Hair loss due to age

Have you noticed that your pony tail has less volume than in your youth?
If we don’t nourish and supplement our hair with the right nutrients, over time each strand becomes skinnier and finer, especially after the menopause. Thinning hair and hair loss can have a huge effect on our confidence and how we behave.

Dr Sophie Shotter shares with us how age can result in hair thinning over time.



Causes of hair loss related to age

Women in their twenties and thirties have on average, 615 hair follicles per square centimetre. This number falls to 485 by the time fifty years of age is reached and 435 by 80 years old.

Also, the follicle gradually gets smaller and finer producing smaller and finer hair until it stops altogether. In men, this condition typically causes a receding hairline or a balding patch. Women, however, tend to have gradual overall thinning as each hair becomes thinner, therefore reducing the overall hair volume. It is normal to shed around 100 to 150 hairs per day.


With hair loss due to ageing, a woman may notice a substantially increased amount of hair in the plughole after washing her hair or find clumps coming out in her hairbrush for 2 or 3 months. 

To delay the effects of ageing on your hair, it’s important to ensure you nourish your hair by following a healthy balanced diet & lifestyle which can be supplemented with our hair growth supplement Viviscal Maximum Strength.

View our Viviscal Elite products for women

 

At Viviscal, we understand hair and have been researching hair loss for over 25 years. Viviscal supplements contain our marine protein complex AminoMar C™, plus Biotin and Zinc, which specifically nourish hair follicles to help maintain healthy hair from within, as proven in clinical trials.
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