Love Is In The Hair: My Shameful Hair Loss Story 

THE LIFESTYLE COLLECTIVE

By Iolee Anagnostopoulou

Struggling with hair loss and the toll it’s taking on your self-esteem? Well, fancy meeting you hair! (Sorry, the title pun kinda opened a portal.)

But seriously, I get it when it comes to the psychological effects of hair loss. For more than 15 years, I’ve been desperately trying to hide a growing bald patch right above my forehead. Tried bangs, special styling, moving the parting to cover it up…the best solution? A beanie hat.

‘Invest in your hair,’ they say, ‘it’s the crown you never take off.’ And that’s kinda true. For women especially, hair symbolises beauty, vitality and femininity. It’s no wonder hair loss victims are more prone to psychiatric and paranoid disorders like depression, anxiety, or social phobia. Sadly, it also goes vice versa: depression and stress can also cause hair loss, thus worsening the mental condition — a vicious circle.

Hair loss…

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