Effective Tricks For Disguising a Bald Spot

Effective Tricks For Disguising a Bald Spot


Looking for ways to disguise your thinning hair or your bald spot? Here are some helpful tips for you

According to the American Hair Loss Association, by the time a man reaches the age of 35, hair loss becomes more common. And while we are in an era that accepts natural beauty, we all want and need to feel confident, no matter how we look. Fortunately, if your thinning hair is messing with your confidence, there are ways to improve that. Here are some suggestions for covering up your bald spot so no one will notice.

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Feel free to sport a wig or a toupee if you need one

Fun fact: The 18th century saw the rise of wigs as a popular fashion accessory. So, what’s preventing guys from donning these now? Covering up thinning hair and a bald spot is easy with a wig or toupee because of the wide surface area it can cover.

Not sure which of these two to choose? Here’s a gist: Wigs are full-head hairpieces that may be worn without any adhesives and can be effortlessly removed. It’s elastic, so it won’t slip off even if you’re on the go. On the other hand, toupees are often used by men who have a small area of baldness to cover. It maintains its grip through clips and sometimes, a special kind of glue. However, having a hair professional do the installation is still the best option as they experts can make the wig or toupee stay in place longer and look more natural. 

Spray on some hair loss concealer

Not all concealers are meant for the face—others may be used in the hair instead. With the use of a spray or a colorant that matches your natural hair color, you can conceal the thinning parts of your scalp. Moreover, there are also concealing sprays that not just cover up bald areas, but also stimulate hair growth in the affected area. 

Always settle on a killer hairdo

Let’s get the basics out of the way. A general tip for men who are balding at the crown is to cut hair short and maintain a clean look because bald spots are more noticeable when hair is longer. On that note, here are some trendy styles and cuts to try: 

First is the pompadour. This slicked-back style is not only very fashionable, but it is also an excellent choice for men who are experiencing a balding phase because it creates the illusion of fullness on top.

Another go-to option for men is the short combover with temple fade. This is perhaps one of the easiest haircuts for guys to pull off since the top is shaved and the sides are faded. Then, it’s brushed to one side to conceal a receding hairline. 

The extra short fade haircut is also a good option to try. If your hair loss is severe, this neat look might be your best bet. It involves a tight cut that begins at the crown and gradually tapers to nothing at the ears. This style shows that, when combined with a tidy side part, thinning hair may really look rather stylish.

Get a hair tattoo

Hair tattoos are cosmetic treatments that offer a permanent solution to thinning hair. Also known as scalp micropigmentation, these tattoos can make a bald person’s head seem like it has a buzz cut. 

With hairline tattooing, small pigments are directly injected into the scalp. While there are some parallels to the other kinds of hair tattoos, this technique is rather unique. For one, it uses a distinct and more compact needle, which is also referred to as a microneedle. Scabbing and bright pigment spots are common side effects that might appear soon after the session is done. In time, the scabs will fall off, taking the bigger pigments with them, and what will be left are smaller and more realistic spots that will give the impression of a real hair.

Hair transplants are worth considering

If you’ve tried everything else and still aren’t happy with your hair, a surgical hair transplant may be the best choice for you. In the Philippines, there are already a lot of clinics that specialize in hair transplant procedures and provide individualized hair treatment plans. However, the hair transplant process is complicated and involves several steps, so it is recommended that you seek the advice of a trained professional. 

Also, it is best to ask questions about the after-effects of surgery. One, it is normal that your scalp will be sensitive for at least two days, so you’ll need to keep it covered with bandages and take some painkillers if needed. Your doctor may also advise you to take an anti-inflammatory or antibiotic for an extended period of time. Patients who have had this kind of treatment often report feeling well enough to return to work and go back to their other daily activities three to five days after the procedure. The transplanted hair will fall out in two to three weeks, but fresh growth should begin after that. After six to nine months, there should be at least 60% new hair growth. 

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