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Top 3 Mistakes People With Hair Loss Make

Nearly 25% of all men show some signs of thinning or balding by the tender age of 21 and an estimated 40% of all hair loss sufferers are women. In fact, nearly 50% of all women deal with some form of hair loss by the age of 50. In this article, we will be going over the top 3 mistakes that all hair loss sufferers make when dealing with hair loss.

Being in denial

As with all forms of hair loss, individuals dealing with androgenic alopecia or genetic hair loss may experience emotional and psychological trauma when they first start to notice they are losing hair. For many, balding can leave them feeling alone and isolated, so it is easier to convince themselves that they are not truly balding, but merely losing hair due to stress or other reasons. However, the most common form of hair loss is androgenic alopecia or genetic hair loss which can be inherited from the mother, father or both. The sooner a hair loss sufferer accepts that they are losing their hair, the faster they can either move on or treat their hair loss.

Falling for snake oil advertisements

Everyday we are being sold different lotions, potions and alleged hair loss cures. The amount of questionable products being advertised and marketed  as a "cure" on the radio, television and internet is dumbfounding. Unfortuantely, these companies prey on un-educated hair loss sufferers who are desperate to stop their hair loss and want a quick and easy solution. These companies use marketing catch phrases such as "promote new hair growth" and "all natural" to market their products to unsuspecting hair loss sufferers. There are only two products on the market today that have been approved by the FDA to treat genetic hair loss and they are Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia (finasteride).

Commercial chain (hair transplant mills)

Many of these late night infomercials show men and women with thick luscious locks that appear to have never suffered from hair loss. The truth is, most of these "patients" are in fact paid actors that have never had a hair transplant. Additionally, these commercial chain hair restoration clinics rely heavily on marketing and advertising to gain their clientele rather than relying on their reputation and results. These commercial chain clinics are driven by numbers and are not patient focused or result driven. This is why it is important that any hair loss sufferer interested in getting a hair transplant should become part of a legitimate hair loss forum with real patients and real testimonials. Selecting a qualified hair transplant surgeon is essential for receiving ultra-refined results that are natural and will last a lifetime.

Conclusion

Losing one's hair can be emotionally and psychologically damaging, but it's important to remember that hair loss is a common condition that effects millions if not billions of people worldwide. It is essential to educate oneself on the treatments and procedures that have been proven to be effective and actually work.

Written and Published By, 

Melvin, Editorial Assistant and Forum Co-Moderator for the Hair Transplant Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q & A Blog.