Your diet is lacking key nutrients
“Menopause causes thinning and fall of hair in almost all women due to the decrease in oestrogen levels that are a normal part of menopause,” says Dr Yadav. Some cases are more extreme, with women noticing the patchy balding called female pattern hair loss. Eating iron- and calcium-rich foods like spinach, dairy, and eggs can help. If hair loss is extreme and noticeable work with your doctor to rule out underlying medical issues that could be throwing your hormones out of whack.
You’ve been skipping your workouts
Exercise is great for your heart, brain, and pretty much every other part of your body – hair included. If you’ve been getting less physical activity as you age, your body isn’t the only part of you that’s missing out. Anti-aging hair is dependent on the blood-pumping benefits of a healthy circulatory system. “Get as much circulation as you can get,” says Burns. “Blood flow to the scalp is great.”
Your shampoo is too intense
As your hair gets drier through the years, a clarifying shampoo might be too strong. “Using a heavier shampoo like detoxifying shampoos might strip natural oils from the hair,” says Saviano. “You feel squeaky clean, which is good, but if you’re not using conditioner, your hair will look dull.”