So today I went for a haircut at a new salon. I needed a haircut because my hair was getting impossibly tangled at its previous length. So I went and of course I was nervous, anxious, etc., because what I most hate is going in and having hairdressers comment on how thin my hair is. I already know that, thanks, I feel bad about it already, no need to point it out! So, I hoped that maybe now it would be different. It wasn't. As soon as I sat down another woman, with the thickest hair ever, looked at me and said "wow your hair is very thin, it's very noticeable". Suddenly everyone who was around stared at my hair. I felt like giving her a smartass comment, in the line of "well, it may be thin, but at least it's healthy and not fried like yours". But, instead, I just felt awful, said nothing else and wanted the hair cut over with. The guy who was cutting my hair said nothing, until the end, when he asked me "Do you have hair loss?", I freezed, so I shyly replied yes. He recommended a nettle shampoo that he uses, which he said is also good for dandruff, which I have. He said he uses that because he thinks his hair is thin (it's not). He gave me a nice haircut and all, but now I feel, well, like a freak. I'm 24, and have extremely thin, fine hair. I know what my hair looks and feels like, why do people feel the need to comment? I see people wth ugly thick hair all the time, but I don't go around saying "wow, your hair looks fried" or "somebody got a bad perm", or any of that. It's rude, mean and pointless. Why do people do it? I already feel bad enough everyday in the shower, or when I comb. I already feel like something's lacking every day when I see someone with thick hair. And people like that woman with fried looking thick hair make me angry, if I had that amount of hair I'd take precious allnatural care of it, without over processing it. Sadly, I don't live in the US, I live in a less developed country where we don't have many things at all, so there aren't any salons catering to women with hair loss. There aren't wig salons either. I feel so lost, alone, like a freak. Sure, both my mom and sister have hair loss, but they don't seem bothered. My mom is in her late fifties, and she wears he hair very short, so she doesn't care, also she's still married to my dad who loves her a lot. My sister, I don' know if she's in denial or if she just accepts it, also she has a very loving boyfriend, but she's prettier than I am, facially. Then there's ugly me, single, with hair loss. I told them how I felt, and they just told me to relax and not take it seriously when people make comments. But it gets to me, it gets to me badly. I hate going to the salon. Other women love it, I hate it with all my guts.