It’s not something that is discussed often enough, but our hair texture can and will change over the course of your lifetime. So if you happened to notice your hair isn’t as full as it was 7 years ago, you’re not alone.
Over time, just like skin, our hair changes, it can go from full and thick to feeling a little limp, or a little thin. Curly hair starts to feel straight over time, or maybe the complete opposite, and becomes more rough and unruly. It can be unnerving to see more than the “100 strands a day” in your hairbrush.
We want to remind you to be kind to yourself. This is a normal hair cycle and everyone goes through this, there’s nothing “wrong” with your hair. Our expert stylists share some of the main reasons you may be feeling differently about your hair, and ways to help you get your hair back on track.
Hormones & Stress: There’s a lot of changes that happen to our bodies during a lifetime, puberty, postpartum, and menopause to name a few. During pregnancy our bodies get an extra boost of estrogen that makes our hair feel thicker and shinier, after giving birth you may notice that a lot is starting to fall out at a rapid pace, this is nothing to worry about. The hair you’ve grown during pregnancy is all that is falling out and can happen months later. Stress can affect you in the craziest ways, and one way is for your body to force your hair follicles into a resting phase. This isn’t permanent, hair will start to grow back after a few months. In the meantime, you can help your hair back to its normal state by using a collagen mask, that has keratin additives to strengthen and promote hair growth.
Medical Conditions: More often than not what’s going on externally with your hair, skin, and body is caused by something internally. Vitamin deficiency, anemia, thyroid disease are all contributing factors to hair loss or change in texture. Women are naturally deficient in Iron and any lack of Iron or vitamin D or B12 can potentially thin your hair, while having thyroid disease can slow your hair growth, changing the texture as it grows. Getting the right nutrients is essential to hair health, whether it’s taking added supplements or having to adjust your diet.
Heat Styling Tools: Flat irons, curling wands, blow dryers, our day-to-day hair routine may be the cause of your hair woes. When it comes to hot tools, we tend to notice brittleness towards the ends of our hair, the tension from pulling, on top of the temperature opens your hair shaft making your hair feel coarse and promotes damage. Using hot tools regularly doesn’t have to be so bad, and can actually be remedied by using a heat protector every time to help prevent further damage, we recommend using TO112 Hair Cream or Serum.
Product Build-up: Some people like to wash their hair every other day, some once a week. There’s no problem with either so long as you care for your scalp and remove any build-up that happens in between washes that clog your follicles. If you’re a once a week kind of gal, a clarifying shampoo would be your scalps best friend. For those who like clean hair everyday, you may be stripping your healthy natural oils away. Our friends at TO112 recommend is using the shampoo for damaged hair, perfect for compromised hair, gentle enough for even the most fragile hair and made with premium ingredients such as collagen, biotin and ginseng root extract to promote healthy hair.
The bottom line is hair changes. Whether it’s from a medical reason, age, genetics, stress, hormones, chemical or heat styling, it’s not unusual to see changes in your hair over the passing years.