Yes, we will tell you to drink water again...
When we are in our forties, our hair no longer has the same tone, shine, or even density as before. For some, stress-related hair loss has been significant. Others have damaged their hair with colorings intended to hide their white hair when basically it is better to accept them. Some women are almost prettier with their white hair, so don't be ashamed! In short, keeping your hair healthy after forty has become a real challenge. Already at 20, it was also sport.
Hydration, washing frequency, hairstyle, or even vitamins, here are eight dos and don'ts to keep your hair healthy whether you're 40 or not. Because in reality, these things are good to know even for someone in their twenties or someone who is losing their hair significantly. Some solutions seem obvious like not to brush your hair too brutally but others are a little less so like this idea of drinking water to take care of our hair...
We hear a lot of people say that you have to hydrate your skin or your body, but it is also super important for the hair. As Monae Everett, a professional hairstylist, explains, "Drinking lots of water helps with everything! Hair needs to be hydrated to grow."
Washing your hair too often can make it very dry. But figuring out which washing frequency is right for your hair will take a lot of testing. Too much washing can therefore make your hair drier, drying out the scalp and your skin at the same time.
Because if you wash them too often your hair will be dry, but too much shampooing is not good either. Not washing your hair for a week, for example, is counterproductive since the dirt that blocks your pores builds up.
Start by washing your hair every other day and then see how your hair is adjusting. Depending on their reactions (too greasy, too dry), you will know how often to shampoo.
For frizzy hair, Everett suggests shampooing once a week "even if you're wearing braids or weaves. Scalp health is insanely important," she says.
"Be gentle with your hair," explains the hairdresser. "All those hairstyles that pull and pull on your hair... Your hair isn't as forgiving as it used to be!" High-temperature hair dryers or aggressive chemicals such as ammonia coloring for example are also avoided.
As you age, you stop producing as much oil and collagen as before, which affects not only your skin but also your hair. A supplement of collagen can then be welcome. You can also test the biotin-based intakes that can be provided by egg yolks, legumes, nuts and seeds, sweet potatoes, bananas, and mushrooms.
The causes of hair loss can vary from woman to woman. For some, it is due to changing estrogen levels, low vitamin D levels, thyroid conditions, and autoimmune conditions.
Certain treatments like spironolactone, also prescribed for acne, can be effective. Plastic surgeon and hair repairer Dr. Linkov explains that "it has been shown to have very good effects on hair restoration. Women do particularly well from a hair point of view."