I have always loved the holidays. It’s a time to be with the people you love, a time to create memories that will last a lifetime. Sadly, I haven’t been able to create nearly enough Christmas memories with my family during the last decade or so.
Two years ago, I decided to return to my hometown — for the holiday celebrations with old friends and family. I was so excited, but I couldn’t help worrying about what people would say when they saw me after such a long time. I’d lost a lot of hair since my previous trip home. And being a self-conscious guy already, I soon started to dread the look on familiar faces when they saw the “new” me.
I began reminiscing about my youthful good looks and even went to the trouble of hunting down old family photos from holidays gone by. To see myself looking so young — and with a full head of hair — made me incredibly sad. And I know it was irrational, but I started to worry that my family and friends would feel this same sadness when they saw me.
I decided not to feel sorry for myself and started researching hair restoration studios. I quickly found a studio near by. I was extremely pleased with my consultation and felt that the treatments they offered could work for me. My goal was to have fuller, healthier looking hair. I decided to give it a go. After all, I literally had very little to lose.
I started the treatments in February, and by the summer of the same year, I could already see a substantial difference. My hair really was thicker, and it was growing a little faster too. The bald patch at the top of my head was almost invisible, which obviously filled me with joy — as well as a great deal of confidence.
After nearly a year of applying the hair restoration product, I headed home for Christmas. This was the first time in five years I’d been back, and I was very nervous to say the least.
Of course, no one gave my hair a second glance. And to be honest, deep down, I always knew they wouldn’t. You see, my family and friends didn’t care that I’d lost a little hair; they were just over the moon to see me. I realized that, for men like me, hair loss affects inner confidence rather than how my nearest and dearest perceive me. And because I felt confident in my own skin, I was able to concentrate on having a wonderful Christmas with the people I care about most.
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