Tuesday, 7 June 2011
Wanted v unwanted hair
I've always rather envied men in the hair department. We women have the delicate problem of "unwanted" hair, whereas all of men's hair seems to be wanted; the more the better (in most cases).
But then, men go bald.
Some of them seem not to mind. A few years ago, my brother went totally bald in a matter of weeks (his hair came back later), and didn't seem to care a jot. He just wore hats. He said that since he couldn't see it, it didn't worry him. Sensible man.
But there is a growing trend (no pun intended) for the restoration of men's hair, the latest celebrity participant being Wayne Rooney. Now, if I were Rooney, I would just buy a a few magnificent hats and forget about it, but he's apparently had a hair transplant. This - according to my source - is a painful, lengthy and very expensive procedure, involving an eye-watering cost of around £2.50 per hair.
Years ago, I had a lovely young (male) client, who asked for counselling because he'd gone bald at an early age. We worked on his self-esteem, which was particularly low, and went we'd finished, he was no longer bothered by his baldness. It seems that it was what was on the inside of his head that was the problem, not the outside.
I'm sure this isn't always the case, but it's a thought. And it's a lot cheaper than that new head of hair.