Hairstyles, Hair Care & Fashion

Drier and Thinner Hair

Q: I am 54, my hair seems to be getting drier and thinner as I age... ugh... I do weave in high and low light color about every 3 months, use argan oil, take fish oil, eat lots of soy, etc... what can I do to maintain moisture... not sure how gray I am I would say at the roots probably about 30% or so.
A: Unfortunately, many of the changes in our hair (density, texture and even color) shift gradually as we age. And as your hair begins to gray, it commonly results in a tightening of the cuticle layer which can mean the hair is more resistant to things like absorbing moisture and chemicals (color and perms).
Knowing that you would probably prefer a more natural solution to moisture the hair (based on the diet and nutritional supplements you mention) here's a little tip: Try mixing a cup of plain (unflavored) yogurt with 1/2 cup of Honey, and about 1/2 of a ripe banana (mashed). Use this once each week as a deep conditioning treatment.
Apply it to the hair, work it through scalp to ends, and allow it to remain on the hair for 10-15 minutes and wash out with a gentle shampoo. The yogurt is great for opening the cuticle (slightly acidic), the honey has strong humectant properties and nourishes the hair, and the banana is wonderful for moisture and protein infusion.
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