Finally, dear goddesses, there is good news on the hair loss front lines. While I haven’t magically grown gobs more hair, I have a new "do" that makes me look like I have full, bouncy hair again. And it is all due to Luna.

Luna is a magician for hair. Part scientist, part sorceress, and part fairy sprite, she informed me that she could help. "My family has six hairs between them," she jokes. "I know everything there is to know about thin hair." It was hard for me to believe, looking at her gorgeous tresses, but hey I’ve been ready to grasp at straws here.

So Luna practiced her artistry. She layered and highlighted me. Then she reinforced the need for Nioxin shampoo and cream rinse (remember that’s the one that gets rid of the gunk that clogs the hair shaft for so many menopausal women.)

"You know, you have curl that you could maximize if you want," she mused after she towel dried my new cut. I stared at my stick-straight hair. "There’s bend in it, see." I couldn’t, but said that I’d love to have it curly again, now the days of perms are over for me.

"All you need are Products with a capital P", she declared. "First spray KMS California’s Curlup onto towel dried hair, then work in a couple squirts of ISO’s Bouncy Creme. Scrunch your hair up and hang upside down to add to the fullness. Then add some Abba Gel-Lotion and scrunch a little more and voila, full hair with body and curl." Luna was right – I couldn’t believe it when I looked in the mirror. I was having an EXCELLENT hair day.

She admonished me that it was the combination of Products that worked and they had to be applied just as she’d demonstrated. As a thin hair specialist (and sufferer), she’d tried every combination and found this the best.

"Great!" I thought. "I’ve never been able to make my hair look like it does once I leave a salon." Could I really make this work? I am happy to report that yes, it is possible to teach a midlife goddess new tricks. One just has to repeat the instructions several times and reward learning with lots of treats, preferably of the dark chocolate variety. However, having full, gorgeous hair again is the best reward I can imagine.