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A lazy girl's guide to concealers? :)

Discussion in 'Styling & Hair Care Tips for AGA Sufferers' started by AmyCE, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. AmyCE

    AmyCE Established Member

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    I have been reading through this forum area trying to decide what concealer to try in my inaugural attempt. I've had Alopecia Areata for going on 10 months now and I just recently ended up with my first spot that isn't covered by the rest of my hair. It's actually at my temple so I'm not sure what I can get away with and still have it look somewhat natural. I'd like to use something with a brush so I can apply it carefully. Any recommendations?
     

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  2. Josie's mom

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    Hi Amy, I bought a product called Derm Match for my daughter who also has Alopecia Areata. It comes with an applicator with a spongy tip that you wet under the tap, then rub in product and apply on your scalp. Doesn't leak or fade unless you wash it off with a cloth with shampoo on it. I thought it did a good job. Ordered from amazon.com if I recall correctly, lasts long too. Good luck with your search :)
     
  3. AmyCE

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    Thanks Josie's mom, I will check that one out!
     
  4. baker mom

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    I haven't tried it yet, but you might also look into Joan Rivers Great Hair Day. I think it's very similar to Dermatch.
     
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    I like Joan Rivers Great Hair day. It's a compact with a brush and its very easy to apply. Doesn't really come off if you rub or brush so no worries on that. Sometimes comes off on my nails if I itch. Sometimes it can clump a little but its easy to fix with the brush or a qtip.
     
  6. AmyCE

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    Thanks baker mom and RaisinCookie! I heard great things about Joan Rivers Great Hair Day and the price seems pretty reasonable. Will see if I can find that one!
     
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    I use Dermmatch and Joan Rivers. They are virtually the same thing. I use Dermmatch dry, no water on the applicator, so I apply it the same as you would Joan River. Dermmatch uses a sponge type applicator, like a larger eye shadow applicator while JR uses a bristle brush. Personally I prefer the sponge applicator, I think it covers more scalp.
    But both are virtually the same. I find the Dermmatch compact lasts more longer, over all more for your money. Sally's also sells a couple of similar products that I haven't tried.
     
  8. AmyCE

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    Thanks CKingAnswers for the comparison! I went ahead and ordered the Joan Rivers in brunette and will probably use my own make-up sponge brush with it. I've been using that with my eyebrow powder in the meantime and I think the sponge applicator does help (I had been using a small eyeshadow brush and it didn't seem to cover as well). The eyebrow powder is OK but certainly not made for covering bald spots so I'm not getting what I need from it. Found the Great Hair Day on Amazon for $14.99! I'll update here with an after picture to share with everyone. Thanks girls!
     
  9. AmyCE

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    Thanks again, ladies! My Great Hair Day arrived and it looks great! I'd say I was about 60% there with the eyebrow powder but this one blends in really well (and quickly) and the brush is the perfect size for my spots. Yay!
     
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    I'm so glad it is working out for you. My one compact has lasted almost 10 months, though the brush is starting to wear. I also tried topic but that clumped too much. Maybe with a brush?
     
  11. Lost

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    Yay!!! I'm glad it worked out for you thats what I've been using so far so good. D
     
  12. AmyCE

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    OK, seriously, this stuff is awesome! It has totally changed the way I look at my Alopecia Areata. Now if I get a new spot (which does keep happening, sadly), I know I can just fill it in and get on with my day. I used to worry so much about how to cover things up with different hairstyles, etc. and now I can wear my hair however I want to. Yay Joan Rivers! :)
     

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