What “Hair Fill In Powder” Actually Is

For some people, the prospect of thinning hair is an unwelcome prospect. There are those who even consider it almost traumatic. Hair can be a very powerful aspect of a person’s self-esteem. There are those who view hair loss not only as a blot on their appearance but also a sign of oncoming age, and deep down nobody really likes to face that. So the problem becomes one of finding remedies for thinning hair.

In the early stages, evidence of thinning hair is scant. Most people would not really notice it at a glance but the particular individual is conscious of the fact every time he or she looks into a mirror. Whether the thinning is minor and confined to certain spots or is the beginning stage of greater hair loss, the immediate issue is to cover up the increasingly visible patches on the scalp or on the eyebrows. For these situations where a full hairpiece is not called for due to the comparatively scant degree of loss, a hair fill in powder is usually called for. However, the term “hair powder” is something of a misnomer in this case. There are indeed hair powders, but what is being discussed here is actually a fiber rather than a powder.

Ordinary commercial hair powder products are exactly that: they are dry powders used to create additional texture in fine, limp hair. Usually colorless, these powders blend in with the individual’s existing hair. Hair fibers are different. They have the same appearance out of the bottle of a powder, but are actually finely ground fibers made from a complex keratin protein. Keratin is the same basic building block of real hair and so enhances existing follicles in ways ordinary powder products do not. Powders will not adhere to the air over the long term, resulting in their steady fallout through the course of the day. Because these fibers are keratin-based, they will tend to stick to the hair through static electricity and serve far more effectively as a camouflage for thin areas and bald spots.

Overall, the purpose is to achieve the most effective concealment of such first-stage hair loss as far as possible. This is made possible by the ability to build up the fibers into an effective coverage that adds body to existing hair. Also, hair fibers are designed to match one’s own color for a fully natural appearance.