If you’re one of the millions of men and women who are balding, you’re probably paying an incredible amount of attention to the many companies touting products that will end your problems. Before you rush out to pay for the miracle cure, take a minute to evaluate the products and the companies.
One of the most important things to remember is your mom’s advice if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If you have eight hairs left on your entire head, a can of spray paint isn’t going to make those eight look like a full head of hair. While there’s some merit to the idea (mascara works roughly on the same principal and women with thinner eyelashes continue to use that product), use your common sense before you decide that this is going to be the answer to your balding problem.
Another point is to understand exactly what it is that you’re buying. If you pay close attention to some of the advertisements, you still end the session knowing that the company is touting a cure for balding but have no idea what that cure is. If you hear an advertisement that catches your interest, be sure you know some details about the product. If you don’t understand, ask. Any company that isn’t willing to answer your questions is probably in the midst of a scam that won’t work anyway. Also, don’t settle for techno-babble as an answer. Be sure you understand. Don’t be afraid of sounding stupid when searching for answers. It’s going to be worse if you pay $99.95 for this product that turns out to be tufts of hair and a bottle of super glue.
Surgery for balding is a pretty dramatic step. If you’re thinking of taking that step, find a reputable company to perform the procedure. The process has come a long way over the past few years, but you don’t want to pay for a transplant only to end up with tiny rows of hair that look like a doll’s head.
There’s no doubt that balding can be detrimental to self-esteem. Confidence can plummet with balding and finding a product that helps reverse that is vital to some people. The important part of this equation is to figure out why you want to address the problem and the lengths to which you’re willing to go. With some careful evaluation of the products and procedures available, you’re sure to find something that works with your lifestyle. But for some people, finding the self-confidence to simply go on is the more viable solution to balding.