A man who wears a wig whenever he’s in public is a man drowning in self-contempt: he hates who he is, and that’s pitiful and not something I want to be.
Well, if that’s not the biggest load of tripe we’ve ever heard, we don’t know what is. We found a rather scathing review of the trauma of hair loss, and while the author of the article had become bald before 30 and shaved his head (and therefore had first hand experience of how it feels), his opinion on people who attempt to do something about it came across really quite patronising.
If you have a dodgy smile, is it pitiful to have dental surgery? Do you hate yourself because you go to the gym to get rid of your love handles? Do women wear makeup because they’re disgusted with their faces? It’s true, we all have hangups about ourselves. Everybody has something they’d rather be a little smaller (or larger!), a little more toned, a little more beautiful. It’s a visual world we live in, and as much as looking good to others is important to some, the most important thing is how you feel about yourself. Is self improvement something to be ashamed of? We don’t think so.
Hair loss is still a taboo subject; it’s embarrassing for everybody simply because of the stigma attached to it. It’s not cool to try and find the answer to your hair loss problem like it is to have liposuction, or a boob job. It’s not cool to admit you’re losing your hair because it’s a sign of age, or poor genes (apparently), so that means it has to be a covert operation. Nobody should know. We’re not saying you should shout it from the rooftops if you don’t want to, but we are saying if you want to do something about it, you should. And you can.