3 Ways Aging Affects Our Hair
Aging has a way of sneaking up on us. One day we’re running the world and the next we’re running by mirrors wondering who’s staring back at us. Time affects everything, even our hair. Here are 3 ways how.
Some of us are born blonde, others brunette or black. But whatever we start with, we grow accustomed to our hair changing only when we say so. Dyes, henna, and bleaching allow us to style our hair however we want – until nature decides to have her say.
Our hair naturally produces a pigment called melanin. This is what gives our hair its beautiful color. But this process begins slowing down when we hit our 30s. Unfortunately, this continues for the rest of our lives, which is why grey hairs continually pepper our once-lustrous locks.
With roughly 100,000 hair follicles on our heads, most people lose only 100 strands a day. It doesn’t seem so bad until we start getting older.
Over time, some hair follicles can actually give up on replacing the hair strands we lose naturally. Others stop producing long strands and only create small, wispy hairs. This lack of proper hair regrowth can make hair look thin.
Many men in their 30s first notice a receding hairline while others may find significant hair loss at the crown. This is often due to male-pattern baldness, a hair loss condition that affects nearly two-thirds of men.
Women can experience their own version of this hair loss condition called female-pattern baldness. These women may not go bald but will find their hair thinning especially at the part in their hairstyle.
As we get older, the density of our hair follicles decreases. This causes us to lose the volume and body in our hair. The loss of density also makes our hair weaker, making it more prone to breakage.
The hair strands also become much finer. For women, this becomes most pronounced in their forties. At this age, the thinning is most noticeable at their crown and at the part in their hairstyle.
Combined, these 3 effects of aging can affect our hair’s appearance and confidence.
So What Can You Do?
The most important thing to understand is that aging and this process are completely normal. Your hair loss is not your fault. Just like our other life stages, you won’t be the first or last to come up against this challenge.
It’s just part of being human.
You Are Not Alone In This
That’s right. This doesn’t have to be a lifelong affliction and AZ Hair Restoration is here to help.
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The hair restoration process will be tailored to your individual needs in order to provide you with the best results. From the free consultation to the completion of your hair restoration process, Dr. Zacco will be with you every step of the way.
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