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How to treat hair loss in middle age
We may associate balding and thinning hair with middle aged men, but more women are discovering they need hair loss treatment to restore their locks to their former glory.
While chemicals and the harsh environment can take a toll on our tresses, damage can also be done by pregnancy, hormones and weight loss.
Daily Mail writer Thea Jourdan has told readers about the impact her turning 40 had on her natural reddish-brown curls, which started turning dull and lifeless "almost overnight".
"A ten-minute primping session has become a thing of the past. Instead, it takes hours with bucket loads of expensive hair products to get a half-decent result," she said.
Carole Michaelides, consultant trichologist at the Philip Kingsley Trichological Clinic in London, explained that by 40 most women are starting to enter the peri-menopause, which is when oestrogen - the female hormone that counteracts the effects of testosterone - begins to fall.
This causes the hair to grow more slowly and to fall out faster, which leads to the wispy, thinning effect.
"Hair also becomes drier and duller as oestrogen levels decline. Like our skin, hair can lose its youthful appearance," said Ms Michaelides.
But by using an organic shampoo and conditioner regime, you could find your hair looks thicker, fuller and shinier than before.
Fushi’s Stimulator Herbal Shampoo, for example, contains rosemary, bay and lavender to nourish the scalp and deliver nutrients to where the hair needs them most. Rosemary is known for its stimulating effects on the hair, because it strengthens roots and supports the follicles while promoting good circulation to the scalp.
While some hair loss may be inevitable with age, it does not mean women have to suffer in silence. A good hair cut will work wonders for your self confidence, while natural hair care products will ensure your locks continue looking glossy and full of vitality.
Posted by Laura Andrews
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you Emiliano for your comment. In this blog we are referring more to oils, more so than butters and while we agree with you Shea is an excellent emollient for hair, it's consistency is more buttery and it is used more as a leave-in remedy to smooth hair texture. We have suggested Coconut oil as it helps slow down hair loss by penetrating deep into your hair shaft to prevent protein loss, which in turn prevents breakage. When applied to your scalp, it simultaneously moisturises and removes build-up around your hair follicles to encourage hair growth and is one of base oils always used in Ayurveda for hair treatments. As this post is more focused for hair and not for skin, the comedogenic scale applies to skin/pores and not hair follicles. Thank you again for your feedback.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Hello Zu, yes hair loss can be very stressful and this in turn amplifies the cause almost.. Perhaps with Covid, your system may have been depleted of nutrients and fighting the virus can take its toll on your immune system, so sometimes our hair and skin suffer when we have been ill. We really believe in oils for scalp massage as the best way to revive the growth and help regenerate the follicles. It may be also worth at looking at internal supplements and making sure you are getting enough of omega oils, perhaps plant based such as nuts and seeds in your diet. For external oil treatment, would recommend the Really Good Hair oil which we create with Brahmi, this herb is known to help bring the scalp back to health and improve growth. Biotin is also a good vitamin to take as a supplement to help with hair growth so do look into that. So hope these tips will be helpful for you.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?I, am very surprised that your article did not include Organic Shea Butter and that coconut oil, is your number one choice for hair growth and thickness. According to the comedogenic scale, coconut oil, has a rating of (4), on a scale from (0), to (5), on clogging your pores. Why would anyone put coconut oil, on their hair or skin knowing the pores will get clogged up. Shea Butter, on the other hand has a (0), rating on the comedogenic scale, which is great for dry hair and skin and won't clog up your pores.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you for your very informative article. I suffered COVID in December, 2020, and in February I started experience extreme hair loss and all my hair jus falls like a person who is under going Chemo therapy. It's very depressing. Had to cut off all my hair and even the little that is left is falling off daily not sure what to do. Please suggest something.
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- Carrot Oil for Face Can I use the carrot oil in the day time? Because I am using Vitamin c serum in the night. Please advise. Thanks