Let’s talk: Do you spend much time on your hair? How do you keep it beautiful?

As many of us have learned the hard way, hair changes drastically with age. We brace ourselves for the greying,

As many of us have learned the hard way, hair changes drastically with age. We brace ourselves for the greying, but nobody talks about our hair getting thinner and stringier past the age of 40. By our 60s, hair loss becomes a very real concern for many.

So what, if anything, can we do about it?

Today we’d like to ask the Starts at 60 community: have you had to deal with any hair issues? How have you worked around them? And is it something you pay much attention to in your 60s and beyond?

It’s a conversation that comes up often among our readers. “My hair is thinning and falling out,” wrote one community member. “It’s depressing”.

“I wear my hair very short and can still make it look ok with product. But I’m really envious of those who still have a full head of hair”.

For some, the solution is to keep it short. “I just took mine back to a number four,” shared another reader. “I’m so much happier for it… sure looks better that thin wispy hair”.

While a certain degree of change is an unfortunate reality, there are potential solutions for those who want to take on the problem proactivity.

Starts at 60 have partnered with évolis® to encourage those concerned about hair loss to take that next step.

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This pharmacy-only range – the result of 12 years of research – is Australia’s first new over-the-counter hair loss treatment in more than two decades.

évolis® contains natural plant extracts that inhibit FGF5, the protein that causes hair thinning and loss. For more information, please visit the évolis® website.

This conversation piece is sponsored by évolis®. It was written as we feel it delivers valuable insights into a subject important to the Starts at 60 community.


  1. Chris  

    Evolis sounds great – but very expensive. I think that I will do the number 4’s trick when and if my hair thins out any more than it has….

  2. I’ve been using sunsilk shampoo called thicker and stronger, keep my hair short in layers, and it’s thick and easy to manage.

  3. I spend next to nothing on my hair – wash twice a week, brush out and let it dry. I don’t cut it, perm it, colour it, blow dry it, and it is thick and in excellent condition.

  4. Have to say I am happy mine has thinned a bit now that I am older, as I had extremely thick hair which used to give me a type of migraine headache. It is still thick but managable.

    • Robyn rylands  

      I’m the same. I have to get mine thinned out every time I go to the hair dressers. I wouldn’t mi d if it was straight, but very curly thick hair looks like you’ve been dragged through a hedge backwards.

  5. not on SaS …hair loss due to many health issues as well …Thyroid ..iron deficiencies etc ….your readers too smart to be swayed by product endorsements…

  6. I am glad I went into Menopause with a thick head of hair as it has thinned but is still thick.

  7. I have really thick hair and while I am losing hair here and there – it’s not enough to notice. I read a few years back you have to change your shampoo or the roots get too used to it and doesn’t do the job it’s supposed to. Because I have degenerative disc disease I can no longer sit in a stylist chair so my hair is long – I generally keep it in a pony tail. I’ve never dyed my hair – born with red and still have most of it except for the white coming through so it looks like I highlight it – which of course I don’t.

  8. When I started thinning I just tried the one hundred brush strokes a day, new hair started growing within two weeks. Use a soft brush.

  9. Secret. .A good hairdresser. A good haircut and you don’t have to spend time at call. Wash dry. .repeat a couple of times a week.

  10. I have been taking Diatemaceous Earth Powder (superfine food grade) every day. 1 heaped teaspoon in water or juice daily. My hair is grey and the regrowth is darker. I started using it about 4 months ago. It is very high in silica and other trace mineral and rare earth minerals. It is also cheap as chips. $10 for a 1 kilo bag. I have no affiliation with the product but tend to try natural alternatives first. It has worked for me and am putting all my friends with issues onto it. I am waiting to hear how they go.

  11. My Mum is turning 103 next month and still has thick hair .She kept her hair long always up in a French Roll until about 98 and when she could not manage to do it herself had it cut short but is still thick.All in the genes l guess

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