What You Should and Shouldn’t Say to Someone Experiencing Hair Loss

Whether it is your best friend, your mom or your significant other who is experiencing hair loss, you may be unsure how you can comfort them and let them know just how beautiful they are – with or without their hair. Here at Stylistics, we have years of experience when it comes to hair loss, and our first recommendation is to do your research.

Learn as much as you can about the condition that is causing their hair loss and get up to date on hair replacement technologies. Not only will this give you some insight into what your loved one is experiencing, but it will show them how much you care and want to help support them. Once you have done your research, don’t forget how important it is to remind your loved one how beautiful they are, and be open to conversations about hair loss.

Whether in regular conversation or when the topic of hair loss comes up, try to steer away from phrases like the ones listed below:

“Wigs are fun!”

Although you are trying to put a positive spin on the upsetting situation your loved one is facing, telling them, “wigs are fun,” “I wish I could change up my style all the time,” and other wig-related phrases will do more harm than good. While there are plenty of incredible hair replacement pieces out there, picking out your first hair replacement piece isn’t exactly fun, and most women suffering from hair loss would much rather have their real hair back than have to find a wig they love.

“I’m having such a bad hair day.”

No matter if you got caught out in the rain or the summer heat made your hair all frizzy, try to refrain from complaining about your hair to a loved one facing hair loss. Everyone blurts out phrases like this on occasion, but just try to think about your loved ones feelings and if you do catch yourself whining about your hair, a quick apology will mean a lot.

“It’s only hair. It will grow back.”

Depending on the cause of your loved one’s hair loss, chances are it won’t grow back. And while the phrase, “It’s only hair,” applies to a bad haircut or a color you just don’t love, it does not apply to hair loss.

Getting used to life without hair can be difficult, and the best thing you can do for a loved one suffering from hair loss is be there to support them. If you or someone you are close to is in search of a hair replacement solution that will fit into their budget and lifestyle, Stylistics is here to help. Visit us online to learn more about the services we offer, then give our Phoenix, Arizona shop a call to set up an appointment at 602-234-3381.

Sources: http://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/advice/a6096/things-not-to-say-to-a-woman-with-hair-loss/