We all know hair changes as we age. Along with the change in hair color (hello, grey hair), texture, and thickness may also take a hit with age.
Although most of these aspects vary vastly from person to person—as they’re mostly determined by genetics—it is still safe to say that our hair also ages. Read on if you’re interested in knowing how your hair changes with age and how you can better care for your mane.
We all go through different versions of ourselves before we settle down. This is the age where we’re mostly DIY-bleaching and box-dying our hair. We also hustle and try to make it in life, thus neglecting hair care.
But that’s the thing with your twenties—your hair usually looks excellent even if you don’t take very good care of it. You seldom see greying, thinning, or hair fall in this decade unless there are underlying health conditions.
You’re in a much better place now and probably thinking of starting your own family. Pregnancy and the hormone changes that come with it can significantly alter your hair.
As we get older, our bodies also produce less estrogen, which means our ovaries don’t make as much of this hormone anymore. Estrogen helps keep our hair follicles healthy by slowing down the rate at which they produce new cells—so when we have less estrogen than before, our bodies are unable to replace lost cells as quickly as they used to.
That means more hair follicles go into the resting phase earlier than expected, resulting in thinner-looking hair overall. That said, not everyone experiences alopecia or rapid hair loss in their thirties, which is also thought to be determined by genes.
In your twenties, your hair continues looking great even if you don’t care for it much. But, the neglect tends to show later. In your thirties, your hair thins out, the color dulls down, and it doesn’t grow as fast as it used to. While haircare for maturing hair is a little more elaborate, its benefits are immense. Trust us, your hair will thank you for it.
- Improve Moisture Levels: Thinning hair is more prone to dryness. Use moisturizing shampoos, condition your hair well, apply masks from time to time, and get a hair spa done at least once a month.
- Supplementation: Biotin and Collagen are very important in keeping your hair, skin, and nails healthy. If you aren’t taking them yet, we suggest that you start today. Vitamin B deficiency is also pretty common in women in their thirties and can cause thinning hair.
- Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle: Thyroid issues and other lifestyle and genetic factors can lead to poor hair health. Remember to eat a balanced diet, exercise regularly, and keep a keen eye on your general health.
To sum it up, as you age, it’s important to find the right combination of haircare treatments and experts. With the right care, even mature hair can be maintained to look full and manageable.
If you have questions about which haircare process is the most appropriate, please contact the experts at Splash Salon Aveda. We would be more than happy to assist you!