For many cultures and religions around the world, hair has always played an important role. In Sikhism, Kesh is the practice of allowing one's hair to grow naturally as a symbol of respect for the perfection of God's creation. In the Bible, Nazirites would go for long periods of time without cutting their hair to show devotion to God.Samson is one example; his strength depended upon his refraining from cutting his hair. This is also true for many Native American tribes. Therefore, it is not that unusual for men to be somewhat obsessed with their hair, even in the West and that they would consider male hair transplantation.
Hair loss can trigger masculinity issues for many men. They worry if they will be attractive to women. They worry if they look too old to obtain that promotion they were counting on at work. For many men, hair loss is congruous with old age and approaching mortality.
Denial is one of the foremost emotions with hair loss in men. They find it to upsetting to handle emotionally. Denial prevents an accurate assessment of the baldness and realistic treatment options that can lead to poor choices. Not everyone needs male hair transplantation.
Some men suffer humiliation amongst their friends. Because they have lost their self-confidence, they become defensive and combative but at the same time, do not dare to react to the teasing for fear that they will be perceived as less than a man. This is when men with hair loss begin wearing hats.
It goes without saying that bald men are typically jealous of their non-bald friends. Those sentiments flip with successful male hair transplantation that enhances an ideally natural and homogenized look.
Though most men with hair loss feel alone, they are not. All of them have the same fears, desires, and needs. Unfortunately, these men also felt constrained and isolated by social pressures dictating that they should not openly display any type of feelings, much less concern for their appearance. They feel that they must be strong and this only causes further isolation from others.
With all this, it is no wonder that men opt for hair restoration surgery. It is a relatively non-invasive solution considering a result that could easily end all this emotional strife.