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I Made Peace With Losing My Hair. You Can Too.

My Story

I was born with a full head of hair that I could run my fingers through and brush out in the morning. It was thick, curly and brown; in fact, people complimented me all the time. As I got older, though, I noticed that my hair was getting thinner and thinner until finally it stopped growing altogether at age 21. I wasn’t prepared for this change; I’d always been proud of my hair but now it felt like something had been taken away from me without warning or explanation. Of course, hair loss was common among older men (and women), but nothing is normal about losing all your hair at such an early age! My confidence plummeted real fast — after trying everything from Rogaine to Propecia in hopes of regrowing what had fallen out but nah, the hair gods said NO.

The Realization

The realization that your hair loss is out of your control can be a difficult one to come to terms with. For many men, hair loss is seen as a sign of aging or as a reflection of their personal hygiene habits. However, the reality is that hair loss is caused by a variety of factors, including, but not limited to: genetics, hormonal changes, and medical conditions.

For me, it took some time to accept that my hair loss was not something I could control. I had tried different shampoos, supplements, and even changed my diet at this point, in hopes of stopping my hair falling off like leaves in the fall breeze. But all my efforts were in vain. It was during this time that I began to realize how much my hair loss was impacting my confidence. I would avoid social situations and would constantly worry about how others perceived me. I felt like I was losing a part of my identity and it was affecting my mental health.

But with time, I started to understand that my hair loss did not define me. I began to focus on the things that made me feel confident and happy, such as working out and pursuing hobbies that I enjoyed.

The realization that hair loss is out of your control can be a challenging one, but it can also be a liberating one. By accepting that hair loss is a natural part of the aging process, men can focus on living their lives to the fullest and finding confidence in the things that truly matter.

Taking Back Control Of My Life

After several failed attempts to regrow whatever strands of hair were left on my head, I decided I had had enough. I was tired of feeling self-conscious about my hair and constantly worrying about how it looked. I wanted to take control of my appearance and my confidence, and going bald seemed like the best way to do that. So I decided to go bald. Shocker, you say!

I just walked into the barber and told him to take it all off. Honestly, it was a liberating experience. I felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders. No more hiding under hats or trying to style my hair in a way that would cover up my bald spots. I could finally be myself, without any pretences.

Of course, there were some challenges that came with being bald. I had to adjust to the new sensation of having a bare scalp, and I had to learn how to take care of my skin to prevent sunburn and dryness. But overall, it was a positive experience. Going bald has given me a new sense of confidence and freedom. I no longer worry about how my hair looks or what other people think of me. I’m comfortable in my own skin, and that’s a powerful feeling. If you’re considering going bald, I encourage you to take the leap. It may seem scary at first, but it could be the best decision you ever make.

The Advice

1. So, the first step is to learn to love yourself. It’s not easy, but it can be done! Once you do that, everything else will fall into place.

2. The second step is understanding that hair loss is natural and something we all go through at some point in our lives. It doesn’t make you less of a person or mean that there’s anything wrong with you; it just means that nature has decided it’s time for your body to shed some dead skin cells (and maybe even some hair).

3. Take care of yourself. Eating a healthy diet, staying active, and getting enough sleep can all help you feel better about yourself and your appearance.

4. Seek support. Part of what helped me was being part of a very lovely supportive community of alopecia sufferers (yes, I call it that). There are lots of people who have been through the same thing as you, and they’re willing to share their stories and experiences with each other. Here’s one on Facebook I think you’ll love: Alopecia Support Group.

5. Go bald like me and feel refreshed! Nuff’ said.


I’ve learned that accepting my hair loss and feeling liberated are two sides of the same coin. When I accepted my baldness, I was able to embrace a new perspective on life. But if I’m being honest, it’s still hard sometimes, waking up to the reality that you can’t have hair ever again, but then I am strangely thankful for my new appearance, one which I am proud of.

Remember, hair loss does not define you. You are still the same person you have always been, with unique talents, qualities, and strengths. By learning to love and accept yourself, you can overcome the challenges of hair loss and live a fulfilling, happy life.

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