Q: How do bald spot concealers work? Is it an effective method to hide hair loss?
A: I, personally, can see some “possible” situations in which bald spot concealers would be appropriate. However, these are very limited and none of them involve up-close-and-personal interaction. In cases where
an individual has a noticeable bald spot, and wants to hide it AND is going to be seen from a distance or through some media filter (on film, etc.) a bald spot concealer can be functional.
These bald spot concealers work by coloring the scalp in the area of thin hair with a color that makes the bald spot appear less noticeable. Some formulas include fibers –
either in the spray itself or as a second step application – that adhere to the existing hair and sort of “fill in” the hair, making it look thicker and fuller. As mentioned earlier, the results are best viewed
from a distance, since up-close inspection reveals the effect as what it is – a painted scalp.
Some people may be tempted to try the products, since they only average a cost of $10 (U.S. Dollars) but it should be pointed out that unless you plan to use the product for a
theatrical production, you will basically be paying $10 for the chance to create an embarrassing look for yourself.