How to Conceal Your Thinning Hair

It is no coincidence that a majority of men and women associate the glamour of their overall appearance with well-kept hair. Even though there are quite many hair loss treatment options, desired results are not always there.

Luckily, there are proven methods that can help conceal your hair loss and help you maintain that look reminiscent of thicker, fuller, and well-kempt hair. Some of them are as follows:

Scalp micropigmentation

Scalp micropigmentation is a long-term hair loss concealment option. It is a form of cosmetic tattooing where specialized techniques are employed alongside the use of standard instruments to create what looks like shortly buzzed hair on your scalp.

With the right instruments and objective judgment on dot placement, cosmetologist inserts pigments through the upper dermal layer of the skin overlying your scalp.

The process of scalp micropigmentation can take on average two to four sessions, and each session may take about eight hours to complete. Although it is very effective at hair loss concealment, it carries its risks, including infections, disease transmission, or allergic reactions to the pigment used.

Hair replacement systems

Hair replacement systems are sometimes called hairpieces, wigs, or toupees. However, they are improved versions of the classic wigs and hairpieces.

Most people prefer using hair systems because it is less expensive, easy to manipulate and non-invasive. Unlike hair transplants, hair systems provide an immediate result and barely have any side-effects.

However, hair replacement systems in some instances may not very convenient because the hair beneath the concealment will continue shedding and producing oil and other wastes, which could impair the integrity of your concealment.

As a result, you will be hooked into repeated episodes of timely maintenance. Besides, hair systems have their specific lifespan. So, you may have to make repeated purchases after some time to keep your hairstyle at its best all the time.

Hair fibers

Hair fibers are widely used concealment for hair loss. They are made of keratin, the same protein found in hair.

Hair fibers use static electricity to adhere to your natural hair and hide bald spots, thus creating a fuller and thicker look for your hair. 

When applied correctly, hair fibers produce immediate results. Good quality hair fiber products also do not contain harmful chemicals. On average, a 28-gram bottle of fiber can be used for up to 60 days when applied daily.

However, this may be an overestimation or underestimation, depending on the size of the area you are covering.


Hair loss is a common occurrence nowadays. Luckily, there are beneficial methods that can be used to conceal your hair loss or hair thinning. Some of the methods provide permanent solution while others are temporary.

For a good concealment experience, evaluate both the pros and cons of the method of your choice before you rely on it.

  • Saed, S., Ibrahim, O., & Bergfeld, W. F. (2016). Hair camouflage: a comprehensive review. International journal of women’s dermatology, 2(4), 122-127.

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