Hair loss is the least of your worries, right? Well, yes and no. Whether it's genetically motivated or the result of an underlying illness or condition, thinning hair can feel like a neon sign calling the world's attention to us in a very unwanted way. However, it can be difficult for others to understand why it is such a big deal. After all, undergoing chemotherapy, having a serious thyroid issue, going through menopause, or one of the other myriad things that cause hair loss are far more serious than having to clean the shower drain or wearing a hat. Or so we're told.
It is a big deal, though. Hair is culturally a big deal. Being raised in a world that glorifies Rapunzel, Lady Godiva, Jennifer Aniston, and Dolly Parton (even though she wears wigs!) makes it difficult to embrace thinning hair. And when we are experiencing losses in other areas of our lives, we want some things to just feel normal!