Are you experiencing thinning hair now you’re over fifty? You’re not alone. Half of women over 50 are likely to experience some kind of hair loss.
If you’ve always had a good head of hair it can be devastating to see those strands start to slip down the shower drain more frequently. Thin hair that gets progressively thinner can be even more upsetting.
I remember asking my hairdresser when I was in my forties about my hair loss. His response was, “your hairline is receding”! UGH. Looking back I wish I still had that much hair, but it’s gotten progressively finer and thinner as I passed through my fifties.
There are many causes for hair to suddenly start shedding. I won’t go into all of the genetic or illness related causes, but if you are dealing with health related hair loss, my heart goes out to you.
What is the solution, and can we do about it now?
Here’s some proven treatments you can try, to minimize your hair loss.
Viviscal – A top seller this is super supplement provides a combination of the exclusive marine complex AminoMar, as well as Biotin, Zinc, Vitamin C, Horsetail Extract and Iron to support your bodies ability to produce thicker stronger hair. Claims full results possible in 6 months of use.
Average rating is 3.7 out of 5 stars
Organic Argan Oil Shampoo – How about a shampoo that contains a DHT blocker, the androgenic hormone that restricts blood flow to your hair follicles. By blocking the hormone, your hair loss is minimized.
Average rating is 3.9 out of 5 stars
Hair Anew – another supplement that contains Vitamins C, D, B6, Biotin along with some interesting additions like kelp, Inosital, and Gingko Biloba. If your thinning hair is the result of nutrient deficiencies this product may correct them.
Average rating is 4.4 out of 5 stars
If you have a vitamin deficiency then adding Vitamins A, B, C, D and E to your diet can help. The key is to supplement not over dose as that can be just as harmful.
What if you’ve tried everything and your thinning hair isn’t responding to diet, supplements or hair products?
I’m a big believer in trying almost anything as long as it’s created from healthy ingredients. Signing up to take Rogaine for the rest of my life and having possible side effects isn’t my jam. Eating healthy is part of my lifestyle and I religiously supplement my diet with a multi vitamin, D and B12. Since protein is a big component of our hair’s structure, I also eat lean meat, eggs, fish and occasionally dairy so my protein intake isn’t the prob.
All my life I’ve envied women who have effortless hair, the kind you can just wash and wear, that does what you want. When you need it to behave it does. Heck I’ve seen some women have enough hair for three women! I would just like a little of that crowning glory but my genetics didn’t set me up for a luscious head of healthy hair.
So what did I do about my fine thinning hair?
I went online and bought some new hair. Now I have the kind of hair I always dreamed of. Is it no fuss wash and wear? No. But it gives me confidence and that’s worth any inconvenience. When I first started wearing my “hair”, I experimented with different colors, styles, brands and types. I learned that wigs can be tricky to keep on and since I’m a low maintenance chick I decided to stick to what is called a topper.
A hair topper clips on top of your natural hair and adds fullness and length. The ideal color to buy should be close enough to your natural hair so you can have a little of your own hair peeking out to create a natural looking hairline.
My first hair topper just felt right the minute I put it on. Wow this long straight hair was yummy. It totally changed the way my face was framed. In fact I was so used to seeing myself with my naturally thin fine hair, I felt a little like an imposter with my gorgeous new locks!
Gradually I got over my self consciousness and started to really enjoy how I felt with a full head of hair. It made me feel confident, sexy and yeah pretty boss lady.
Guys who had seen me dozens of times would say “Your hair looks nice today, what did you do?” They literally had no idea!
Keeping my own natural hair a little longer helped it to blend in under my hair topper. I could even put all my “hair” in a pony tail or put it up with a big hair clip. Graduating from a little tiny clip to a big one was sort of surreal. If you have fine hair you know what I mean.
If you have hair loss at your hairline or on the top of your head, but you still have enough hair on the sides and back, a hair topper will work for you. You’ll need a little bit of hair to clip the hair piece to.
Hair toppers or pieces aren’t like a full head of hair, so if your hair loss is severe, there’s some really pretty wigs to try.
Honey if you have any doubts at all, don’t do it. Stick with the hair products and supplements. But if you’re like me and you’re tired of not loving your hair, of getting frustrated when you try to style it, then consider getting yourself some new hair. I don’t wear mine every day just when I want to look and feel my best.
If you have any comments or questions at all, I’d love to hear from you.
These are some of my favorites but feel free to browse and find something that’s perfect for you. Color is the trickiest part. Once you decide on the style you like, I would suggest googling the color you’re considering. You’ll find Youtube videos that can help you decide or order one of the hair color rings of the brand you’re considering.
Your secret weapon will be having your hair stylist (or you) trim and style your new hair. Makes all the difference!
Top Perfect Hairpiece
Long Top Hairpiece
Soft + Subtle Wig
Top Choice Hairpiece
Top Level Hairpiece
Raquel Welch Wig