Signs of Hair Recession in Women Over 40: An Innovative Approach

Hair is an integral part of our identity and self-esteem. For many women, hair is an expression of their personal style and femininity. However, as we age, our hair can begin to thin and recede. This process, known as hair recession or alopecia, can be an emotional challenge for many women, especially those over 40 years old.

What is a Hair Recession? 

Hair recession, also known as alopecia, is a gradual process that can affect both men and women. It is characterized by the gradual loss of hair on the top of the head or at the hairline. This phenomenon can be devastating to a woman’s self-esteem, as a full and healthy head of hair is often associated with femininity.

As women age, hormonal changes can affect the health and density of hair. Menopause, in particular, can lead to hair thinning and a receding hairline. Although these changes are normal, they can be difficult to accept.

Signs of Hair Recession 

The signs of hair recession can vary but generally include:

  1. Hairline recession: In women, hair often begins to recede at the hairline on the forehead. A pattern of hair loss increasingly common in women of more experience is the recession of the hairline (frontal fibrosing alopecia). This type of hair loss can be especially visible and can change the shape of a woman’s face.
  2. Wider hair part: This is the most common sign and manifests as a gradual change in hair density and texture. In women over 40, this thinning may be more noticeable due to hormonal changes associated with menopause. Hair can become thinner and more fragile, and you may notice more hair falling out than usual during brushing or washing. The hair part can become wider, this is usually the place where women notice hair thinning first. 
  3. Patchy hair loss: Some women may experience hair loss in specific areas of the scalp. This type of hair loss can be especially concerning, as it can be more visible and difficult to disguise with hairstyles. Patchy hair loss can be the result of a variety of factors, including stress, diet, and underlying health conditions.

Techniques and Care for Hair Recession 

Several techniques and care routines can help prevent or slow down hair recession. Here are some practical tips:

    1. Treat hair with care: Avoid vigorously towel-drying your hair, restricting it in buns or ponytails, applying harsh chemicals, or using heat to style it.
    2. Nourish the scalp and rootsProper nourishment encourages blood flow to the scalp, which in turn stimulates hair follicles. When follicles receive essential nutrients, they become more active, promoting hair growth.
    3. Practice stress relief techniques: Yoga, deep breathing exercises, tai chi, and meditation are viable ways to decrease stress levels that can exacerbate hair loss.
    4. Perform aromatherapy massages: This is not only an excellent way to relieve stress, but the use of specific essential oils for hair care, Centella Asiatica Extract, Ginger Extract, and Hydrogenated Castor Oil, applied directly to the scalp, can also improve blood circulation in the head and stimulate hair growth.
    5. Form a support group: Less than 45% of women enjoy abundant hair, which means that there are many who suffer from hair loss and can offer their support and encouragement during treatment.

Better Not Younger Solutions

At Better Not Younger, we offer a range of products designed to address hair recession in women over 40 years old. Here are three products that might be useful:

    1. Superpower Thickening HairPatches: A groundbreaking solution designed to nourish the scalp and roots while addressing hair recession. These patent-pending hydrogel patches utilize sustained-release technology. They adhere to your hairline and temples, allowing ingredients to penetrate deeply into the skin over time.
    2. Hair and Scalp Fortifying Serum: This serum helps to replenish and energize aged hair, making it look fuller and stronger over time. This product is especially useful for women who are experiencing hair loss due to hormonal changes, as it provides the necessary nutrients to strengthen the hair. 
    3. Superpower Liquid Comb: This Comb features massaging bristles that stimulate blood flow to the scalp. This increased circulation nourishes hair follicles, encouraging growth and strengthening the roots. Plus, It evenly distributes our Superpower Fortifying Hair & Scalp Serum directly at the roots. 
    4. Wake Up Call - Volumizing Shampoo: This shampoo is designed to add volume, lift, and nourish the hair, especially for those women who are experiencing hair thinning. 
    5. Wake Up Call Volumizing ConditionerOur gentle, sulfate-free volume-boosting conditioner hydrates, smooths and adds manageability to thinning, flat hair without weighing it down, while strengthening thinning strands to diminish breakage. 
    6. New Dawn Activated Charcoal Scalp Cleanse: the first-ever charcoal-activated and AHA-infused cleanser to clarify, exfoliate and nourish the scalp with a unique built-in massaging applicator designed to brush away dirt and oils for a healthier scalp and hair.

Hair recession is a common problem in women over 40, but with the right knowledge and products, we can effectively manage it. At Better Not Younger, we are committed to providing solutions that help women look and feel their best, regardless of their age. 

Our products are specifically designed to address the unique challenges that women over 40 face when it comes to hair health. With regular use, our products can help improve the health and appearance of hair, which can lead to greater confidence and well-being.