How to Support Someone Struggling with Hair Loss

Young husband holding his wife who is struggling with hair loss from cancer

If you have a friend or family member in your life who is struggling with hair loss, it can be difficult to know how to support them. Whether they are losing their hair from cancer, struggling with hormonal imbalances, or have alopecia, any hair loss can be an incredibly distressing process.

Here are a few ways you can support the person if your life who is going through this difficult and trying time.

Practice Empathy

You can support your loved one through their hair loss by empathizing with their sadness, acknowledging the magnitude of their loss, and letting them know it’s okay to grieve. Hair can feel like a major part of a person’s identity, so acknowledging that their feelings are valid and they have the right to be upset is more beneficial than attempting to cheer them up.

Avoid Comparisons

In life, we often try to lighten difficult situations by emphasizing that “it could be worse.” We may say something along the lines of, “At least you haven’t lost ALL of your hair!” or “At least you didn’t lose your hair earlier in life.” While we mean well when saying things like this to our loved one, it minimizes their feelings and the mental and emotional struggle they are currently going through. Focus solely on how they feel in this moment and avoid comparing their situation to anything else. 

Encourage Them to Join a Support Group

While you can provide all the support and love you have, you cannot completely understand what your loved one is going through unless you have experienced hair loss yourself. Encourage them to join a local support group, maybe even research a nice place, so they don’t have to. Meeting others going through a similar experience will help them feel seen and understood. It will provide a different type of support, which will prove invaluable when combined with yours as a loved one.

At NM Hair Replacement Studio, we know how important it is to show compassion to our loved ones experiencing hair loss. That is why we provide hair loss solutions for both men and women! Our hair loss solutions will give you a full natural head of hair with a completely undetectable hairline that you have always wanted.

Call (718)267-2516 to take control of your hair loss and start to regain your confidence!

 

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