5 Ways Your Hair Changes as You Age


Are you unhappy with the way your hair looks? Has it started to thin? Are you balding or maybe disappointed that your hair is starting to lose its healthy shine? If so, you’re not alone. Approximately two-thirds of men in the United States will experience some degree of hair loss by the age of 35. We’ve been helping people improve their overall appearance for years, so we have a good idea about some of the questions you might have regarding aging hair. Read on for more information on the five ways your hair changes as you age.

1. Hair becomes grey

Going gray is virtually synonymous with aging. It’s essentially caused by changes to pigment-producing cells located at the base of your hair follicles. As the number and concentration of these cells fall over time, less color is introduced into your hair as it grows, resulting in the appearance of gray or white hair.

2. Hair thins

Numerous studies have shown that hair tends to become thinner over time. In a process that begins around age 40, the diameter of your hair starts to become smaller, resulting in your hair appearing thinner and less lustrous. Many women experience hair thinning after menopause.

3. Hair becomes frizzy

Many individuals have observed that their hair has become frizzier with age. Scientists suspect that this has to do with changes in the way your body grows hair. As you age, the hair production process becomes less synchronized, resulting in fewer hair strands being produced at the same time, increasing the appearance of frizziness. A good conditioner can play an important role in reducing frizziness.

4. Hair becomes less glossy

Your hair’s glossy appearance comes from a layer of oil deposited on the strands as they grow. Individual strands of hair are actually constructed of several separate discrete pieces which the oil smooths together, creating a glossy appearance. Lipid production in the body decreases as we age, resulting in hair that appears significantly less shiny. Many people suggest that rinsing your hair with cold water improves the overall health of your hair and can actually increase your hair’s glossiness.

5. Hair becomes brittle

Bonds in the strands of your hair weaken with age, often resulting in increased breakage. Consider using a wide-tooth comb to reduce damage to your hair caused by stretching the strands of your hair while brushing and combing it.

These are five changes that will probably start to occur in your hair if they haven’t already. The good news is that, in most cases, they can be treated through different remedies and procedures. Reach out to LA FUE Hair Clinic today!

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