Hair Replacement and Hair Systems – The Psychological Impact – April 20th, 2009

It’s no secret to any of us that losing one’s hair can be traumatic. And even though millions of men and many women experience this traumatic loss at some point in their lifetimes, few are truly prepared for the emotional impact of such a loss. When hair loss occurs, it becomes time to seek out Hair Replacement solutions.
Perhaps because hair frames our faces, we think of it as an integral part of the ‘picture’ we have of ourselves when we look in the mirror. It defines who we are and, to some degree, our expectations about ourselves. Unfortunately, the world judges us by our appearance. And though losing one’s hair, by anyone’s standard, should not define us or take a front seat to ‘who’ we are, often that disconnect happens when hair loss occurs. We feel like some part of us has gone missing. And, it has. That’s why so many people turn to Hair Replacement technology today to restore what was lost and regain a sense of wellbeing.
Gabe Telsnor was only twenty-six when he began losing his hair. “My father lost his hair young, so I kind of expected I would lose mine early, too. But at twenty-six, I was unprepared for the kind of hair loss I had. I tried every product out there, but in the end, nothing worked.” Gabe got depressed when he looked in the mirror and began to lose confidence around women and blow job interviews. “It might have been my imagination, but I felt like people would stare at me with pity, because I was so young, but my hair loss made me look old.”
He ordered a set of cheap Hair Systems off the Internet, but that turned out to be worse than no hair. It was ill fitting and there was no one to help him fix it. Finally, Gabe found a high-end Hair Replacement clinic nearby where experts in Hair Replacement technology fitted him with a Hair System that made him look his age again. It was so real, made from human hair, it was virtually undetectable. Gabe found he could shower, swim and not worry about rainstorms with his new Hair System. And the best part? With his new Hair System, his confidence began to come back, too. Now, two years later, his friends and family hardly remember the old, balding Gabe. He’s getting married. And in the wedding photos, he’ll be wearing the Hair System that gave him back his confidence.
According to the American Hair Loss Council, losing one’s hair to genetics is only one aspect of hair loss. Illness, stress and accidents can factor in, as well. Chemo and radiation therapies are infamous culprits in causing hair loss. And for patients undergoing cancer treatments, it’s like getting kicked when you’re already down.
Sarah Lindross was focused on surviving the chemo and radiation that was treating her breast cancer, but when she lost her hair, it was almost the last straw. Looking at herself in that state was demoralizing and she hated wearing scarves on her head to hide her baldness. A friend suggested a Hair Replacement clinic he had visited for his own hair loss. Sarah was able to meet with a woman named Gina who had been helping people like Sarah with Hair Replacement needs for years. When she got her new hair, it was lightweight, woven on feather-light netting and when she had it on, she felt like herself again. “I didn’t care if my friends knew it was a Hair System,” Sarah remembers. “I knew my own hair would grow back eventually, but I didn’t want to feel different when I went out to live my life. And that absolutely helped me to heal.”
If there is a downside to Hair Replacement technology and Hair Systems, it’s that some clients struggle with the idea that people will know and judge them for being vain. But for those suffering through hair loss, it’s not about vanity; it’s about feeling whole. Friends and family will notice when you look like yourself again, but they’ll soon accept it and even forget it after a while. There is also a certain commitment to keeping your Hair Systems maintained. Clients at high-end Hair Replacement clinics must work this into their schedules and their lives.
Purchasing a high-end Hair System will save you the embarrassment of strangers noticing your new hair, because high-end Hair Systems from high-end Hair Replacement clinics are truly undetectable. Expert technicians not only measure you precisely for your Hair System, they cut and color it to blend seamlessly with your own hair. Hair Systems are adhered to the scalp with a special adhesive that is comfortable and water resistant and, depending on how much you sweat, keeps you hair in place and worry free for weeks. Should you need to re-adhere the edges in between visits to the Hair Replacement clinic, the technicians will teach you how to do it at home. Occasionally, because high-end hair replacement systems only use real human hair, new hair will have to be added to your Hair System because of normal shedding. But you can expect to wear your system out the same day as your appointment.
For most people who purchase high-end Hair Systems, it’s an investment that’s well worth the money and time. What do they get in return? They get their lives back.
Travis M. Keeler is a Hair Replacement expert who generously shares his expertise with hair loss sufferers and hair replacement wearers. For more information about the opportunities and pitfalls of nonsurgical hair replacement, please visit :

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