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  • Changes in hair as we age

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    23 posts, 22 voices, 2136 views, started Apr 10, 2010

    Posted on Saturday, April 10, 2010 by Cynthia Schmidt

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      Has anyone noticed the texture and thickness of their hair changing as we get older? Mine is not as thick as it used to be, it’s getting more dry and my curls are very strange and much more frizzy than they used to be.

      Anyone else?

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          Ombra wrote Apr 10, 2010
        • I have noticed that my hair is dryer. I thought maybe it is because it has been such an unbelievably LONG winter! I tried a new shampoo called, “John Masters Organics” evening primrose. It has made an incredible difference!



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          Frannie1964 wrote Apr 10, 2010
        • Yes Cynthia, my hair Is not as thick as It use to be, thats for sure. When I was younger, I had very thick hair and as I got older, It started thinning more and more, but I love It the way It Is now, so much more managable. Or maybe back then I just didn’t know how to take care of It and there wasn’t all these products they have for hair now back then.



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          Hbrose wrote Apr 10, 2010
        • yup, definitely not as thick anymore. and yes a bit more frizzy.



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          (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Apr 10, 2010
        • I have thick hair and it is still thick.  I do notice a lot of gray.worried



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          Kyah wrote Apr 11, 2010
        • My gynecologist mentioned that the older you get, the thinner your hair gets, it’s a hormonal thing. I believe her because I’m seeing some spots of scalp I didn’t see before and my hair is usually thick and fine. But my hair hates to get washed, it acts up so badly I can’t comb it out in one sitting. Broke two combs already, one while in the shower!



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          Denise Richardson wrote Apr 11, 2010
        • Yes, mine is of course getting more gray as well as thin, I keep a shorter cut these day so I don’t mind the thining.



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          Lisa Middlesworth wrote Apr 11, 2010
        • Mine is probably 100% gray! Not sure, haven’t seen it in a long while. The older I get, the finer it gets. Volume? Not a chance without a whole can of hair spray!!



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          Kmarie wrote Apr 11, 2010
        • My hair is definetly more gray and white. a definite salt and pepper look that I keep under cover. My hair is still thick and long, but it grows more slowly.



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Apr 11, 2010
        • Thanks for the tip on shampoo for dry hair, Ombra. I haven’t heard of that one; I’ll have to look into it. Frannie, I also find my hair a little easier to manage now that it’s not so thick - as long as I have good products to put in it before styling. But it is frizzier now and it’s harder for me to get a nice curl that lasts all day. I tend to flat iron it a lot. And I wear it all back when I’m working.



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          Tuliplady wrote Apr 11, 2010
        • I haven’t seen much change in mine so far.  I did notice that the gray strand I found seems to have more curl than the rest.



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          Carynjop wrote Apr 11, 2010
        • I have not noticed a huge difference.  

          I recently started taking Trader Joe’s Brand Multi-vitamins for nails, hair, and skin.  My hair already feels a bit thicker and is growning pretty fast.

          If I have gray, I don’t know it as I have blond hair and get it colored regularly.  My mom is gray so I can only imagine that I too will have gray one day.



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          Victorious wrote Apr 11, 2010
        • The greys keep coming and I keep colouring...lolheartheartheart



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          Melody2010 wrote Apr 11, 2010
        • A little more grey...a little less hair!!



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote May 25, 2010
        • My sister went to a dermatologist for her hair loss. She’s only 55 and says it’s coming out in handfulls. She’s also a very stressed person so that may be part of it. The doc said she could use Rogaine if she wants but after talking with her stylist about it she isn’t going to do it. She was told that if she ever stopped using Rogaine all the hair it helped to grow would just come right out.

          I lose a lot of hair in my comb and in my shower. I ask my stylist every time I go in to have a look from her perspective and she says I don’t have to worry. I still have a lot of hair even if it is thinner than it used to be.



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          Veggie wrote May 26, 2010
        • My hair is definitely thinner especially in the front.  The frizz has always and still is a problem just as the stupid wave!! that I have.

          Hot flashes & waves do not go well together estatic.  I don’t leave home without my headband to push it all off my face.  With the time I put into straightening it then to have my forehead sweat even just a little - immediate waves!  So frustrating.

          The thing that gets me too is my armpits & thighs.  Seems the hairs grow in different directions now???  So shaving has to now go up to down, down to up and right & left.  What’s that about?



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          Vikki Hall wrote May 26, 2010
        • Cynthia is it your sister who had the stroke? Her hairloss could be due to medical too. Ask her if her nails have changed. Also taking biotin may help. Nioxin makes shampoos and conditioners that can help but I really like their vitamins. They give me a boost of energy plus make my nails and hair grow faster.
          Nexxus also had products that were great for chemo patients. It’s called vitatress.
          This stuff won’t make your hair grow in leaps and bounds but does help make it look and feel fuller.

          As for my own hair.... I have noticed a lack of it’s former shine and bounce and a little more hair loss than before. I will fight it with all I can without going to extremes.



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