By Anne-Marie Kovacs, Chief Wife
I’m a baby boomer. And I think that I speak for many of us when I say that, despite all of our bravado that speaks of how much more confident we are as we age, how much better we feel about ourselves now that we are no longer caught up in the angst of youth… there are still a bunch of things that suck. Like thining hair. Arrrgh.
It never even occured to me that this would happen. I expected wrinkles, waistline expansion, gravity taking hold of various body parts… But thining hair? That was never something that I expected to add to my list of vexations.
I started noticing the widening hair part and, let’s call it what it is, the hair loss at the temple area about six months ago when I donned a hairband to pull my hair back. Eeeeeeeck! Is that a receeding hairline? WTF?
Since then, I’ve been taking Biotin supplements (wrote about that here). It’s hard to measure, but it seems that it helped a bit; I’m seeing more baby hair growing at my temples. But, that’s not enough since I do like to wear my hair pulled back. To the rescue? The Hair Veil, a powder hair filler which Audrey and I discovered during our treasure hunt at the International Housewares Show.
Formulated by expert hair stylists, the Hair Veil is like a smudge-proof “eyeshadow” for the scalp. Pick the shade that best matches your hair color and apply Hair Veil to the (darn) betraying areas where the scalp is showing more than you’d like it too (great for scars too). The formula is water-resistant and will not fade, transfer, bleed or run until you wash it off (sweat it at gym in all conficence!).
Here are the photos taken at the show. You can see how the stylist is applying the Hair Veil to my scalp and how my hair part has filled in nicely with the product applied.
I was provided with a sample of the product and have used it many times since, applying it myself quite successfully. It works well on eyebrows too. Funny that we are losing those eyebrow and eyelash hairs too as we age but, adding to the laundry list of aggravations, we get hair that grows in new places. Like the persistent really dark and coarse single hair that pops up every six weeks on my chin!?!?!? WTF? Sorry, I know I said that already…
Anyhoo, this fantastic product is available online – in a variety of colors, even Salt & Pepper! – on the Beauty Choice website for $24.98. So totally worth the investment.