There are many ways your hair can out your age. But don’t despair. You can do lots of things to turn the clock back on your locks and have the healthy hair of your youth.
Every decade after our fortieth birthday we start to lose 10% of our hair. Other problems like stress and hormone imbalances can also cause hair loss.
It can be very upsetting and depressing to see your hair going down the drain.
But … there are things you can do to help with thinning hair.
Supplementation studies have shown that Saw Palmetto and Pumpkin Seed Oil can slow down the hair fall in as little as 30 days. Hair regrowth was seen in six months with even better results at 12 months. The subjects took the following amount every day:
- 320 mg Saw Palmetto
- 320 mg Pumpkin Seed Oil
If you don’t see any results with the supplements you may want to consider getting your hormone levels checked. A high DHT (dihydrotestosterone) level can have you losing a lot of hair and the medication for it is quite harmless, except for the falling hair. I have been down this road and it made a big difference with my hair, and eyelashes too.
Update Your Style:
One of the most important things we can do for our ‘do’ is to make sure that our hairstyle is up-to-date.
I had an aunt from England and I just adored her. She was so regal with her accent, her long legs and platinum hair. But one thing I noticed when I reached my 20’s (1985) was that her tall beehive hairdo was just not cool. When I reached my 30’s and she was still donning the ‘do’ it was really making her look stuck in the 50’s.
So, don’t get stuck in an era. Speak to your hairdresser or seek out a hairdresser of a friend whose hair you like. Have a consultation and determine what’s right for the shape of your face. It may take some getting used to but it’s the quickest way to take off some years.
Put the Shine Back:
I was stuck in a rut and my hair showed my age. But not anymore!!!!
Having dry, frizzy hair can really show your age. But by putting the shine back into your hair it can really make you look more vibrant.
When I was thinking about the state of my own hair I started looking at young women today and noticed that there was a distinct difference between the texture and look of my hair and theirs. I use conditioner and shampoos for color-treated hair and I know gray hair is different but I knew it didn’t have to be.
That’s when I thought about the products I use – I was kind of stuck in the 80’s type of products with my hairspray, mousse and spray gel. I started asking the women at the beauty supply store questions about the products that shine your hair and the products that give you volume without looking dated. It took a few tries but I found a cream product that gives me both shine and volume. What a difference it made to my hair! So much so that a coworker, who is 28, commented on how shiny my hair looked. That’s when I really knew it worked.
So try some of the products that are out there for shine. If you can get samples, do that because it may take a few duds before you find the perfect one for your hair.
Also, the heat protectants keep your hair looking healthy. Since it wasn’t something I was used to I overlooked them in the store. I use them on occasion now and it does make difference.
I have since tried some natural approaches like rubbing a little coconut oil on my fingertips and just barely touching the ends of my hair to disperse evenly. Then I grab my hair as if I were going to put it in a side pony and really massage it completely in.
Also, mix olive oil and water in a spray bottle and keep it in the bathroom. I use equal parts of each. But you know oil and water don’t mix, so before you use the mixture shake well and mist where you need the moisture. It’s also a great heat protectant for flat irons, curling irons and blow drying.
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