GL022 you are not alone. I have cried buckets about losing my Rapunzel mane. However, to get by, I bought a lipstick like wax that I could touch up my roots (I have naturally black hair due to heritage), but because I am in my ahem 40s (and I heard GD has a lot to do with it supposedly) I have a bunch of gray hair coming to the forefront around my temple. In the past I never used a permanent dye, only a rinse or semi permanent that did not contain ammonia (sp?). I have not used that however since diagnosis, and I am being extermely gentle with the hair as Bobbi said. I have upped my vitamins and minerals per my doc (biotin great for hair and nails, evening primrose lessens hair loss ALOT) so do what you can but it does get better. I am going on nearly a month without hair loss and excessive shedding (finally). It was a year of hell…I thought I would for sure be bald but I'm not. Hang in there, try your very best to stay calm and get creative, scarves, hats, loose ponytails, clips, even clip on hair pieces all work fine. I am sure you are a beauty inside and out.
I have the same concerns, nothing wrong with being a little vain….you gotta love yourself or no one else will