How to Grow Hair Faster in Women over 50
Fewer than 45% of women go through life with a full head of hair. The likelihood of hair loss or shedding increases with advancing age. In fact, by the age of 50, over 25% of women have seen a significant amount of hair loss! The condition will only get worse without treatment.
At first, many women notice increased hair shedding but little or no reduction in hair volume. In later stages, hair around the temples starts to thin; then it progresses to other areas. Some women experience hair loss in cycles. At first, noticing increased hair loss in the shower or the brush each day for 2–3 months before the shedding returns to normal levels. However, 3–12 months later, the shedding returns. The fact is that the condition is unpredictable and relentless. The progression of hair loss and increased shedding often leads to mental distress and anxiety. Hair shedding can be triggered by many factors, including physical illness, surgery, blood loss, or crash dieting. Other times, it's just the aging process. Here are three easy, natural, and organic steps you can take right now to prevent further hair loss and stimulate regrowth.
Take the "Sunshine" Vitamin
Clinically speaking, androgenetic alopecia (AGA), telogen effluvium (TE) are two common types of hair loss. Studies show that supplementing the diet with low levels of vitamin D can improve symptoms of these diseases. The fact is that Vitamin D insufficiency is more prevalent among African Americans (blacks) than other Americans. One of the best ways to get vitamins is to get outside. Vitamin D is often referred to as "the sunshine vitamin" because the sun is one of the best sources of this nutrient. Make it a point to spend at least 30 minutes a day outside. As a bonus, it is becoming increasingly apparent that vitamin D protects against other chronic conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and some cancers, all of which are as prevalent or more prevalent among blacks than whites.
Massage Your Scalp
In addition to having a relaxing effect, a scalp massage results in increased blood flow and skin softening. Additionally, several studies have shown that scalp massages significantly increase hair thickness. As a bonus, a scalp massage may help dilate blood vessels underneath the scalp, thereby encouraging hair growth. Massaging the scalp with a stimulating oil, like coffee oil, will arouse hair follicles and promote hair growth.
- Apply stimulating oil directly to your scalp and gently use your fingertips to work the stimulating oil into your scalp.
- Use the fingertips of both hands to apply light to medium pressure to your scalp, moving in small circles.
- Work your way across your scalp to cover all areas.
- Try to massage your scalp using your fingertips for at least 5 minutes at a time, several times a day.
Moisturize Your Hair
Consider a leave in hair and scalp conditioner that seals in moisture and reduces breakage and hair loss by strengthening hair follicles. Choose products that are rich in Oleic Acid, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Arachidic Acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E. These natural and organic ingredients have a renewing effect on both strands and scalp. Mango butter is the perfect option for curly hair. It fortifies strands from the inside out, softens dry hair, reduces breakage, and smooths split ends all while encouraging the growth of stronger, healthier hair. Apply liberally to damp or wet hair to lock in moisture and maximize hydration.