Ever have a forgettable first date and feel like you’d rather clean out the garage or wash your hair on a Saturday night than go on a second date? (Confession: we’ve been there!) While it can be nice to meet new people and go to fun places, looking for that “special someone” often leads to some A-W-K-W-A-R-D moments along the way. For those experiencing hair loss and dating, the search for love can be especially intimidating.
The Added Pressure of Hair Loss
Feelings of insecurity and the pressure to look good and make a positive first impression can weigh heavily on emotions. After all, we all want the person we are dating to see us for who we are on the inside, not just our outward appearance. Because many of today’s dates begin withonline dating apps, chances are the person you would like to date has only seen your picture (even if you’ve communicated via phone or text) and your date will be your first meeting.
When you’re struggling with hair loss, you may be concerned that there will be a negative reaction from your date because of it. Unfortunately, it’s all too common for your “inner voice” to raise self-doubts with questions such as:
“Are they noticing my hair loss?”
“Will the other person care about my hair?”
“Does my hair loss make me look less attractive?”
“Will they reject me because of my hair loss?”
And, if you’ve experienced any type of thinning/balding you probably understand that high winds and rain, bright lights and places like swimming pools and roller coasters can cause increased anxiety and insecurity. It’s no surprise that individuals who experience hair loss are often more self-conscious and have a harder time feeling at ease with others.
Concerned About Your Hair Loss? You’re Not Alone.
If you’re dating and have insecure feelings and self-doubt, it is important to know that hair loss is a very common concern. According to the American Hair Loss Association, by the age of 35, two-thirds of American men will experience some degree of appreciable hair loss, and by the age of 50 approximately 85% of men experience significantly thinning hair. Approximately twenty-five percent of men who suffer with male pattern baldness begin the painful process before they reach the age of 21. And it’s not just men. The Cleveland Clinic reports that 50% of women will experience noticeable hair loss in their lifetime. Chances are, you’ll find plenty of others who can relate to your same concerns (even if it isn’t discussed on a first date).
Alleviate Your Fear—Increase Your Confidence
At Advanced Hair Solutions, we believe your hair (or lack thereof) should not prevent you from enjoying life. We are experts at managing fine, thinning hair and we know how to make you look your best despite the changes in your hair volume and texture. Sometimes it’s as simple as using special cutting and coloring techniques for fine, thinning hair, or utilizing trichology treatments in conjunction with laser therapy to encourage healthy new hair growth.
For individuals with extensive hair loss who would like the appearance of a full head of hair, replacement systems offer a nearly instant solution. From custom hair restoration systems, non-surgical hair grafts, and Micro Point Link (MPL) for both men and women, we can create a look that is tailored to your choice of style, color, length, texture and lifestyle. Every option promises natural-looking hair that is fully customizable. At Advanced Hair Solutions, you have options to help combat your hair loss, conquer your fear, restore your self-esteem and enjoy dating with confidence. We’ve got you covered!