The signs are often in front of us but we tend to ignore them
As we grow old, we tend to be more aware of our body and possibly do everything to keep it active and healthy. Not letting age affect us in any way we make sure that we eat well, exercise, and keep our spirits high. However, what we often don’t pay attention to is our aging hair that becomes the last of our priority. While the signs or symptoms are evident and we see the most every day we overlook them as our mind is not even close to that observing them. Let’s take a look at the signs of aging hair and work to prevent them.
Signs of gray hair
Graying hair is the first and the foremost sign of aging hair, which is caused by the lack of pigment produced in aging hair follicles. It mostly happens to people in their 30s and 40s
Secondly aging hair becomes drier as the oil glands start to shrink which prevents naturally produced oil in the scalp to reach the hair as it should.
Thirdly, when the hair becomes fragile and breaks faster than it grows it leads to thinning of hair. Also, the weakening hair follicles can also create thinning hair. The hair texture naturally changes every five to seven years.
Fourthly, when the hair is too dry, it lacks elasticity which can cause breakage. It also leads to a lack of shine in the hair which is often due to hormonal imbalances, pollution, or overexposure to the sun.
Fifthly, the hair starts to age faster when we are under stress. Stress negatively impacts the hair, both inside and out. While stress may or may not, cause the graying of hair, it definitely fastens the process of black and white hair in the 30s or the 40s.
Ways to fight back aging hair
To begin with, avoid heavy chemical products as they can weigh the hair down and make the hair appear thinner. As far as managing stress is concerned you can try a head massage or breathing exercises to naturally relax your mind and nerves. For age-related dryness in the hair make sure to add moisture and oil.
Remember, never ever pluck gray hairs. It may seem easy to pluck one and feel free but it causes them to become rougher in comparison to the rest of the hair and grow more in volume. Some natural remedies to cure hair thinning hair include using avocado oil, coconut oil, and aloe vera juice in your diet.
For brittle hair instead of using chemical-heavy products apply protein-rich conditioner to strengthen the hair. And rinse regularly to keep the scalp clean of dirt. But also embrace the gray hair.