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A few simple hints for applying
ShaBo Cosmetics, Scalp Makeup For Thin Hair
1 - Remember that it will look better if you match your roots instead of the highlights
or even the middle of your hair shaft - if you try to match the ends of your hair, it
will still look like your scalp is showing. The idea is to color your scalp the same or
a similar color as your roots in order to "camouflage" or help hide it. If you can
accomplish this, you can create a shadow type of effect between your hair and your
scalp. The result is that the eye is "tricked" and it appears as if your hair looks
thicker and richer than it actually is. If you have questions about how to accomplish
this, just let us know and we would be glad to explain it in more detail.
2 - If one, single color that comes in the sample kit doesn't match your hair correctly,
you can mix two or colors to create a blend that matches your hair better. In the
sample kit that I will send you will be a little white scoop. If you need to mix colors,
use this little scoop and keep track of how much of one color you mix with another
color until you get your own perfect "custom color". If you decide to order, tell us
what is in your "special blend" and we will make that very same color for you at no
3 - Remember the little sample brush is just a temporary, trial-size brush. The ShaBo
Brush is wonderful, and is specially cut for this purpose only. It's perfect to apply
our Scalp Makeup with.
4 - Please be at ease when you mix, apply and practice with Scalp Makeup. Be patient
and try different techniques when you are learning how to apply Scalp Makeup. Just
with everything in life, it takes a little time to perfect the new things that we are
learning how to do. It is encouraging to know that when I go out now, no one is
looking at my scalp through my thin hair. In fact, most people don't even know I
have thin hair anymore! In the past, after my cancer treatments left me with thin
hair, I felt like I was only a "white scalp" talking to people. I found that most
people would look right past my face and straight to my scalp and thin hair. I knew
what they were thinking, and it made me feel insecure and self conscious. But not
anymore! Scalp Makeup by ShaBo Cosmetics is easy to use and it looks very
natural. As a matter of fact, when I get my hair cut, my hair stylist will still bend my
head down and look very closely and say that if she didn't know better, she wouldn't
be able to guess that my hair was so thin. I always take that as a compliment and
leave with a smile on my face!
5 - One thing to always remember: A very, little bit of Scalp Makeup will go a long way.
You just want to COLOR your scalp, you don't want to COAT it. If you have a
problem with loose powder falling, more than likely you are not tapping the brush
off hard enough on the side of the jar or cup before trying to apply it to your scalp.
6 - After you "load" the brush with the powder, just tap all the excess off the brush and
let it fall back into the little cup we send you. Firmly - but gently - (if that makes
sense) apply the color to your scalp from the color that is left on the bristles of the
brush. In other words, Scalp Makeup is NOT intended to be "painted on", it's
designed to have the color transfer from the brush to your scalp in a manner similar
to putting blush color onto your cheeks. If you need to use it in the front (near your
bangs), my suggestion is to begin back a little bit and work your way forward. This
way, the color is a little darker toward the back and will look more natural when you
get to the front. Once again, if you have questions about the technique, we are
available to answer any question. Just ask or email.
7 - Scalp Makeup is water resistant in most cases. To test this, put your finger in a tiny
amount Scalp Makeup. Rub your finger in a small area on the back of your hand.
Make sure there is no loose powder in the test area, only the color. Then, put your
hand under running water. You will see that the color stays. Then, to remove the
color, dab a small drop of dish soap (or shampoo) onto the spot, gently rub the
colored area, then rinse with warm water. The color should come off and wash
away easily. If you get a little loose powder on your face while applying ShaBo
Scalp Makeup, you can wash it away as described above, or you can put a
tiny bit of lotion on a Q-tip or cotton swab and wipe off the color this way,
without the use of soap and water.
Note: Allergic reactions (itching, burning, redness) to hair products can occur in rare
instances. If you have any questions about being sensitive or allergic to the
ingredients in Scalp Makeup, do an Allergy Skin Test for before applying the
product for the first time, or if you change colors from a previous order.
Use a Q-tip or cotton swab to apply a small amount of product to the back of your hand,
or to the inside bend of your elbow (an area about the size of a quarter).
Don't wash the area for several hours.
Pay close attention to the area during this time.
If you get NO negative reaction, go ahead and use Scalp Makeup as directed above.
If you DO get a negative reaction (rash, itching, burning, or other negative irritation)
wash the area with soap and water and discontinue use of the product.
This may indicate that you are allergic to an ingredient in Scalp Makeup.
Have fun applying and using our Scalp Makeup!
contact us with any and all questions about Scalp Makeup For Thin Hair.
Bonnie Germer - Owner
of ShaBo Cosmetics