As some of you know, my hair has thinned dramatically over the past year. I can't wear it down due to serious scalp show through. (I'm talking almost bald.)
For fancy occasions, I have been using Toppik, which works great. It's a colored powder that you sprinkle around to cover up the bare scalp, making it look like you have much more hair than you do. This stuff is expensive though, and a pain to use, since scratching one's head will lead to splotchiness.
So, I had a flash of insight the other day, looking at my coworker's thinning hair. All of a sudden I thought:
Why not tan my scalp? I've never used fake tan before, so I was a bit nervous, but I bought a lotion and then just rubbed it all over my scalp. I've applied twice, and can already see a huge difference! My hair even seems to like it (lotion=deep conditioning treatment?) I can't wait until I can wear my hair down again! So, if you're having similar issues, you might want to try some tan in a can!
I also have very thin hair, and I hate how my scalp shows. One of the things that I noticed about using henna is that my hair seems so much thicker for a few days after I use it. For a bit I thought it was the henna that was causing a difference in my hair texture and thus making it seem that I had my hair. Then it hit me........... what was actually happening is that the henna dyed my scalp while dying my hair and THAT is what gave me a fuller looking head of hair.
I recommend brushing with a toothbrush on those areas where the hair is the thinnest. Itīs important to get the circulation going in those areas so that the hair can benefit from all the nutrition (vitamins etc). Massaging those areas for 10 min everyday is also important.
I think the idea with sun tanner is great!
Lady Geshtai of the Blessed Waters in the Order of the Long Haired Knights
I'm experiencing some crazy shedding/thinning going right now, and I'm thinking of calling the doctor first thing Monday morning b/c I have no idea what's going on...
I read your blog posts. Did you ever get to see a dermatologist?