Welcome to Fab after Fifty

At Fab after Fifty we are passionate about women over fifty making the best of their lives. There has never been a better time to be 50! We'd love you to join in the conversation. Be Seen. Be Heard. Don’t be invisible. Be Fab after Fifty!

Join Free Today!

Join Our Community Today

Join a community of like-minded women making the second half of life the best half! The Fab after Fifty community is all about informing, sharing and inspiring.

It’s always good to share with friends- old and new, so why not make yourself a cup of coffee or pour a glass of wine and join in the conversation.

Get Started!

Style

Check out our latest style tips and picks to look fabulous over 50!

It’s always good to share with friends- old and new, so why not make yourself a cup of coffee or pour a glass of wine and join in the conversation.

Style

Diet and Fitness

The latest in nutrition and fitness to be healthy over 50!

Diet & Fitness

Beauty

Tips to look best possible fabulous YOU!

Beauty

Career

Whether you're setting up a business or looking for employment, make sure you're marketable over 50

Career

Group Admins
  • Profile Photo
    Ceri Wheeldon

Hair and skincare

Public Group  |  active 2 weeks, 6 days ago ago

Share your best anti-ageing finds and tips for fab looking skin and hair – or ask other members for their top tips!

Best hair tips for women over 50

This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Anonymous 5 years, 6 months ago.

  • Author
    Posts
  • Share your tips and dilemmas with other members

  • Anonymous

    said

    There seems to be very little advice or discussion out there about menopausal hair. Hair loss isn’t just a male issue. I wish somebody had explained how the process can happen for women adapting to falling estrogen, it would have saved all the confusion and panic about sudden changes in thickness and texture. Having wondered whether it was necessary to loose half your hair by 60, gone through the trichologist, then the dodgy internet supplier and back to the expensive trichologist, I can say that it isn’t necessarily a done deal if you have the money to pay for the right formulation of minoxidil and the patience to use it very precisely. The trichologists can get a bit sniffy about needing health checks and a bit anxious about the potential for facial hair if you splash the lotion around, but the bottom line is that there are safe options that might suit you. You don’t have to have more hair in your vacuum cleaner than on your head. (I’m an ordinary 54 year old keen on staying fab with no connections to trichologists or minoxidil suppliers)

  • Anonymous

    said

    Hi Rosie, I am taking hormone replacement for other reasons, but it doesn’t seem to have enough of an impact on the chemicals that get into the folicle and damage it after menopause. As I understand it (as a non scientist) the massive fall in estrogen frees up testosterone to create the chemical that damages your folicles, estrogen in itself is a powerful protective chemical that works in organs throughout your body, particularly the skin.
    The trichologist doesn’t do tests, they refer you to your doctor so that they can do the tests and rule out any of the alternative issues that could be having an impact on your hair. But your doctor isn’t likely to be sympathetic to hair loss itself, seeing it as very minor. I got the tests done as a general check up. Dermatologists won’t know much about this, it isn’t their specialism. My attitude to the Minoxidil is that is wasn’t likely to do me any damage itself and was worth a try given how distressing it is to lose your hair.

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Courses (New!)

Follow Us


Why not become a fan on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Youtube or Pinterest and enjoy our RSS feed.

  
Skip to toolbar