How to Care for Your Hair in Your 40s
How to Care for Your Hair in Your 40s
As we get older, our body begin to change as we age. This also applies to our hair too. For most, hair loss and breakage are unavoidable. This is caused by a variety of factors, such as aging, hormone imbalances, heredity and medical conditions. For women, we often notice changes such as texture, colour, and the thickness of hair. Men will spot changes in hairline or thinning at the crown. Read on to understand why these changes occur and the key to maintaining healthy hair.
Why Does Hair Change with Age?
The symptom of aging hair frequently starts in your 40s. The life cycle of your hair shortens with age. Hair starts to become thinner and the scalp might become drier. This result in loss of fine hair. There are also other factors to consider such as menopausal hormone levels, stress, genetics, medication and diet. Estrogen and progesterone play a huge role in helping faster hair growth. With the decrease of production in hormones, hair loss is inevitable.
In your 40s, you’ll notice a variety of hair changes, including:
- Slower Hair Growth
There are various reasons why your hair growth can deteriorate. Genetics play a big part, followed by stress, and poor nutrition or lifestyle habits. Excessive chemical treatments, heat styling or the use of poor-quality products could also play a part. Hence, hair follicles will also take a longer period of time to restore as not all individual follicles have the same cycle.
- Reduced Hair Density
Men and women have different balding patterns. Women tend to lose hair evenly across the scalp, and you’ll see it in the widening of partings and receding hairline at the temples. Hair will start to look sparser at the crown rather than display as a widow’s peak for men. On the other hand, men lose strands around the temple area, top or front of the head. The hair on either side or front of the head will start receding. The density of the hair may also start declining if certain follicles stop growing new hairs. This may lead to blading if being left untreated.
- Dry Scalp or Dry hair
Dry scalp and hair are due to the decreased of oil production. When your scalp loses too much moisture or unable to retain it, the problem develops. Your hair may become brittle and more prone to infection and inflammation if your scalp is dry. Additionally, you’ll encounter flaking and irritation that you can mistake for dandruff.
- Change of Hair Colour or Greying Hair
Your body contains , which is responsible for the colour of your hair, eyes, and skin. Due to ageing, the production of melanin fluctuates overtime. Our cells produce less of it hence resulting in grey or less pigmented colour hair.
Ways to have healthy hair
- Eat Well for Lustrous Hair
Your diet plays a huge role in maintaining healthy hair in your 40s. Poor nutrition is one of the root causes of thinning and brittle hair. Healthy hair grows from a healthy scalp. The following are some of the most crucial nutrients that provides a balanced and rich diet:
Beef and Eggs: provide protein, selenium and zinc for scalp protection
Salmon, Sardines or Chia seeds: The body is unable to produce omega-3 fatty acids on its own hence Omega 3 is essential dietary component.
Spinach and other dark leafy greens: These are great sources of iron, folate and a variety of vitamins to keep your body and your hair healthy.
Pumpkin, carrot and mangoes: Vitamin A can also help with sebum production, a hair oil that prevents hair from drying out
- Drink Lots of Water
Drinking plenty of water is often overlooked but it is absolutely necessary for healthy hair growth. Water aids in digestion, maintains blood pressure levels normally, and stabilizes the heartbeat in addition to allowing toxins to be removed from the bloodstream. When you’re hydrated, it maintains bodily health and stimulates hair growth.
- Minimize The Usage of Heat Styling tools
Many hair styling tools uses heat. For example, curling irons and blow dryers. It helps achieve your ideal appearance but could cause damage and breakage to your hair. If styling your hair is necessary, we suggest reducing the heat to the lowest while using a heat protectant.
Choosing the Right Hair Care Products
- The FEM Fortify Shampoo
Specially formulated for women with mild hair loss and hair thinning concerns, and for those who want to prevent premature hair loss. This hair and scalp cleanser is a preventive shampoo containing active ingredients that provides the scalp around the hair follicles with essential nutrients and optimal health to prevent and control hair thinning, resulting in strengthened, healthy hair growth.
- FEM Thickening Shampoo
Made of a powerful blend of active botanicals and complexes, created for women to combat severe hair loss and hair thinning. This hair regrowth shampoo contains a powerful blend of active botanicals and complexes that work to stimulate hair growth while invigorating and densifying new hair follicles as they grow. It improves the scalp’s ability to defend itself against oxidative stress and protects against hair fall.
- HOM Fortify Shampoo
Specially formulated for men with mild hair loss and thinning concerns, and for anyone who wants to prevent premature hair loss. This scalp shampoo and cleanser energises and rehabilitates the scalp to reduce hair fall while blocking DHT formation around hair follicles. The high-concentration formula also provides hair follicles with essential nutrients to fight hair thinning.
- HOM Thickening Shampoo
Created for men to combat severe hair loss and thinning, this scalp shampoo and cleanser is a powerful blend of active botanicals and complexes that work to promote healthy hair growth while invigorating and densifying new hair follicles as they grow. It also blocks DHT formation to prevent hair loss.
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