Hair Health Over 50: Prevent Hair Loss and Combat Hair Thinning

By on July 8, 2020
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Are you noticing that your hair is thinner and more difficult to grow? Many women over 50 notice a difference in the health, length, and thickness of their hair after 50. Menopause and the changes in your hormones can deeply impact your hair health.

We all want to look gorgeous in our legging outfits and beautiful hair. If you are suffering from hair thinning or hair loss, there has been a lot of research done in order to overcome this. Be proactive and learn how to prevent hair loss and thinning at the root! There is a lot that can be done to counter the effects of age, health, and menopause on our hair. Be aware of the changes that may be seeing in your body.

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How do hormones affect hair health?

Menopause not only causes hot flashes, but can also cause hair loss, stagnant growth, and thinning hair. The increase of the DHT hormone (dihydrotestosterone) – a byproduct of testosterone, in a woman’s body during menopause contributes to the thinning of hair and hair loss.

The DHT hormone is responsible for the discoloration of natural hair. Yes, this is the hormone that promotes graying hair, but it is also the hormone that promotes hair thinning and hair loss. An increase in DHT levels leads to hair follicles shrinkage, disrupting hair growth and resulting in the thinning of hair.

In some cases, the increase in DHT levels can be prolonged, leading to Androgen Alopecia. You probably know of Androgen Alopecia as female-pattern hair loss (FPHL): it is a permanent loss of hair, as a result of prolonged exposure to high levels of DHT.

Even though the increase in DHT levels is a natural process, there are also natural ways to combat the hair aging process. There are two ways of approaching hair health: from the outside in and from inside-out.

Healthy, strong hair starts from within

Hair healthThe most effective way to promote hair health and prevent the hair aging process is to provide the body with the necessary nutrition. Hair health is strongly dependent on the body having an adequate supply of vitamins and minerals – such as biotin, vitamin D, magnesium and vitamin B. Even though many of these vitamins and minerals are present in our diet, it may not be in the adequate amount. Studies indicate that 75% of Americans do not meet the recommended daily intake of magnesium, an essential mineral to hair health.

While basic vitamins and minerals will create a healthy baseline for hair to grow stronger, they do not combat the effects of the DHT hormone. Still, there are several natural ingredients that have been shown to reduce the DHT activity and, as a result, minimize hair loss and hair thinning. Saw Palmetto and Nettle Root are natural ingredients that block the DHT hormone. These are essential ingredients to prevent hair loss and promote hair growth in women over 50. Saw Palmetto and Nettle Root can be ingested as capsules.

Kerotin Hair Growth Formula is a 100% drug-free and US-made solution that contains the essential vitamins, minerals, and natural extracts to counteract the DHT hormone. Kerotin is highly praised by many women over 45 who have seen the reversal of hair aging after using the products. Women starting over 50 can use a natural, drug-free solution for fuller hair.

To achieve effective results, it is recommended to follow this treatment for at least 3 months: while during the first month some results may become visible, between 3-6 months is when the majority of women start noticing an improvement in thickness and growth.

Scalp health is the foundation of healthy hair growth

Scalp health plays an essential role in promoting hair health. Thicker hair is a result of the hair follicle stretching. Hair growth is stimulated by promoting blood circulation to the scalp. In order to achieve these dual benefits, it is recommended to massage the scalp for at least 4 minutes, at least every other day.

Scalp massages can help revitalize follicles experiencing the effects of the DHT hormone. The stimulation of the scalp can revive hair follicles that appear to be dormant or permanently closed. The massages have shown to reduce the buildup of dead skin cells and product on the scalp. A massaged scalp is a healthier scalp that allows hair to reach the scalp with ease and thrive. 

Performing an effective Scalp Massage

Hair HealthUse a scalp massager: although scalp massages can be performed using fingers, the stimulation is much more effective when using a Scalp Massager. The Scalp Massager will stimulate hair follicles more efficiently and effectively. With a circular motion, massage the entire scalp for four continuous minutes.

Create a routine: perform your scalp massage before washing hair, during a shower, or on dry hair. A scalp massage should be performed every day to reach maximum potential.

Kerotin carries a tourmaline-infused scalp massager – it is soft on the scalp and still able to remove product buildup. Easy to handle, it helps promote hair growth and stimulates blood flow to the hair follicles.

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Natural oils add to your scalp massage

Boost hair growth by adding a nourishing oil to your scalp massage. Multiple studies have shown how powerful natural oils can be in promoting hair health and stimulating hair follicles. Each natural oil tends to one specific need – so using a formula that combines several oils is the optimal choice to boost your scalp massage.

Jojoba Oil: promotes hair growth and thickness; helps to loosen and remove scalp buildup that inhibits hair growth by blocking hair follicles.
Pumpkin Seed Oil: prevents and reverses hair loss.
Almond Oil: a natural antioxidant that prevents aging.
Argan Oil: fights dry scalp

Kerotin carries a unique formula of Nourishing Oil. It combines 8 natural oils and vitamin E to promote scalp health and aid in hair growth.

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The importance of the hair cycle

Hair healthFor those women eager to see results, it is important to understand the hair cycle. Hair growth does not change overnight, it requires time to achieve its full potential. Your natural hair cycle takes three to four months to complete. However, not every hair follicle is on the same cycle time. Experts suggest that it takes 3 months to see your hair start to achieve its full health potential.

Hair only grows during the anagen phase, so you need to wait for each hair follicle to receive proper nutrition, stimulation, and begin the anagen growth cycle again.

  • Anagen: active growth phase that lasts two to seven days.
  • Catagen: a transitional phase that lasts about two weeks. Hair will stop growing in this phase and the follicle will shrink.
  • Telogen: a resting phase that lasts up to three months until the hair falls out and the new hair begins the anagen phase.

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Hair Health Over 50: Prevent Hair Loss and Combat Hair Thinning