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Hair Loss: An Emotional Journey

dismayed woman staring at her brush filled with strands of her own hair

Are you experiencing hair loss?

In a culture where hair is viewed as a sign of youth and good health, losing it can be a negative time in a person’s life. Friends, colleagues, and even family have a difficult time empathizing with someone experiencing alopecia if they have never experienced themselves. This lack of understanding can cause a woman losing her hair to feel doubly alone in her experience, and may cause her to doubt her own feelings. Experts say, however, that if you are experiencing alopecia, you have every right to experience a wide range of emotions.

Concerns with Age

Hair loss has often been linked to old age, an aspect of life that most people avoid like the plague. People use skin creams, have facials, and even go under the knife at the risk of appearing older. Age directly correlates with death, and many cling to their youth as a form of disillusioned immortality. When women begin to experience hair loss for the first time, it’s common for them to link the condition to age and subsequently death.

Lack of Control

Whether a woman is experiencing alopecia at the age of 55 or the age of 25, that woman has had their head of hair for most of their life. She’s used to brushing it in the morning and throwing it in a ponytail late at night. The loss of her hair means that she doesn’t have the same freedoms with it. She can’t style it how she used to and this experience can be frustrating and disheartening.

Low Self-Esteem

Our friends, parents, and even the media have stressed the importance of physical beauty. When it comes to physical beauty, there is a certain set of vapid standards previously set by a society: thin body, lustrous hair, clear skin, etc. These beauty standards have caused many men and women to lose their self-confidence and to feel less attractive.

Fighting Back

Once you realize that beauty standards are ridiculous, that you are in control, and that you are more vibrant than ever, you can fight back. Take back your confidence by visiting Wigs and Hair Solutions in Columbia, Maryland. Your first step to owning a wig is your first step to regaining your femininity and your confidence.


Bonnie Grauer, the owner of Wigs and Hair Solutions, has been a breast cancer survivor for 11 years and is invigorated by helping cancer patients and hair loss sufferers feel confident through her wig services. She has also previously owned Symmetry Hair Studio, where she acquired 25 years of experience in wigs and hair loss solutions.

At Wigs and Hair Solutions, we help our clients with their hair loss. We specialize in human hair wigs, partial pieces, and toppers to cover any level of hair loss. Whether your hair loss is only temporary or a permanent occurrence, or is medically-related, Bonnie will be able to create the look you want with a high-quality wig, topper, or partial piece.

To schedule a private initial consultation with Wigs and Hair Solutions in Columbia, call us today at 410-720-8588. You can visit us online or send us an email at with any questions or concerns.

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