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Hair loss – tattooing  

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 Beth
(@beth)
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Joined:2 years  ago
Posts: 9
04/11/2020 7:34 pm  

I’ve recently just had my haircut in preparation for Lockdown 2.0. 🙁

I’ve had about 12 inches cut off but it is still shoulder length. I suffered some hair loss from my burns and have had tissue expanders a few years ago, which massively helped. However, I’ve noticed now that my hair’s shorter, the gaps I’ve got left are more noticeable. Must be something to do with how my hair now falls. Does anyone have any experience  with tattooing to give the illusion of more hair? 


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(@jennf)
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Joined:4 years  ago
Posts: 7
11/11/2020 2:38 pm  

Hi Beth,

Thanks for posting your question here on our message board.  I know you were on our weekly live chat last Wednesday evening and asked the question there but I thought I would post the answer here for others to see.  

There is a spray you can buy called MANE Hair Thickening spray and Root Concealer which you can spray onto your scalp to cover the gaps.  It comes in different colours and is available to buy online.  

Hope this helps. 

Jennf (ABSUK Admin Team)


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 Mark
(@genusloci)
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Joined:4 weeks  ago
Posts: 4
11/11/2020 5:29 pm  

I know this doesn’t help Sorry. But my burns includes above my left ear , leaving a bald spot on the left side of my head. When I was a child and in my youth I had my hair cut carefully to hide the bald spot the trick was to have an even cut on the other side. This resulted in a Bowl cut ! Now however two things have happened. One I don’t care, that came as I got older and more confident. Two my hair line has almost got to the point that it makes no difference. I think you will find you notice it far more than anyone else. 

and I am going to put it out there and say men have a easier time of this. altho 1) I cant comment as a women. and 2) I think often men have just the same concerns in there head but feel they have to hide it. 

Mark 


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(@polski)
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Joined:2 years  ago
Posts: 24
11/11/2020 6:32 pm  

Hi Beth, I don’t have any experience personally of head tattooing to fill in the areas where there is hair loss but it definitely makes sense to me as it is often the white of the head showing through which you notice so if it was the same colour as you hair you’d have to go really close up to see the thinner patch… I would look into it for sure..I’ll see what I can find out for you as well. x


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(@polski)
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Joined:2 years  ago
Posts: 24
11/11/2020 6:37 pm  

Hi Mark,  I think you are right in that women tend to suffer more with hair loss concerns, not just from burns but from alopecia and other conditions – possibly the media’s obsession with everyone looking “their idea” of perfect all the time or because we tend to have longer hair and it therefore makes it more obvious.  I do note your point though that it concerns men just as much though and I do think that men feel like they can’t say how much it upsets them… this needs to change.  As you have mentioned though, time to  accept your new look and the natural ageing process does help you adjust.  There are things you can do to try and create the illusion of hair nowadays as well as hair transplants and hair weave systems but they are pricey.  


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