Our hair ages as we as women do and by the age of 50, many of us have problems with our hair. Maybe your hair has been oily in the past and now is dry and hard to manage. Very few women have normal hair types and there are a variety of hair types from fine to course depending on ethnic backgrounds.
Many women over the age of 50 also color their hair and use curling irons and straighteners which dry out your hair as well. Some of us get perms, which require chemicals being placed on our hair in order for us to gain body or curls. Perms are popular because they last longer.
But all these different treatments we put on our hair throughout the years, cause our hair to change and become brittle and thinner. 50% of us are gray by age 50.
When your hair is brittle and breaking off, go to a professional hairstylist and get a good cut. There are many hair products that are natural and do a good job by adding volume and shine to your hair.
You might have to try a few of them to see what works best for you, but there are good natural shampoos and conditioners out there.
Don’t wash your hair every day, because you need your natural oils to condition your hair. Our hair follicles shrink as we age and cause less oil to be produced.
If your hair is thinning, have your thyroid checked because stress and a high or low thyroid condition will cause hair to fall out prematurely. Remember to take into consideration your diet; exercise, stress and hormonal changes at our age all play an important factor with our hair.
If you drink alcoholic beverages, drink in moderation because alcohol does affect your hair the next day. Your hair becomes limp and hard to manage because we are draining the necessary vitamins out of our hair when we drink alcohol.
Invest in a supplement called biotin because biotin is needed for proper hair growth and sometimes we don’t produce enough biotin as we age. If you decide to go gray, see your hairstylist for a nice pick me up for gray hair.
There are many natural products on the market that take the brassiness and dullness out of gray hair and put shine back in. Going gray isn’t the end of the world; there are many beautiful women with gray hair in the world. Some of the top celebrities have gone gray and their hair is stunning. In addition, if you like the sun, wear a hat and use products with a spf ingredient to protect your hair.
The sun can cause your hair to become dry and brittle because of wind, sand and water. Also remember to stay hydrated because dehydration can cause all kinds of internal body issues.
You can keep your hair looking young while not blowing your budget. If you are looking to change