A Holistic Approach To Address Your Hair Concerns
Your hair changes as you age. Here’s how to meet the challenges head-on.
If there’s one mood good hair days evoke, it’s confidence. Thick, shiny hair makes the best of us swoon. But with age, our relationship with our hair can become more of a love-hate situation. From thinning to dryness, time often requires us to learn new ways of nourishing our hair to keep it looking its best. To start, we’ve got to acquaint ourselves with ingredients that address the three primary ways our hair evolves with age and how we can alter our habits to care for our ever-changing strands properly.
If you see…thinning
If you’ve noticed your ponytail isn’t as full as it used to be or that your hair sheds more frequently, it’s not your imagination. Hair follicles shrink with age. As strands become thinner, it can be tough to create voluminous styles. Thickening shampoos and conditioners fatten up strands while still protecting the cuticles. Using these products take the guesswork out of getting hair that is full and lush. While genetics often play a role in hair density, overhandling your hair can also lead to breakage. Hair is fragile, so consider a less-is-more approach when styling and touching your locks.
If you see…dryness
The simplicity of wash-and-gos may have made styling easy in our younger days, but after 40, daily washing can lead to drier, limper hair. Hormonal and physiological changes cause our strands to change over time, leading them to produce less oil and become more prone to breakage. So, while oily hair days may become a thing of the past, we have to shift our focus to the health of our scalp and treating hair that now feels brittle.
Consider adjusting your wash schedule to a few times a week instead of washing your hair daily. Use products with ingredients like caffeine and ginger to help stimulate your scalp while nourishing and fortifying your strands to keep them soft. Additionally, give your hair some much-needed TLC with hair conditioners, serums, and masques that have moisture-rich ingredients like argan oil, and mango and avocado butter. This will help you combat issues with frizz and ensure your hair is healthy and retains its hydration and shine.
If you see…damage
The strength of our hair and scalp is largely impacted by what we put into our bodies. Stress and vitamin deficiencies can cause hair loss and affect the overall health of our hair. Small measures like drinking enough water and eating a diet filled with calcium, protein, and iron will help give your strands the extra boost they need to stay healthy. Also look for foods rich in biotin and zinc, as well as Vitamins A, C, D3, and E.
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