Hair Texture as You Age

Your hair undergoes a variety of texture changes as you proceed through various stages of your life. Nowhere are those changes more obvious as when you age. Hair is more prone to certain challenges that make styling more difficult and may necessitate a change in hair care products. The rate and range of change is also affected by genetics.

Less Natural Oils

The scalp produces natural oils that keep locks nourished. As you age, the body produces less of those natural oils. The result is hair that’s more prone to dryness and frizzies, and aren’t as shiny as they once were.

Hormonal Changes

Hormonal changes are a natural part of aging, but they can also cause your hair to become thinner, lose its elasticity, and more prone to damage. Hormone changes can also cause you to experience hair loss. The diameter of hair strands becomes smaller and tends to occur around the age of 35. That narrowing in diameter reduces the tensile strength of hair, making it weaker and more susceptible to breakage.

Compacted Follicles

The follicles of gray hair are more compacted than in your youth. It makes it more difficult for gray hair to absorb color treatments. Extra time may be needed for a thorough color treatment and hair will lose its color quicker.

Environmental Elements

Factors within the environment can damage locks. Those include UV rays, humidity, wind, and chemicals from a variety of sources. Environmental factors affect the growth rate, overall texture, and density of hair fibers.

Bottom Line

The hair changes that occur as you age will necessitate preventative methods to maintain its health and its never too soon to begin mitigating the effects of those changes.

Limit exposure to UV rays, wind and humidity. Always wear a brimmed hat when you go outdoors. Minimize exposure to environmental chemicals, hair care products, and chemical-related hair treatments. Don’t over wash hair, use gentle shampoos and conditioners, and use lower temperatures when drying.

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