What Happens To Your Hair As You Age?

When it comes to aging, a lot of focus in the beauty industry centers around skin. There’s a plethora of products available on the market centered around anti-aging: creams, serums, tools, masks, medical procedures, but less focus on solutions for aging hair. We wanted to break down the signs of aging hair and offer some solutions.

What are the signs of aging hair?

THE TEXTURE CHANGES

Many people notice that their hair texture changes as they age. This can come in the form of straight hair becoming wavy, or curly hair becoming straighter due to fluctuations in hormone levels. Grey hair is more coarse than pigmented hair- you may notice your grey hair sticking out more than your pigmented hair.


IT TURNS GREY

When your hair follicles stop producing pigment, your hair starts to go grey and can eventually lose all pigment and become white. Genetics plays a part in this (about 30%) but lifestyle factors like diet and in some cases acute stress, account for greying hair. Not Today, Grey is focused on providing your body with the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to support hair your hair color and is meant to be taken proactively to prevent or slow the greying process.


IT GETS THINNER
As we age, hair shedding increases as hair growth slows. When there are less hair strands on our heads and the hair has a smaller surface area, it can create the effect of hair looking less voluminous and thinner.

 

 

IT GETS DRIER AND MORE BRITTLE
Oil glands shrink as we age and don’t produce oil as effectively which for the skin results in dryness and fine lines and wrinkles. For the scalp, this causes our hair to become dry and can result in breakage.

 

What can you do?

Not Today, Grey has been shown to slow grey hair growth and also help with shedding and increase the look of fuller, thicker hair. You can also utilize volumizing topical products. We also recommend trying to shampoo less often to avoid stripping your hair of its natural, self-conditioning oils. It’s also smart to avoid using hot tools like curling irons or straighteners too frequently, as they can strip your hair strands of much needed moisture!