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poldi posted:
Four years ago I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. What a journey this has been - so many learning experiences. The least of which has been my hair! It is thinning in the front and I am trying to think of ways to cover - Joan Rivers puts out a good powder and brush as a temporary measure***
But I digress..lol Back to the graying. Not too long after my diagnosis, strands of gray had begun to show so I decided to color my hair for the first time in my life. WHAT A SHOCKER!!
Of course, with MS, everything in my body...immune system, etc. has turned upside down/sideways. Nothing prepared me for the disaster - my scalp began to tingle - then sizzle. By the next morning, I had sores all over and red spots had appeared all over my face. Benadryl finally took care of the itching. Recovery was a long time in coming.

THE LESSON...my hair now has strands of gray throughout which has the highlight look. At 61 years of age, I have decided every stand of gray is well deserved and represents a part of my life. CELEBRATE IT!
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Annie_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Hi poldi,

I'm sorry that you have had a bad experience with hair color and that you sound like you are rocking a head full of silver highlights!

I notice you've mentioned the Joan Rivers Beauty powder and so for all the community members here, it's called Great Hair Day and it comes in various colors including gray. You use a brush to apply it to the scalp to disguise any thinning. For ladies who color their hair it can also help to disguise visible root growth too.

Another product worth looking at is Toppik, that is hair colored keratin fibers that shakes out of a dispenser. It also comes in various hair colors including gray. I find that helpful as I'm also starting to experience perimenopause/menopause hair loss in the front as well.

Take care!

- Annie


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