Hair in man and in animals has protective functions, but for man hair in addition is an expression of self ego. That’s why problems with hair have been an area of concern for all times.
Main factors affecting hair condition are strong shock, feeling of helplessness and despair, also intense excitation caused by problems and concerns related to the surroundings. If we considera man’s head as a symbol of his self ego then any problem with his hair indicates an interruption of the contact to his inner world.
The follicle is an independent live organism reacting to one’s emotional state. It is like a preventer taking the first blow. A healthy follicle means healthy hair. That’s why a stabile emotional state is important for healthy hair.
We lose hair all of the time: hair eventually dies away and new hair comes in to replace it. This is natural process. But intensive hair loss indicates there is problem.
In the case of androgenic alopecia, or male pattern baldness which is common not only among men but among women as well, the decisive factor is the genetic code and the presence of the male sex hormone - testosterone. Can one avoid hair loss in the presence of their genetic code? Of course not!
Genetic information is powerful energy; it is not only useless to wrangle with genes but is also dangerous. Although being on “friendly terms” with genetics and even “tuning them up” is quite possible.
With this in mind hair transplantation is a very effective method for maintaining this type of “friendship”. After hair transplantation a person on a visual and psychological level rehabilitates his/her holistic image of ego. Look at the photo and how the expressions on their faces and eyes have changed after hair transplantation. This is very easy to explain: a person moves from the outer image to an inner wholeness. Subconscious self-memory is restored; information about the person changes and this information gets inserted into the “genetic memory” and thus the code changes. Coming from the above said we can assume that the descendants of the person who undergoes hair transplantation may have no fear of growing bald!
In the case of pattern hair loss, which occurs a lot less than androgenic hair loss (less than 2%), bald areas of round shape appear on the head which may broaden and cover the whole hair-covered area (total, universal alopecia).
Key factors to this type of alopecia are stress and/or strong fear or shock which a person can not overcome independently. He/she is unable to ask for help or at times he/she does not realize that they need to ask for help. In other words a person “freezes” at this state of fear and that’s when the follicles take all the tension on themselves and turn to lethargic sleep.
In order to ‘wake up” the follicles one needs to acknowledge the fear and speak about it.
In general doctor-dermatologists take care of this type of alopecia but for more efficiency it is advisable to undergoa psychotherapy course in parallel (NLP Neuro-linguistic Programming, Erickson hypnosis, cognitive behavior psychotherapy).
Trichotillomania-this type of alopecia is very rare (less than 6% of patients). Contemporary researchers consider Trichotillomaniaas a disruption of habit or inclination. This is a phsycological disruption and requires psychotherapy; in severe cases it requires treatment by doctor-psychologist.
Psychological researches have revealed that the etiology of this problem lies within the conflict between desire, activity and independence on one hand and sense of necessity to obey (at home, at work, at school) on the other hand. The patient suffering from this type of disorder is irritable, restless and aggressive. Psychotherapyis directed to avoid factors provoking obsessive acts, to minimize any sense of guilt and shame, and to help build equal a partnership and friendly relationship.
Psychotherapy for the patients suffering from Trichotillomania includes Auto Training, Erickson Hypnosis, Body Oriented Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Gestalt Therapy and Psychoanalysis.