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Hairs To You Podcast: Stigma, children’s hair loss and peak hair system months

Hairs To You Podcast: Stigma, children’s hair loss and peak hair system months

Posted by Superhairpieces on Oct 18, 2022

Continuing on from our last post, we have International Hair Authority CEO and Publisher Chris Webb discussing all things hair system and hair replacement. In this third recap of the podcast, Chris talks about whether there still remains a stigma towards balding and if it’s gotten better or worse, children’s hair loss and whether there are certain factors in play that cause people to go for hair replacement systems at certain times of the year.

If you prefer, you can also listen to the full episode below:

Do you believe the stigma towards balding and thinning hair for men and women has gotten worse or better in the last 25 years?

thinning hair

Chris Webb: Very much better. The only vulnerable target group that I can think of would be people undergoing chemotherapy, where it's not a choice. It's where you lose your identity and it's one more frightening thing. So that would be the only group where I feel hair loss still is something that you wish to cover just to maintain your self confidence and self-esteem.

Yes. We were recently at the CANAAF convention and saw a surprising number of completely bald children. You feel bad because as a child, kids can be quite mean. But these kids had wigs and were embracing their beautiful bald heads at the same time. It’s good that there are options for everyone.

bald children

Chris Webb: You're right, for children, it's devastating. There are a number of charities that help children and I support those and admire the work they do. But with kids, it's totally transformational. When you look at the photographs of these youngsters without hair and then when they have it, I mean, it just warms your heart.

Do you feel there's a driving force in individuals that push them to look at hair replacement as an option at certain times versus others?

geographically and seasonality

Chris Webb: Yes. I notice it from two points of view, both geographically and seasonality. Geographically, the more formal cities, and historically that would've been a Boston, a New York, a Toronto - cities where people were restricted in the uniforms they could wear to work. They needed hair. Hair became part of the uniform. So if you were going to work in a suit, for example, you didn't have any many ways of expressing your personality, maybe the color of your tie if you are a man, but other than that, it was a dark suit, a shirt, but you had your hair or maybe you didn't have your hair, but the hair was something that you could express your personality with.

So geography played a large part in the development of the industry, and now of course, it's moved to the sun belt as well, where people are looking to be more flamboyant and enjoy themselves in the sun. What's the point of looking athletic on the deck of your yacht if you have no hair so, all of that goes together. In terms of times of year, for some reason I don't truly understand it, there seems to be a hiatus in people seeking solutions from, let's say, mid-July through to the end of September. And I think that's just because it's the holiday season and everybody's going away. The beginning of a new year, people are making resolutions, they promise they will work out, they will drink their eight ounces of fluid every hour. And yeah, hair’s a part of that.


Stick around as the next blog recap will see Chris Webb reflect on the COVID-19 pandemic and how it affected people with hair loss as well as hair suppliers around the world!

You can also listen to the podcast on YouTube:


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