10 Hair Tips For Women Over 40
As we age, our hair naturally loses its shine, becomes thinner, and grows slower. Hair often feels dry, brittle, and is more prone to breakage. However, there are ways that we can combat this phenomenon and continue to age gracefully.
Nutrition, hormones, hair routine, and physical exercise affect your hair growth. Listed below is a list of 10 hair tips for women over the age of 40 to optimize your hair habits and, at the same time, your quality of life.
As women age, estrogen and progesterone levels drop which can greatly affect their hair growth rate. These hormones are responsible for balancing the hair cycles and allow us to keep hair on our heads longer. What this means is, a decrease in these hormones can result in hair loss and breakage. Taking Vitamin D drops/capsules is helpful for promoting hormonal balance in women.
As we pass the age of 40, our bodies tend to assimilate nutrients less efficiently. Iron deficiencies have been linked as the second most common cause of hair loss in women. Eating iron-rich foods or an iron supplement can help counter this deficiency.
Always consult your doctor before taking any supplements and get bloodwork to see if you are deficient in any vitamin or mineral
Trichologists are hair and scalp specialists that help individuals dealing with:
- Hormonal Hair loss,
- Scalp disorders,
- Genetic Hair loss
- Manual Hair breakage.
At Crüe Cosmetics, we believe in a holistic and personalized approach to hair loss. Because we are all unique, the trichology solutions we offer are tailor-made. For a limited time, to help guarantee your success, we’re offering a 15-minute hair consultation ( by phone ) with a certified trichologist with your purchase of Crüe’s natural formulas.
Try giving your hair a vacation from chemical dyes and heat tools. These treatments lead to breakage and excessive hair loss. Avoid tight hairstyles and constant manipulation of your hair, as this will cause traction alopecia over time.
Avoid wearing your hair in a ponytail or tight bun every day. If your hair is very tangled, start at the bottom - gently release the ends and work your way up, detangling a little at a time.
Be gentle with your precious fibers.
Another effective way to promote healthy hair is to use more natural products. Most brand-name products contain harmful chemicals that can have adverse health effects. Here at Crüe, we offer 100% natural and handmade alternatives for all your hair and scalp concerns.
Sulphates are cleansing ingredients commonly found in most brand-name shampoos. If your hair is dry and brittle, opt for sulphate-free shampoos because they are moisturizing, condition your scalp and leave your hair softer. Sulphates are more aggressive and can irritate your scalp.
Announcement: In early June 2022, Crüe Cosmetics will release its first all-natural shampoo and conditioner for hair growth and vitality! This new addition to our collection will be handcrafted in small batches, so get on the early bird list now to gain access before it hits online stores.
Having a beautiful mane starts from the inside out. Your hair is made up of keratin, a fibrous protein. So it's important to consume the recommended amount of protein to achieve strong, healthy, luscious hair.
There are numerous food sources and protein supplements that you can add to your dietary profile.
For example, salmon, eggs, beans and seeds are excellent sources of protein to add to your diet. Vegetarian and vegan protein sources include quinoa, pumpkin seeds, oats, lentils and green peas.
For a detailed list of foods that promote healthy hair, visit this blog post:
10 foods that help with hair growth
If you have unruly, dry, static hair, then this one's for you. Cotton pillow cases are very drying and cause damage to your hair and face during the night. Sleep on a soft, high-quality satin pillowcase instead. The magic of satin pillowcases is that they prevent moisture loss from the skin and hair. Satisfy your hair and skin with one of our meticulously handcrafted satin charmeuse pillowcases and scrunchies made in Canada.
Good blood circulation in the scalp is essential for hair growth. As we age, our blood circulation weakens and indirectly affects our hair growth cycle. Hair follicle fatigue occurs when the blood vessels do not receive sufficient blood flow. To avoid this phenomenon, perform daily scalp massages for 2 to 3 minutes to improve blood flow for hair growth. To get the best results from your scalp massage, use a hair strengthening serum and you will see much faster results. The L’ÖR Scalp Fortifying Serum, our top seller, effectively stimulates hair growth.
Physical activity also increases blood circulation throughout the body and is beneficial to your overall health. Avoid a sedentary lifestyle and incorporate fun activities like Zumba, Pilates and brisk walking into your weekly routine.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment involves injecting the individual's with their own platelets, which trigger growth factors to promote hair growth. PRP is primarily used for genetic hair loss and effectively treats androgenic hair loss. This treatment has a high success rate, ranging from 70-90% on average, making it a good investment.
PRP treatments are offered by Crüe Cosmetics. Consult with a trichologist to see if you are a good candidate for this service.
Join the waiting list and be the first to know when our hair experts have openings for PRP.
It can be challenging to look back at old photos and notice unwanted changes in our hair. Aging means the life habits we’ve been practicing for years no longer serve us in the same way. The good news is natural solutions give women different options for caring for their mind, body and soul in healthy ways. We hope these recommendations are helpful and we invite you to celebrate your hair at any age!