Healthy hair after forty? Stick to these rules!

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Hair is a woman’s asset. Only then will your hair look beautiful and healthy. Here is a quick guide on how to look after your hair after the age of 40 

The Condition of the Hair after Forty: What Changes?

Mature age and the approaching menopause make it more difficult not only for the skin but also for the hair. Their aging process accelerates rapidly. This is mainly due to hormones – decreasing levels of estrogen and progesterone. The production of keratin, which is the main building block of hair, also decreases. 

What is more, the production of sebum is also reduced. As a result, the hair becomes dull, loses hydration and volume, becomes brittle, tangled and falls out. This is also the time when they stop producing melatonin and, as a result, the strands start turning grey.

All the above-mentioned factors make it necessary to completely change the current way of caring for hair. It needs strong and intensive regeneration, but in no case can we allow it to be overloaded with products. 

How to Care for Your Hair After 40 – Proven Tips

Now that we know what changes take place in your hair, we can move on to how to stop these changes and keep your hair looking its best.

Cosmetics for Special Problems

The essentials are cosmetics, which are highly moisturizing and nourishing, but at the same time gentle, and designed for mature hair. The ingredients should be as natural as possible and full of active substances. Vitamins and minerals, goat milk, olive oil and coconut oil are useful. Regularly, once a week, you can treat yourself to a smoothing mask with honey or lime extract, which closes the cuticles and prevents split ends and excessive moisture loss.

Hair Care from the Inside Out: Diet and Supplements

It is well known that a well-balanced diet has a huge impact on our body, including our hair. The daily menu should include eggs, coarse groats, wholemeal pasta, eggs, seafood, fatty fish, poultry, vegetables (especially dark green), oatmeal, sesame seeds, nuts and sunflower seeds. In case of deficiencies we can reach for supplements, which have in their composition mainly field horsetail and zinc, as well as collagen, folic acid, iodine and iron.

Sleeping on a silk pillow

Silk pillowcases are not a marketing ploy. Sleeping on one helps take care of not only your facial skin, but also your hair. This material reduces friction, so hair is definitely less susceptible to mechanical damage and does not tangle. Of course, if you have long strands of hair, then at night you should tie them in a loose bun or braid. We never recommend sleeping with your hair loose.

What not to do: What is bad for your hair?

The sleek look keeps gaining popularity because it is elegant, slimming and sexy. First of all, avoid alcohol-based products as well as flat irons, curling irons, teasing and perms. It is also undesirable to use a lot of cosmetics on your hair and scalp. Do not pin your hair up tightly, especially for long periods of time or when it is still wet.

main photo: Mossholder

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