How Aging Can Affect Hair Growth
As we age there are many things that change including the thickness of our hair and the amount of growth we achieve each year.
Hair keeps our body temperature steady and help protect us. However, it can also be a big part of our style and every day lives.
Changes in our hair is actually part of the aging process. Over time, hair naturally changes texture and color. And sometimes, that means having less hair or thinner has as we get older. However, there some things you can do to encourage hair growth after age 50.
1. Shampoo Less Frequently
Because the texture and elasticity of hair is not the same when we age, frequent shampooing can cause dryness. For this reason, once per week should suffice for shampooing.
2. Use A Premium Conditioner
Using a premium conditioner after you shampoo your hair adds moisture. This process replenishes hair’s natural oils and sheen that may been stripped away. Adding volumizers is also recommended to strengthen each strand of hair. As a result, hair will look fuller overall.
3. Choose The Right Products
Do you still color your hair? In this case, a professional colorist can provide the best tips on other hair products like masks and hot oil treatments.
Because your hair is not the same as it was in your 20s, try to avoid heat styling tools. This includes flat irons, curling wands, and blow dryers. Using them every day can be extremely damaging to your already delicate hair. However, if you must use heat styling tools, apply a heat protectant to your hair first. This will give your hair a protective coating as well as add moisture.
4. Switch To A Protein-Rich Diet
It’s not uncommon to eat less as we age. But this can lead to a nutrient deficiency. And because hair is mostly comprised of protein, it’s important to include protein in your diet. Some great food options are eggs, avocados, green leafy vegetables, and berries.
Also consider taking multivitamins to compensate for the nutrients you may not be getting in your foods. Given that all vitamins are not created equal, ask your doctor for a recommendation. Because you’re aging, a low protein intake affects your hair growth as well as its integrity.