As we age, our hair, like every other part of the body, begins to change. One possible consequence is that your hair can grow thinner and fall out prematurely, so the scalp becomes more visible and the hairline recedes.
These symptoms affect many women over the age of 40 and can have a major impact on self-esteem, confidence and well-being. It can be a worrying time, but there are options available that can limit this distressing thinning of your hair.
What causes hair loss?
Hair loss as you get older is normally due to the onset of the menopause, when hormone levels start to change. Up until the menopause, a woman’s hair roots are protected by a high share of female hormones (oestrogen). After the menopause, this share will decrease and the impact of male hormones will increase. This can eventually lead to hair loss and thinning.
How hair loss makes us feel
There are so many good things about maturity, such as increased skills, greater financial security and more experience of life’s ups–and–downs, but thinning hair can affect our confidence. In a study of 2,000 UK adults, 34 per cent of women said that the worst aspect of hair loss was ‘feeling less attractive than other women’, followed by ‘looking older’ and ‘feeling insecure’.
How to combat hair loss
There is an effective solution to the problem. The Plantur 39 range of shampoos, tonic and conditioners incorporates the extraordinary Phyto–Caffeine Complex. Developed by Dr. Wolff–Research, this active ingredient protects the hair by preventing testosterone attacking the hair roots, and restricting the supply of energy. This restores vitality and helps to protect your hair.
There are two shampoos – one for fine, brittle hair and one for coloured and stressed hair – a tonic, and two conditioners. Used daily, these can offer protection from menopausal hair loss and thinning.
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So if you’re approaching 40 and are worried about your hair beginning to thin, the Plantur 39 range can help refresh and revitalise your hair – and give your confidence a boost just when you need it!
Find out about the Plantur 39 range, and the scientific research behind the products, at plantur39.co.uk. The range is available in Boots, Tesco, Superdrug and independent pharmacies. Also available at Amazon.