It takes an average person about seven years to actually do something about their hair loss concerns. There are many stages that a person goes through when he/she starts losing their hair, from shock to anger to depression to denial, to acceptance and finally to action. Action is the last stage, unfortunately. However, it should be the very first stage. People don’t realize that the longer you prolong the situation, the worse it becomes. That’s true for most things in life really. So why wait? Start with action first.
I know it’s very difficult to come to terms with losing your hair. I’ve been there. It took me many years to finally do something about it. In fact, I was way over the average of seven years. It took me about 13 years to address my problem. I was in the acceptance stage for about the last 7-8 years of it when I woke up one day and had the epiphany that “hey, why not do something about it!” So I did. It was so easy and gratifying. I was so relieved. All the stress rolled away. And inevitably, everyone has the same immediate thought: “Why didn’t I do this sooner? What took me so long?”
It’s human nature for us to avoid dealing with difficult issues sometimes, especially when we don’t know anything about it and we feel like we’re lost. We feel like we’re the only ones going through it. But we’re not alone. It’s very common and normal, for men and women. It’s part of natural life. It shouldn’t be thought of a social stigma. But sometimes that’s how people feel about it. The younger we are the harder it is to deal with. The key is to simply just start the process. Place one foot in front of the other and take one step. Then take the 2nd step, and 3rd step. Before you know it, you’re on your way.
Education and information are powerful. Once you start learning about the problem and it’s options, you realize it’s not that hard at all to do something about it. There’s something about knowing and having the right information that empowers you, gives you confidence and makes you come out of your shell and say to yourself “I can deal with this. Let’s do it!”. Just takes changing your perspective a little bit and your state of mind. Just like with anything else in life, once you start, you’re half way there.