Some people with alopecia are most comfortable accepting their appearance without any wish or need to cover up. Others feel more comfortable disguising or covering their hair loss and for these people the following tips may be helpful.
Disguising patchy hair loss
If you have patchy hair loss, you can help to disguise this simply by the way you wear your hair. Try experimenting by wearing your hair differently, such as changing the parting, tying it back in different ways, using grips or slides. A different hair style could help in making the patches less obvious - your hairdresser should be able to advise you.
There are also volumising sprays on the market that have the effect of thickening the remaining hair, which can help to conceal patchy hair loss. Using an eyebrow pencil or coloured spray similar in colour to your hair on the bald areas can also help to conceal the patches. These can be obtained from most wig companies.
Your tip: I've had a small bald spot on my head for as long as I can remember. It's caused me so much grief- not from other people- but from worrying about it myself. I have learnt clever ways to disguise it, and noone has ever noticed I have it. I gently backcomb the hair around it which gives it more volume and allows me to position the hair to cover the patch. I usually clip a bit of hair back around it to secure it make sure it doesnt part so that you can see it. I also use small clips to clip my hair in a half up and half down do, so that I can still wear my hair down without worrying about it.
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Your tip: If you're a girl you can get amazing clips and headbands and use them or use makeup. People will notice the makeup and not your hair.
Your Tip: Try applying more eyeshaddow to your eyes, making it darker in the crease of your eye. This will draw more attention to your eyes and away from your head. If you do have eyebrows but they are quite light, have them tinted, again this makes your features more striking. Also wearing really nice t-shirts and tops can stop people focussing on your head.
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Date: 28 Feb 2012