Hair loss is a very tricky subject for men and for the people who love them. You might want to help them deal with the problem so that they do not be self-conscious about their looks but you also might not want to raise the subject for fear of opening their eyes to the issue and making them feel self-doubt. With treatments available to help stop hair loss, however, it would be a shame if you didn't talk about it with your partner to help them before it's too late. Here are some tips to help you.

1. Try to understand how he must be feeling

Remember that hair loss will be tough on your partner and that it might make them feel incredibly self-conscious and less attractive. It is your job to reassure them, let them know that you still love them and that you still do find them attractive. They need to know this before you broach the subject of treatment so that they can be sure the reason you are bringing it up isn't that of how they look. There are some stories from other men that you can read to help you understand your partner's feelings about the subject.

2. Suggest things that can encourage hair growth

Make subtle hints about foods or shampoos and conditioners that are known to be good at promoting hair growth. Doing this might help him confront the issue and realise that you are on his side. Take a look at the health section of our blog to see if you can pick up any tips.

3. Research different treatment options and have the knowledge to share

Be prepared with advice in case he comes to you looking for some. Spend some time researching to find the best hair clinic or to discover what other options are available. He might not want to talk about his hair loss again, so if you have the information when he does feel able to open up he might be more open to it.

4. Give Reassurance

Dealing with hair loss can be a huge blow to men, they can see themselves as less masculine and it can often force them to confront their issues around ageing. They need to know that you are going to be there for them regardless, so now is the time to give them plenty of reassurance. The art of reassurance is actually a very important tool in a relationship, try and work on your skills to help encourage your partner to face up to hair loss issues.

5. Wait for the right moment to show your support

The most effective way to support them is to be there for them when they need you, not when it is a convenient time for you. You might want issues surrounding their hair loss to be out in the open but if they are not ready to face up to it you risk making things worse for them if you try and force them into a conversation. Really listen to your partner and offer that support when you think they are ready for it, not before.