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Caring for Your Hair as You Age

Your hair can change throughout your lifetime, and often times, it changes with age.  

Getting older can result in your hair looking and behaving differently which means you’ll likely need to care for it differently.

Here are some tips on caring for your hair as you age and how you can help to prevent hair loss associated with aging.

Consider Supplements

If you notice that your hair has become more brittle and prone to breakage as you get older, you’re not alone. Many men and women over the age of 50 often deal with more delicate hair as a result of aging.

One way to combat the brittleness is to add a supplement of biotin into your diet. Taking a vitamin that contains biotin can help your hair to stay strong but make sure you give your vitamins a chance to work their magic. Hair only grows about a centimeter a day so it’ll take at least six months or so to tell if your hair has improved.

Get Regular Trims

Getting a regular trim can help keep your hair healthy and promote growth. You should be getting a trim every six to eight weeks. Although that might seem like a lot, if you’re only trimming off a minimal amount, you’ll notice that your hair will likely grow stronger in no time.

No More Chemicals

You should avoid certain treatments such as dying, straightening, and bleaching: all these harsh chemicals can strip the moisture from your hair and make it more brittle. It might be time to embrace the gray! Pick up some deep conditioners that can help return some of the moisture to your hair that these common treatments often strip away.

If you’re battling hair loss, contact Hair by Janet. We are a small, full service hair replacement studio located in San Carlos, California.

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