Our self Image is not just about vanity, it is important for our wellbeing, soul and mind. People want to look the way they feel. A man or woman at age forty doesn’t really expect to look twenty again, but increasingly more and more people want to keep a youthful appearance. Our hair frames our face, which powerfully gains our attention.
When we see a man with a few wispy strands of hair combed over in an attempt to cover the hair loss, it directs everyone’s attention to their hair loss. This makes the person feel very self conscious.
Our society tends to emphasis a need for youthful and attractive looks. The desire to look better and have a more pleasing appearance is also a normal human attitude. Undeniably, hair loss adds years to a person’s appearance. Hair loss represents to men what wrinkles do to women. And hair loss for women is even worse than wrinkles.
While men will argue that they are not worried about hair loss they would still wish for a little magic that would give them a full set of hair. In 1995, Sean Connery stated in an interview, “I don’t understand men who want hair transplants.” That same month, he was photographed going to a social event wearing a hairpiece.
The media, especially television and movies, continue to place enormous emphasis on models, actors, and actresses with hair.
Women portrayed in the media, and in advertisements for almost any product, generally have full heads of hair. Entire industries are dedicated to women’s hair care products and hair care styling services, all with the goal of helping women make the most of the hair they have. And for women that have hair, there is an emphasis for their hair to look its best. This is why hair extensions have become very popular for women who have some hair but would like longer more luscious looking hair. Men’s magazines rarely display a man with thinning hair, and almost never one who is bald. When the media displays an image of a desirable macho man, he is shown with a full head of hair.
Hair extensions, a hairpiece or wigs give men or women a confidence that that makes them look great and feel fantastic.