The holidays are something I have always loved. It was always great to be able to spend time with the people I love, and create memories that will last a lifetime. For me I haven’t been able to create those precious memories I wanted over the last decade or so.
Two years ago, I decided to go back to my hometown for the holidays, and celebrate with old friends and family. I was so excited to see everyone again, but I couldn’t help worrying about what people would say when they saw me after such a long time. I had lost a lot of hair since had they last seen me back home. I was always a little self-conscious, and the thought of them seeming me now soon became something I dreaded.
It was easy for me to reminisce about my youthful looks and I even went to the trouble of hunting down old family photos from past holidays. I wanted to look at myself and see how much hair I had in those old photos. It made me extremely sad, and only increased how self-conscious I was already feeling. I started to imagine my friends and family picking up on my sadness, and would being to feel sad for me as well.
I made the decision not to feel sorry for myself. I started to look into hair restoration studios in my area. I found one that was nearby. I had a free consult with them and was very pleased with the treatments they offered. I had a goal, and that was to have fuller, healthier looking hair. I decided to do it, after all I had very little to lose.
I started laser hair therapy treatments in March, and by mid-summer, I was able to see a substantial difference. My hair was much thicker and it was growing a little faster as well. The bald patch on the top of my head was no nearly invisible. You can’t imagine how amazing this made me feel. My self-confidence began to grow. After nearly a year of treatments, I was no going to be heading home for the holidays. It had been a while since I was back and I have to admit I was a little nervous.
Not one friend or family gave my hair a second glance. To be honest, deep down I knew they wouldn’t. Family and friends could careless about me losing a little hair, they were just so excited to see me. I realized a few things that year, for men like myself, hair loss can really affect your confidence. Feeling more confident about my hair, I was able to really enjoy my time with everyone and I could create those special memories I craved.
If you are experiencing the anxiety of going home for the holidays because of your hair loss, then you owe it to yourself to let us help you. At International Hair Restoration Systems we have hair loss specialists that work with men and women to restore their hair and return their self-confidence.