When it comes to hair care for older women, the members of our community face specific challenges. One of the most common of these is thinning hair.
Over the years, we have gotten used to wrinkles, age spots, saggy boobs and the dreaded middle-age spread.
For the most part, we have come to accept – and even love – our aging bodies. At the same time, there is something about thinning hair that seems so unfair. Of all of the visible signs of aging, it seems like the one that should be easiest to solve.
Since so many women in the community have asked me to look for solutions to their thinning hair, I recently sat down with Denise McAdam to discuss this issue.
Denise has been styling hair for over 40 years. She has worked with literally thousands of women from all of the world. She has also helped celebrities and royalty to get the looks they want. She is absolutely the perfect person to help us with this problem. Enjoy the show!
Denise has worked with thousands of women, but, all of them have one thing in common. As they get a little older, their hair changes. She explains that, as our hormones shift during and after menopause, our hair goes from having 3 levels to having 2. In other words, it gets thinner.
Ok, so the problem is simple. What about the solution? Denise says that there are actually 7 things that we can do to improve the quality of our hair in our 60s and beyond.
Don’t forget that your overall health and the health of your hair are connected. That’s why the following simple ideas are so powerful.
When it comes to hair supplements, it’s hard to know where to start. Denise says that she has been working with Viviskell and Imedeen for years and they really do help.
These are over-the-counter supplements that Denise says are good for strengthening and building your hair. Of course, everyone’s body is different, so, you’ll need to experiment to see which one is right for you.
Taking supplements doesn’t get you off the hook for eating a healthy diet. Denise says that one of the best things we can do for our hair is to eat healthy, nutritionally rich food. A good rule of thumb is, if it’s good for your bones, it’s good for your hair.
Can physical exercise really help to save your hair? You bet! In fact, exercising is probably one of the best things that you can do to improve every aspect of your life after 60.
Exercise has a positive impact on your hormones. It also helps to keep your blood flowing properly. If you add in a little weight exercise, you will be doing wonders for your bones too.
Improving the quality of your hair from the inside out is important. At the same time, we shouldn’t ignore quick solutions either.
One of the best ways to make your hair look fuller is simply to invest in a good haircut. When you think about it, your hair is the one fashion accessory that you wear every day.
It may seem unnecessary to invest in a professional haircut, but, think about how much you spend on clothing and makeup. Maybe it’s time to reallocate some of that money to improving the look and quality of your hair.
According to Denise, volumizing shampoos really do work. So, make sure that you invest in a high quality shampoo and a conditioner. She says that we should apply the conditioner with a comb so that the cuticles of the hair are flattened and smoothed.
One of the best things about fashion for women over 60 is that we get to experiment. If your hair really is thin and you have tried everything else, why not consider hair extensions. They can be so much fun!
Ok, I have to be honest. I love this suggestion. For starters, silk is much gentler on your hair. Beyond this, how cool would it be to sleep on a silk pillow? I would feel like royalty! We spend 8 hours a day in bed. Why not make this time luxurious?
If you follow these guidelines, you will optimize the look of your hair. More importantly, you will feel healthier and happier. After all, when you invest in your body, you see the results in your hair.
What products or techniques have helped you to address your thinning hair? Do you have any other hair-related questions for Denise? Please add them in the comments section below.