As the years go by, our bodies change. And our hair too. Many women notice differences in texture, color or thickness of hair as it ages. The most alarming change is hair loss.
It is quite normal to lose a hundred hairs in a day, but when the growing period becomes too short and the hair falls out too quickly, you may start to see more loss. If you notice that your hair is not able to grow past your shoulders, it is a sign that hair follicles don’t work as well as they used to.
These changes may be related to the genetic, but also to food, To hygiene of life, to stress, to a possible disease, and how we take care of the hair. The hormones also play a very important role. Here is what you can expect from a hair point of view, depending on your age.
At 20 years
The hair is generally at its peak. The stems are thick and the cuticles are tight. According to experts at She knows, the only changes that can appear are associated with the stress, has a drastic diet, or by means of contraception.
The pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding alter hormones and affect the hair cycle, causing hair loss and thinning. Pregnancy simulates the sebaceous glands which lubricate and hydrate the hair. Result: radiant hair. But after childbirth, the drop in hormones can make the hair dull and brittle.
In case of stress in professional and personal life, hair becomes brittle. Around 40, when the first white hair begins to appear, many women choose to dye their hair, what can damage and weaken them any further.
At the age of menopause, hormonal fluctuations will result in a shorter hair cycle. Some women have gray or white hair at this stage, and the lack of melanocytes is linked to more brittle hair.
Once menopause is over, the drop in estrogen and the increase in testosterone affects the hair follicles of women (and men). The hair is even more brittle, which is why many women go for short cuts.