What does aging hair look like?

As time goes by, the texture of the hair changes. It becomes thinner, drier and more fragile...it becomes damaged and starts showing its age. Find out what the symptoms of aging hair are, and how to remedy it.



When hair starts showing its age

The primarycause of hair aging: time.

Just as the skin becomes marked and progressively changes texture after age 40, the same happens with the hair. The hair aging process does not only result in hair turning white, it goes a lot further. The ecosystem of the scalp deteriorates gradually: there is less and less blood flow to the hair root, which therefore receives less oxygen, vitamins and trace elements. The age of the mature hair becomes measurable: the growth rate slows down and the hair fiber reduces in diameter, until there is an overall impression of less hair volume.

Hair is thinner, dry and porous... what to do when hair aging begins?

Having mature hair means you can see it in the mirror. With age, hair starts to turn gray, but that's not all. The hair fiber becomes thinner and also loses strength.

According to a clinical study conducted by our laboratories*, hair aging causes:

  • a 22% loss of density
  • a 12.6% decrease in hair growth rate
  • an 18% decrease in hair strength
  • and a 50% increase in hair porosity.

Direct consequence: because aging hair is increasingly sensitive and fragile, it becomes damaged more quickly and is more difficult to style.

So how can you fight against aging hair? Just as you take special care of your skin after age 40, it is important to integrate anti-aging products into your hair care routine. A food supplement treatment specifically made for hair, along with regular scalp massage, can also be a good solution to help hair regain bounce and volume.

**Clinical, instrumental and biological study conducted on 60 Caucasian women. Comparative study between two age groups: 25-35-year-olds and over 71s.

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