“For women self-esteem and self-concept are the reflex of social influence which can act as a source of conflict and misfit, with repercussions on body image and mental health. The relationship with the hair often includes anxiety about its general condition, if it’s thinning and falling out, or going grey. Hair is valued in connection with beauty and femininity, sexuality and attractiveness, so when losing it people are affected negatively in their self esteem and self image…
Hair loss threatens our vanity, how much we value ourselves, and is usually seen as unattractive and often associated with being unwell or ageing. It is recognised that there are also emotional factors associated with hair loss so it can mean psychological discomfort."
- Dr. Ana Fonseca, Psychologist