Getting older can be both a blessing and a curse. You feel wiser and more grounded in who you are. But you also start to see uninvited lines, grey hair and things we can’t even mention without scaring off the millennial crowd. Albeit a beautiful and empowering journey, there’s so much we wish we knew when we were 20!
That gorgeous thick mane you are complaining about… Treasure it because like your skin, thick strands can thin over time. Taking care of your hair is as easy as looking to the ocean, and no we don’t just mean a day on the beach! Essential fatty acids, especially omega-3s, play a key role in the health of your skin, hair, and nails. You should eat some of these foods, which are rich in omega-3, every day: salmon, tuna, and other fish choc full of fatty acids.
As you age, hydration is essential! Our skin and hair loose that supple, shiny, healthy glow. In comes the need for more water, electrolytes and deep conditioning. Give your strands back the moisture it needs to retain elasticity with a deep conditioning treatment 3 days a week. If you have fine strands or an oily scalp, apply the treatment from mid-shaft to ends to prevent weighing hair down.
First, consult your physician to make sure the root of the problem isn’t more serious. Excuse the pun. Again, we go back to diet. As we age, we can suffer from absorption issues as well as poor eating habits. What you put in directly correlates to what our bodies get out of our meals. Foods like eggs (a great source of protein and biotin, two nutrients that may promote hair growth), spinach, sweet potatoes, avocados, nuts and berries (they are loaded with beneficial compounds and vitamins that may promote hair growth) are all a great place to start when looking to jump-start your hair growth. There are also supplements like biotin that are said to help. You may want to ask your Doc about these too.
As we age, the texture of our hair changes. Curls can loosen or tighten. Some gain texture when they never had it at all. Hormones play a powerful role in the texture of our hair. Talk to your stylist about updating your cut and style routine to best suit your mature hair. As well as giving your product regimen a makeover so you are walking out of the house in style…. Not in a topknot!
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