style temporary tattoo applied. It was quite fetching! :D

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on June 03, 2013:

I think that some people care more than others about the quantity of hair on their head. Donald Trump comes to mind. Other people color their hair and some let it go natural. I think that it depends upon how secure people are in themselves and/or their emphasis is on more important things in life. I doubt that Mother Teresa fretted if some of her hair came out when she brushed it. She was focused on the needs of others.

justmesuzanne (author) from Texas on May 21, 2013:

Yes, baldness doesn't matter to me one way or the other. Men should really follow the advice of Henry Higgins and "fix up the mess that's inside" and stop worrying about their hair (or lack of it!) :D

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 20, 2013:

I agree with the others. You have some great photos included in this hub. Genetics plays a role in baldness also. Many younger men actually shave their heads on purpose. Just proves that most men can look good with or without hair. Most women would not choose that look on purpose. Voted up and useful.

Sudiekram on February 02, 2011:

Wow. You have the best pics on this hub. Nice work.

justmesuzanne (author) from Texas on October 26, 2010:

Well, luckily, it usually happens gradually! :)

KenWu from Malaysia on October 26, 2010:

And I can't imagine if all my hair is gone :)

justmesuzanne (author) from Texas on October 26, 2010:

Thanks, Ken! Yes, Patrick Stewart does look fabulous bald, but from a woman's perspective, I would say any man who is self confident enough to "boldly go bald" is more attractive than one who thinks he needs to add hair! :)

KenWu from Malaysia on October 26, 2010:

The cigarette hair is fantastic and Patrick Steward looks awesome with his bald head. Some people don't need hair to look great but most DO!

justmesuzanne (author) from Texas on May 23, 2009:

Thanks, BK! :)

BkCreative from Brooklyn, New York City on May 23, 2009:

A timely topic - it was just on the news about women and hair loss.

Looove the cigarette head - will forward to a heavy-smoker friend!

justmesuzanne (author) from Texas on May 23, 2009:

Thanks JB! Glad you liked it! :)

jayb23 from India on May 23, 2009:

Nice hub. Liked the photographs specially the cigarette one. Keep them rolling

justmesuzanne (author) from Texas on May 23, 2009:

Hee hee! Thanks! LOL! This was a little writing assignment I had, and I wanted to see how well I could jazz it up with pictures, Amazon product, and so on! I think it turned out pretty well, but I wish I had added a poll. I thought of it as soon as I published it, but I didn't want to add it then because I have found that immediate editing causes people to think you have pulled the Hub. I may add one later. Something along the lines of: How do you feel about bald men? with some choices. Maybe I'll add one about bald women, too! :)

And, yes, I agree! Patrick Stewart is hot!

Lisa HW from Massachusetts on May 23, 2009:

Good hub.  Patrick Stewart is always the example I use to point out that bald guys can be pretty attractive. (I have to say that "cigarette head" is quite creative, isn't it? :) )

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