I started losing my hair when I was in college, and by the time I turned 40 I had a pronounced bald spot on the top of my head. For a long time I was self-conscious about it. Especially as a young person.
I tried everything I could think of. Someone told me to cover my head in turmeric, and leave it there overnight. All that happened was that my head turned orange. Someone else told me that I needed to stimulate circulation by spraying hot water on my head. I heard so many crazy stories that I didn’t know what I should do about losing hair.
So I stopped doing anything strange and odd. I knew that I had to come to terms with my hair loss, and that’s what I set about to do. I talked to other men who were losing their hair early, and that’s the decision they came to as well. It was nice to be able to talk to men who know what I was experiencing.
I have to admit, however, that even though I am becoming more comfortable with my hair loss, I would like the rest of my hair to stay on my head. To that end I have been watching what I eat, making sure I am gentle with my head, and brush my hair every night.
One of the things I like to do is to massage my scalp. That manages to relax me, whether it is helping my hair or not. I also find that cutting out stress in my life has made me feel better, whether that affects my hair or not. I think I’m better able to handle what is happening to my hair because I am dealing with stress in healthier ways.
I have considered seeing the doctor to find out whether something else is causing my hair loss, but I’m reasonably sure it is just that I am a male. Periodically I look for some suggestions about what I can do for my hair, but the truth is that I’m starting to get used to the bald patch.
I’m even considering shaving my head, the way Vin Diesel has. I think I’ll look better if I just chop everything off on my head. I don’t want to look like Kevin from “The Office”, after all.
Losing my hair is something that I have just had to learn to live with. I have done a great deal of soul searching about why hair is important in the first place. I know a lot of people don’t want to lose their hair, but ultimately, I realized that I still have a life that is moving forward.
I’m so happy that I feel so calm about losing my hair. Years ago it was a major problem and I didn’t know what to do. But learning to stop resisting a problem is a great thing to do, and it has really helped me with my hair loss.