Have you ever had the nightmare where you’re bald? Where you discover that there is not even one hair left on your head, that it’s smooth and shiny like a pretty, new car? The one where you look like a Martian, or some poor shlub on a sitcom who just lost their hair from a bad perm or a practical joke gone bad? Oh, wait. That’s not a nightmare—that’s real! You ARE bald, or going bald.

Regardless of the cause or degree of your hair loss, It’s Only Hair is a humorous self-help book that covers it all. This book deals with the clinical aspects, such as causes and treatments of all types of hair loss including alopecia, chemotherapy-related hair loss, and male and female pattern baldness, but more importantly, it also addresses the psychological impact hair loss has on bald and balding individuals.

Written by a true Alopecian, Christine Mager Wevik, It’s Only Hair has a personal, insightful, uplifting, and brazenly honest approach to coping with Shiny Head Syndrome: humor. “Laugh and the world laughs with you; weep and you weep alone” (Ella Wheeler Wilcox, 1883). Look—we all know how endorphins work… or maybe we don’t. We just know that laughing feels good, and we forget that we have a choice in how we feel. Choose happiness—it’s more fun!

Christine Mager Wevik is one of more than four million people in the United States who have lost their hair due to alopecia, a common but little-understood condition that causes hair follicles to become inactive. Her goal in writing is to help others cope with both the physical and emotional effects of hair loss. Read more...

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