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Confidence Beyond the Skin-Quick Tips to Camoflage Grey and Thinning Hair!

I was in Las Vegas for a conference last week and I was hosting a party to celebrate a new educational program that I helped develop for dermatology PAs throughout the nation. I was running out of time and rushing to get ready for the party, so I ran to the hotel’s newly opened “blow dry bar” to help me get ready. Like every girl, I love having my hair professionally washed and styled for a big event.

I met a delightful hair stylist who shared some fun tips with me about camouflaging grey hair, which she playfully nicknamed “wisdom sparkles”. She also provided tips to help cover up thinning hair in front. If you spot one or two visible grey hairs, she recommends applying waterproof mascara to the “wisdom sparkle” from root to tip and nobody will ever know! I am not sure if it is because I have a birthday this month, but I have been seeing a lot more “wisdom sparkles” lately, so I am excited to try this tip.

As women age, hormone changes along with genetics can cause thinning of the hair in front part of the scalp. The secret tip I learned for this common complaint is to apply a little matte dark eyeshadow along the part line and in the front of the scalp under the thinning hair. The dark color on the skin under the thin hair will give the appearance of much thicker hair. This may not be practical for everyday application, but I am going to keep this in mind for special occasions.

A recent study was released that announced that some of the most dangerous Melanoma skin cancers are being found on the scalp of women. It is important to ask your hairdresser or barber to keep an eye on your scalp during your regular visits and ask them to point out any dark or suspicious lesions. I am fortunate to be good friends with my hair dresser Anna, but even if you are not friends with your hair dresser, you should ask the stylist to mention if they see anything on your scalp. Make a note of the general location and schedule an appointment with your dermatologist right away to evaluate the lesion.

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