There are individuals who are blessed with the best of hair genes, look and confidence and then, there are individuals, like myself, who aren’t so lucky.
My name is Ess and this is my story. As someone who has been going through hair loss for the past 10 years, I hope that my troubles and experiences help and guide you, the individual reading my story, in making a change to your life. You might be thinking, reading this and making a smug face, that hair loss is not an issue, there are other things in life which matters and as long as you accept who you are, it’s fate and you will be fine. Let me tell you that, the truth is quite the opposite. It MATTERS! People tend to treat you differently and perceive you to be something you are not. I used to have this same attitude, told myself that it was just fate and there is nothing I or anyone can do when it comes to hair loss.
My story doesn’t start from the beginning or doesn’t have an end. Like many things in life, it just happened. My youth was spent trying to achieve and be all that I could be. Most guys my age would spend their time going out and meeting girls, playing sports and having a good time. I used to spend most of my time playing video games, reading books and spending time with a small clique of friend most of whom meant the world to me. Over a period of time I used to wonder, why was I like this? Why wouldn’t I go out, meet new and interesting people, meet women, have a good time? I mean don’t I deserve that? Shouldn’t I go out and make things happen for myself? I went and did that exact same thing and let me tell you, things didn’t go so well. I remember talking to this sweet brunette and found her to be quite intelligent and pretty. There was something about that whole experience which bothered me for a long time. I used to wonder why she wouldn’t look at me or give me eye contact. It was strange but I just thought that it was me not being her type and that it wasn’t meant to be. But that wasn’t the end of my troubles. I used to see that people perceived me in a very different manner – I was either ignored at gatherings or was made fun of due to the fact that I used to be very awkward, but what triggered my complete loss of confidence was the day I was told that I looked older than what I actually was. I never understood why, till the time I looked myself in the mirror and realized that I lost most of my hair. I felt old despite being of the right age. I felt lonely; felt depressed didn’t want to meet any of my close friends. I had shut myself from the world and decided to crawl back into the dark hole of emotional depression that I crawled out of and lost myself back into my own world. I wasn’t doing well at my job either. I used to wonder why I was being passed down for promotion after people who are promoted are those who I felt, lacked the experience and weren’t qualified. When I looked at those people, I realized, they lacked what I had but I lacked what they had: CONFIDENCE - because they looked better than me because they had better hair than me. You might be thinking reading my story that this sounds like something out of a Hollywood movie and there is more to life than just superficial things like hair and looks. To a certain extent, yes, but when you look at yourself in the mirror and you know that you are losing something you took for granted; you will understand the pain I went through along with others like me who just want to be better than what they are.
Then there came a point in my life where I decided something has to be done. I decided my fate and destiny were in my hands and I asked for help from the best experts in the field. I visited doctors, hair specialists, took treatments and medicines. Even after all the so-called experts tried to give me hair, nothing worked and I was back at square one. Not one for giving up so easily, I decided to visit Advanced Hair Studio being very skeptical about the place, I went in, expecting the same treatment as the other so-called experts, I had seen earlier. What changed from the moment I entered the studio, was the warm staff that took care of me. Spoke to me like an individual, with respect and understood the core problem I was facing. They offered me a solution which would guarantee me better hair than what I was born with. Being skeptical at first, I decided to listen to them. They explained to me that my journey was about to begin and things were going to change for the better. I have never experienced empathy for my condition, and after hours of counseling, I was suggested to go for a program called Strand by Stand Cosmetic. I initially thought this was wig which every tom, dick and harry was suggesting to me, never the less, once I was explained the whole shebang I got more and more interested and intrigued by the facts of customizing my hair to my own unique looks. I finally started to envision myself with a head full of natural hair which I could style at my own discretion. The experience was so simple and with very little effort from my end. I decided that I was going to make a change and look at myself in a different way. As I waited for a few months for my new hair to arrive, I started to think of the ways it would help me. Bringing back my hair, restoring my confidence, looking my age, all these dreams kept me going on till the day I was called by Advanced Hair Studio and was given the good news my baby had arrived. Rushing to Advanced Hair in excitement, I was greeted again by the same team and was escorted to complete my transformation. As I was sitting all excited and giddy in the studio’ hairstyling room, the hair experts asked me if I was ready for a change. Of course, I was. In a short period of time, I saw the change which blew my mind.
All excited, I went to meet my friend and family. After they saw me for the first time in my new look, the only word I can use to describe the reaction is INEFFABLE. They were happy to see me smiling for the first time in a long time. Everything I missed out on all those years, of being in a shell, was finally in my grasp. Confidence, Good Looks, Gracious Attitude were all given to me only because I made the decision to make a change in my life.
I hope that you, the person who’s reading my story, whether you may be going through hair loss or not, I want to you to know that it’s not too late for you or anyone. You can make a change, all it requires is courage and willingness to make that decision to do something at the earliest.
January 02, 2019
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