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Causes Of Hair Aging
There’s an axiom in the beauty industry that hair-care trends follow skin-care trends. So it was probably only a matter of time before words like anti-aging and renewal started turning up on shampoos, conditioners, and stylers. Beyond being trendy, however, there happens to be a real reason that hair-care companies are choosing to bring age-proofing products to market.
The good news is that you don’t have to take extreme measures to score instantly younger-looking strands. What must you do? Read on.
What Causes Your Hair To Change?
Hair growth slows after age 40 when many women start to seek advice from their hairstylists for hair that is thinning, dry or simply lost its youthful bounce and luster.
Aging hair, like other signs of aging, is due to our bodies’ inability to renew and regenerate cells as quickly as when we were younger. But menopause is another common cause of hair loss in older women. Starting with perimenopause in our 40s, women see hair thinning with age, as well as dull, graying hair and more hair loss. New research shows that hair loss in older women is likely due to lower levels of both estrogen and progesterone, causing hair follicles to thin and hair to fall out.
Washing your hair less will obviously also lessen how often you blow-dry so these go hand in hand. When you do blow dry your hair use your fingers to comb through while drying it instead of a brush. Dry it upside down to add more volume.
4 Tips For Healthier hair
1. Trim It:
You don’t need an expert to tell you that getting a trim will help your hair breakage and split ends and allow you to restore the remaining mane to a hydrated, healthy state. You don’t need a major chop — just the ends will do wonders.
2. Cleanse It:
Switch to a cleansing shampoo to lift buildup from your scalp. Look for a product that says “cleansing” or “clarifying” — this means it will remove impurities left over from your regular products and leave your hair fresh.
3. Condition It:
A deep conditioning treatment is meant to nourish and restore parched and brittle strands. You can choose a conditioner to apply after washing or for extremely damaged hair, a post-shower hair mask offers major moisture to revitalize your suffering strands.
4. Turn Down The Heat:
Unfortunately, you can’t expect to repair your hair while damaging it with the excessive heat from your styling tools. Turn your hair dryer and iron down to medium — it doesn’t need to be on the highest setting to be effective — and be sure to use a heat protectant beforehand.
Once your rescue mission is complete, prevent future damage to your mane by embracing healthy hair habits, like going product-free every now and then, maintaining a healthy diet and completing steps 1-4 whenever you find yourself neglecting your hair in favor of heat styling and beach days.