What changes occur with age?
We’re familiar with crow’s feet and jowls that ageing leaves in its wake. However, changes occur in the scalp area as well. For one, the production of melanin dips and comes to a standstill. The same thing happens to the production of sebum. When you hit menopause, thanks to hormonal imbalances, the growth of follicles is affected. This is apart from all the treatments, products and styling carried out over the years that finally catch up with the tresses.
How does it affect hair?
Generally by one’s late 30’s – early 40’s, melanin production begins to dim which is when those dreaded grey hairs begin to make an appearance. When the body goes through menopause or a fluctuation of hormones, hair growth and quality is affected. Hair gets brittle and thin and there’s minimal new growth and there’s a decline in scalp sebum. If you’ve been playing a lot with styling when you were younger, expect to see dry, parched hair.
How does one care for ageing hair?
Although ageing is a rite of passage for everyone, you can make a few changes to ensure you age gracefully and healthily.
To keep your hair in good health, get your hands on the Dove Rejuvenated Volume Shampoo and Conditioner. Its formula understands that hair loses its proteins and lipids as it ages and hence, nourishes it with a blend of potent ingredients. Together, this duo revitalises hair and infuses it with volume.
Make smaller but significant changes to your diet too; add avocados, Greek yogurt, carrots and eggs to your meals so that their Vitamin and nutrient-rich content will work on your strands from inside out. Finally, limit heat styling to only when necessary and treat your hair to an oil massage weekly to give it adequate nourishment.
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