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Why Does My Hair Grow Less in My 50s and 60s?

Why Does My Hair Grow Less in My 50s and 60s?

October 04, 2020

As we age, our hair undergoes gradual changes similar to our skin. Dryness and thinning are to our hair what dark spots and wrinkles are to our skin. Our hair and scalps experience physiological changes. Hair follicles shrink and yield thinner, shorter hair strands. Some of our follicles quit producing new hairs, leading to hair loss. So what are the underlying conditions that cause this? Why does my hair grow less in my 50s and 60s? Most importantly, can I do anything to reverse this problem?

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Is Hair Loss Affected by Seasonal Changes?

Is Hair Loss Affected by Seasonal Changes?

September 30, 2020

Hair loss afflicts millions of people worldwide and causes a significant decrease in quality of life for patients. It is a common but difficult problem to treat since it has multiple causes. Therefore, combination treatments usually work best to combat hair loss. Hair loss can be a naturally occurring event in the life cycle of the hair.  The life cycle of hair has 3 phases: a long anagen (growth) phase, a very short catagen (transition) phase, and a short telogen (resting) phase where hairs fall out.

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Protecting Your Scalp from Damaging UV Rays

Protecting Your Scalp from Damaging UV Rays

September 28, 2020

Our scalp is covered by hair. As we age, however, our tresses thin, exposing more skin to damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. Most of us are sticklers when it comes to adding SPF to our faces before heading into the sunshine, but end up neglecting our scalps. Protecting your scalp is just as important as protecting your face.

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How Do I Choose A Hair Serum?

How Do I Choose A Hair Serum?

September 23, 2020

As the years go by, the volume and shine associated with young-looking hair may be replaced by brittle, fine, and dull hair normally linked to aging. This transformation is a result of environmental and genetic influences that affect your hair shaft and follicle cells. Locating the best hair serum to counteract the unique hair-raising issues of aging is not a simple task. This is because not all serums are created equally — some can weigh your hair down while others leave it feeling sticky, and often fail to treat the root problem.

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How Can I Clean My Scalp Naturally?

How Can I Clean My Scalp Naturally?

September 19, 2020

In our quest for shiny, beautiful hair, we put our aging hair and scalps through a lot — we switch from sticky gels to mousses, to sprays, trying to infuse life into our dull, frizzy locks. The more products we use, the more residue is left behind on our scalps. Product buildup can interfere with the natural pH of your scalp, making it impossible to sprout glossy, hydrated locks. Cleaning the gunk and toxin buildup from your scalp unclogs your hair follicles, balancing your natural sebum oils and scalp pH.

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What Vitamins Help Nails and Hair?

What Vitamins Help Nails and Hair?

September 18, 2020

Everyone yearns for healthy nails and vibrant hair. When we experience frizzy, lackluster locks, and dry, brittle nails no matter what we try, it can be disheartening. Most people identify Teflon nails and silky hair as a signal of health. Remaining active and eating a balanced diet are essential; however, sometimes, your nails and hair may need a boost. Taking nutritional supplements can invigorate scalp function, helping your hair grow faster and thicker while also improving your nails.

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Do Hair Vitamins Really Work?

Do Hair Vitamins Really Work?

September 16, 2020

Finding vitamins to feed your wilting hair can seem overwhelming. Drugstores pack hundreds of hair supplements on their shelves, and every company claims that their product will do what others cannot — give you waist-length hair that shines. To find hair vitamins that really work, look for ones formulated for your mature locks and scalp.

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How Do You Exfoliate Your Scalp?

How Do You Exfoliate Your Scalp?

September 05, 2020

Many women feel reborn in their 40s and beyond, and exfoliation can bolster that renewed energy feeling. After all, through exfoliation, we literally buff away dead skin cells while making room for new ones to shine. This renewal-through-scrubbing has become a perpetual component of our face and body’s daily or weekly skincare regimen. Nevertheless, many of us forget that the scalp that anchors our hair is made of skin, too.

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What Does Sulfate-Free Shampoo Do for Your Hair?

What Does Sulfate-Free Shampoo Do for Your Hair?

August 29, 2020

Seldom do women link their more severe hair and scalp struggles to their shampoo; however, the very ingredients that spawn the bubbles may cause hair loss, inflammation, color fade, breakage, and split-ends. The foaming agents in most shampoos are called sulfates. In the past, these shampoos were your reliable go-to when needed to scrub layers of hairspray and gel from your thick mane. Your natural oils were abundant, and your healthy follicles could sprout new hairs with ease. Yet like your hairstyle choices from days-gone-by, your hair and scalp have changed.

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