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Tips for younger, sexier looking hair during the Menopause


mature midlife woman with coloured hair

Article by Denise McAdam

It is impossible to understand the importance of human hair without appreciating its sexual role – there is a vital link between sexuality and hair. We use it to draw attention to ourselves, to attract and entice, to flaunt and seduce. Hair is one of the single most important parts of our anatomy affecting our psyche.

 Menopause and Hair

Our hair can make our day or ruin it, make us elated or feel incredibly miserable. Some of us will take more care of it, spend more time on it and nurture it more than any other part of our body. Our anxiety about it is often beyond belief. We can love it and caress it, loathe it and curse it, but the joy of good-looking, well-behaved hair framing our face gives a psychological boost like no other. It may come as a surprise to know that many women notice hair loss, (or volume reduction) during menopause . However, women do not reach the stage a man does in the amount of loss and rarely go bald.

Biotin Vitamin B complex is a nutrient very important to skin and hair cell 

hair colourTips to keep coloured hair feeling young and fresh

To make sure you preserve your freshly coloured hair, use colour protection shampoo and conditioner, avoid any contact with chlorine for at least a week (no swimming!). Use blow dry sprays, massage a couple of drops of serum in your hands and stroke through end before blow-drying for extra manageability. Good quality brushes are just as important to get the perfect smooth and professional finish …

Relax

Take time out to have a hair treatment or do one at home using an intensive conditioner, massage well into the scalp, wrap some cling film round your head then a towel to radiate as much heat as possible to stimulate the sebaceous glands and put back the natural lustre that you and your hair deserves … so sit back put your feet up, may-be have a carrot juice.( or a glass of your favourite tipple ) Your hair and scalp will be revive inside and out. Rinse well and style as normal.Remember -Drink lots of water, great for skin  too!


Banish frizzy hair.

Frizz will always make you look older-there is a misconception that if we wash frizzy hair too often it makes it dry, it is quite the opposite. Shampooing  properly with the correct product will re –moisturise and Detox impurities that have trapped in the hair cuticle, imagine how light and bouncy your hair will feel “for that extra light reflection massage a couple of drops of serum through the end to camouflage any dry split ends” before styling.

Ceri Wheeldon

Ceri is Founder and Editor of Fabafterfifty.co.uk She is a frequent speaker at events and in the media on topics related to women over 50 , including style and living agelessly. With 20+ years experience as a headhunter Ceri also now helps support those looking to extend their working lives.

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