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Can My Hair Grow Long Past My 50s?

Can My Hair Grow Long Past My 50s?

October 26, 2020

Hair length is an essential topic for many women. It can take effort to maintain, but the confidence we feel with long hair can outweigh the downside. Long hair needs regular trims, a healthy diet, and plenty of TLC. Long hair maintenance becomes even more troubling once we reach our 40s and 50s. Physiological challenges, including menopause, can hinder our ability to “grow it, show it — long as I can grow it” as the song lyrics go.

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How Can I Increase the Hair Count on My Scalp?

How Can I Increase the Hair Count on My Scalp?

October 24, 2020

A healthy hair count starts with a healthy scalp. Through the years, our bodies change, and our skin becomes dryer and loses elasticity. This is true for our scalps as well. Located in the outer layer (epidermis) are tiny pockets called hair follicles in charge of growing nearly 100,000 hairs on your scalp. Physiological changes in your body lead to "follicular miniaturization," where strands grow in wispier, and some follicles shut down completely.

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How to Prevent Hair Loss

How to Prevent Hair Loss

October 21, 2020

Usually, we can expect to shed about 100 hairs each day. It’s part of the natural balance of your hair biology. Your hair follicles go through a cycle that includes growth, transition, and rest — but for many women, it may seem like their follicles are spending too much time resting. When your growth cycle is interrupted, and more hair falls out then grows in, hair loss occurs.

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What’s the Difference Between a Hair Mask and a Conditioner?

What’s the Difference Between a Hair Mask and a Conditioner?

October 19, 2020

The roles of hair masks and conditioners can sometimes be confusing. Some women think that because they use conditioners, they can forgo hair masks. This may be true for certain women; however, when we hit our 40s and head into our 50s, our hair becomes drier and thinner. Our scalps start lacking the proper nutrients to produce healthy strands, our follicles begin shrinking, and our hair texture becomes finer than it once was.

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How Can I Stop Hair Loss During Menopause?

How Can I Stop Hair Loss During Menopause?

October 17, 2020

Every woman will go through the natural biological process of menopause. This stage in our lives is marked by fluctuating hormone levels and the end of menstrual periods. It is often accompanied by other side effects, including hot flashes, insomnia, mood swings, and maybe the worst one for many women — hair loss!

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How Can I Thicken My Hair?

How Can I Thicken My Hair?

October 14, 2020

Whether your hair was a perpetual styling challenge or you were blessed with voluminous locks that effortlessly fell into place, menopause is the great equalizer. Age-related hair changes affect us all to some degree or another. Hormonal fluctuations dry out our scalps, interrupt hair growth cycles, and shrivel our follicles. In place of our robust strands grow wispy fibers that shed when we sneeze. With each passing year, this trend continues until we finally ask ourselves, “How can I thicken my hair?”

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Will Estrogen Help Hair Growth?

Will Estrogen Help Hair Growth?

October 10, 2020

During our reproductive years, estrogen exists in our bodies at much higher levels. Our estrogen levels taper off throughout perimenopause and into menopause, causing dry skin, shrunken follicles, and tresses that seem to stop growing no matter what we do. Research has shown that estrogen can significantly impact skin physiology, including the sebaceous gland and hair follicle. Notably, aging effects can be delayed considerably by administering estrogen. This seems to indicate that estrogen helps hair growth. However, too much estrogen may hinder hair growth.

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Menopause-related hormone changes give us mood swings, insomnia, hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, weight gain, and to top it all off — hair loss.

How to Stop Hormonal Hair Loss

October 07, 2020

Menopause-related hormone changes give us mood swings, insomnia, hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, weight gain, and to top it all off — hair loss. Our hair follicles are mini-organs that require constant blood supply and nourishment to continue producing hairs. Changes to our scalp and hair’s underlying biology can cause dryness, shedding, and hair loss. Thankfully, there are things we can do to stop hormonal hair loss.

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6 Ways Your Hair Changes After 50

6 Ways Your Hair Changes After 50

October 05, 2020

On average, women reach menopause at 51, and the years leading up to this milestone are known as perimenopause. Hormonal imbalances and other natural processes that we experience during perimenopause trigger a multitude of changes in our bodies: metabolism grows sluggish, wrinkles deepen, and our hair thins, dries up, and falls out!

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