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In an online article in Good Housekeeping, Hair Foundation’s board of trustee Zoe Diana Draelos, M.D. and clinical associate professor of dermatology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, offers some tips for women with thinning hair.
Draelos explains that as we age, our once thick ponytail begins to look thinner because ”the diameter of the hair shaft diminishes as we get older.” There’s no need to panic that you’re going to have hair loss but our hair grows more slowly and thins as we age.
Our thinner hair now makes us look like we have less hair volume.
By menopause, around 40 percent of women will experience hair loss. If you see yourself losing more than the common 100 strands a day, it could be a problem such as declining estrogen levels, stress or an iron deficiency.
So what are some easy things you can do to boost your hair’s volume? Here’s a few tips from Dr. Draelos as noted in the article:
- Use a volumizing shampoo with rice or wheat proteins
- Stop using stiff, maximum-hold hairsprays
- Avoid too-tight ponytails
- Disguise sparse areas with CRC Concealing Color
- When doing touch-ups at home, keep the dye close to your roots
In a recent article by Kentucky’s Courier Journal, Hair Foundation trustee and dermatologist Dr. Zoe Diana Draelos, was quoted by the paper in an anti-aging cream article. In response to over-the-counter skin care products, she said they can be effective, but prescription products render the best results. Product labels are the best place to start looking for the ingredients your skin needs.
Draelos also said that though you may see some improvement from over-the-counter products, prescription ones generally provide the best results. She suggested consulting your dermatologist or plastic surgeon if you have questions about the effectiveness of products or ingredients, how to use them correctly or their potential side effects.
Here’s a link to the post referencing Dr. Draelos and the article.