Hair throughout the History
All throughout history, long, beautiful hair has been highly prized among all cultures. In ancient Greece women wore their hair long, and elaborate braids and precious metals adorned those belonging to the upper classes. In Roman times elaborate wigs indicated high status, while slaves and those in mourning were obliged to keep their hair closely cropped. In conservative cultures like in most Islamic countries, women’s hair was (and still is) seen as so overwhelmingly carnal that it must be kept covered at all times and away from the sight of strangers.
In the 18th century, the Europeans took hairstyles to extravagant lengths, and nobility adorned their natural hair and wigs with feathers, lace, jewels, and even caged live birds. Louis the 14th had 40 wigmakers at the Palace of Versailles, and French fashion set the tone for all of Europe. It was also during this era that men and women from the upper classes began to wear white, curly wigs. Political figures and judges soon joined ranks, and the psychological association with hair as a sign of wisdom, influence and power strengthened. In contemporary times the fascination with hair continues—18 billion dollars was spent globally in 2016 in pursuit of a “good hair day”.
A sign of beauty and vitality
If long, thick, shiny hair is a universal indicator of health, vitality and beauty, thin hair is universally linked with aging, diminished strength and poor health for both men and women. For women in particular, luscious locks are associated with female sexuality and sensuality, while thin hair is associated with decreased fertility. And while some men can pull off a Jason Statham, bald-is-beautiful approach to dealing with hair loss, very few women would consider that an option, Sinead O’Connor notwithstanding. Regardless of your actual biological age, thin hair is psychologically associated with the deteriorating physical vitality that comes with advanced age, including decreased strength, flexibility, height, sexuality and cognitive skills.
You may not know all of your options
Fortunately we live in an age when hair transplant is not the only solution to hair loss. Over the last decade, there have been many advancements in non-surgical hair restoration, so those who are suffering from the devastating effects of hair loss can have hair replacement options that look and feel natural and are undetectable to others or natural hair loss treatments that can help recover hair that is lost.
If you are experiencing unwanted hair loss, we suggest you seek professional advice from a hair loss expert or trichologist to have your hair loss condition diagnosed and be recommended a proper course of treatment. Call 04-335 3336 to schedule a FREE consultation with our Trichologist at Vivandi Trichology Center. Limited time offer only.