If you or an elderly relative are starting to notice signs such as hair texture roughness and more strands getting stuck in the comb, it’s safe to say that your hair (or your elderly relative’s hair) is aging. Aging hair is a reality that folks over the age of fifty experience, and some workarounds include combovers, wigs, hats, scarves, and (for the more daring souls out there). These options work in the sense that they cover the problem areas of the head.
Another workaround is to treat every single sign of aging hair. These are highlighted below.
The first grey or white strand you see is the first sign that your hair is aging. Most people find their first grey or white hair in their thirties, while others find theirs in their forties.
Greying happens when cells cease producing pigment, and this happens when one grows older. Of all people aged fifty, fifty percent have grey hair.
A cure pill can work to keep one’s pigment intact. But it only works to protect the pigment, not reverse the greying.
People lose about a hundred strands each day, regardless of age. The rate of hair loss accelerates as one ages. In the case of women, hormonal changes affect growth patterns, and as such, it’s not unheard of for menopausal ladies to simultaneously experience loss and thinning.
Unfortunately, there is no way to reverse the thinning. However, there is a way to strengthen existing strands to make hair look fuller, and this involves the use of myoxin.
As time passes, oil glands become smaller. Eventually, they will no longer be able to efficiently produce oil. Remember that oil produced by oil glands moves down hair follicles to moisturise hair naturally. When these glands shrink, not much oil will be produced, and if oil is no longer going down strands, hair will become very dry.
Thus, the best solutions to this issue include oiling your locks on a regular basis, avoiding aggressive styling methods, and avoiding high heat. As for the best oil to use, argan oil is considered the best oil to use, since it is absolutely hydrating.
Aging is also associated with hair losing elasticity. The loss of elasticity results in strands becoming easy to break.
Make each strand last longer by avoiding the use of harsh chemicals and replacing them with treatments rich in protein instead. You should also include a hair vitamin that has both silica and biotin in your hair care regimen. Biotin restores elasticity, while silica is said to be capable of strengthening collagen.
There are some health websites out there that promote estrogen as a hair loss prevention measure. Unfortunately, the effects of the hormone on the growth of one’s locks aren’t exactly well-known. Worse, it is known that long-term hormone therapy is associated with really serious health risks.
Cosmetic “Camouflage” Sprays
These products are powders and sprays which conceal bald spots with a shade that is closest to the colour of one’s real hair. They are just as effective as the options mentioned at the introduction (hats, scarves, wigs).
Hair Transplant Surgery
They are a decent option, provided that one has not lost that much hair yet. This procedure involves moving strands from other parts of your head to where the bald spots are.
Changes to one’s hair that are associated with aging should not be shrugged off. They should still be corrected as necessary. After all, an elderly person still has the right to look his or her best at all waking hours of the day.