Female – I have been thinning for years and as a result, have been bleaching my hair. My rationale is that this lessens the contrast between the scalp and the hair and makes the hair loss less noticable. Recently, I went to a new stylist who told me that my theory is false and that dark hair will make the hair less transparent and therefore less noticable. It’s been three days since she did my hair and I have to say that I think I was right. I think the new darker shade makes the hair loss more noticable. Am I nuts? Should I go back to being a blonde or should I stay a brunette?
When the scalp and the skin are closer in color (white skin and blonde hair) the impact of thin, see-through hair is less obvious. Styling with puffed-up hair styles are popular in women who also dye their hair to get a fuller look. That is more of a styling issue. Don’t worry, you’re not nuts. If you’re more comfortable with being blonde, I’d say you should go blonde. Go with what you’re comfortable doing, and with what you think looks the best.