Camouflage agents can be a valuable tool to address the ‘see-through’ nature of hair loss and to reduce the contrast between the scalp and hair. Dr. Rogers routinely recommends them to her patients who are self-conscious about their hair loss. They can be especially helpful while waiting for a hair transplant to grow in, or while waiting for medical therapies to have an effect (or both).
Several products are composed of fine synthetic keratin fibers that can be shaken onto the scalp. They include Toppik, Nanogen, and X-Fusion. Some are available with atomizers to spray the product evenly in and among existing hairs. Toppik can usually be found online or at Sally’s Beauty Supply in eight different colors. Patients usually do well if they choose a shade slightly lighter than their hair. This way it is subtle and does not look too obvious.