After decades of near silence, the hair industry is finally talking about hair loss. As much as we appreciate brands spending time and money to create products for men and women dealing with hair loss, those products won’t do anything for someone trying to cover a bald spot today. Despite the fact that nearly 40 percent of women will deal with hair loss in their lifetime, looking in the mirror and seeing less hair than you saw the month before can be a devastating blow to your self-esteem.
If you’re dealing with hair loss and are looking for a few clever ways to cover a bald spot, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you have dark brown hair or ash blonde strands, we’re explaining seven genius ways to cover a bald spot without wearing a wig because everyone deserves to have a good hair day.
Thickening Hair Care Routine
If you’ve begun to notice bald spots, the first thing you’re going to want to do is to upgrade your hair care routine to a system formulated to make your hair appear thicker. We love the Biolage Advanced FullDensity range. Complete with a shampoo, conditioner, and spray treatment, the FullDensity line is formulated to expand the diameter of strands so your hair looks and feels thicker. While the products won’t get rid of your bald spots, it’ll be much easier to disguise your scalp with thicker-looking strands.
If you ask any stylist about the best way to cover bald spots (trust us, we have) just about all of them will tell you: keratin fibers. Keratin fibers are small, strand-like fibers that cling to your hair and scalp mimicking the appearance of hair, creating an appearance of naturally thicker, fuller hair. Applying keratin fibers is as simple as shaking them on to your head and when you’re ready to get rid of them, all you have to do is wash your hair.
There are a variety of keratin fibers on the market in all colors, but if you’re not sure where to start we recommend checking out Topikk Hair Fibers Starter Kit. The kit comes with an easy-to-use spray applicator and a special tool to help you mimic the appearance of a naturally thicker hairline.
Root Cover Up Spray
If you’re looking for a solution you can pick up in your local drug store, consider a root cover up spray. Root cover up sprays are meant to help lengthen the time between color touch-up appointments, but they can also be great for masking bald spots. L’Oreal Paris’ Magic Root Cover Up comes in eight shades to help you seamlessly hide your scalp.
Roor Cover Up Powder
If sprays and keratin fibers aren’t your cup of tea, we’ve got just the thing for you. Much like root cover up spray, root cover up powders are meant to lengthen the time between salon appointment but are great at masking bald spots. Simply brush the pigment on the same way you brush on your makeup and voila—bald spots are no more. Not sure which root cover up powder is right for you? We love the award-willing Color Wow Root Cover Up.
MicropigmentationIf you’re looking for a more permanent solution for your bald spot woes, consider micropigmentation. You may have never heard of micropigmentation before, but it is very similar to another extremely popular beauty treatment: eyebrow microblading. Much like microblading, micropigmentation is a procedure in which a professional injects pigment into the scalp (similar to a tattoo) to mimic the appearance of hair follicles.
Clip-in extensions are one of our favorite ways to add temporary length to our mane, but they’re also a great way to add volume. Depending on where your scalp is most visible, a strategically placed clip-in can mask any bald spots and make your hair look thicker and longer.
As clever as all of these solutions are, sometimes you just want to throw on a hat and walk out of the door. Lucky for you, hair accessories are one of the fastest and easiest ways to cover a bald spot. Whether you opt for a gorgeous silk scarf or an on-trend hat, your hair will look absolutely flawless and your bald spot will be our little secret.
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