Losing your hair as you age is unfortunately a common problem, one day you have luscious locks and the next you start noticing more strands than usual on your brush or coming off in your hands when you’re in the shower.
On average, people lose anywhere between 50 to 100 strands of hair per day, but once it starts coming out in clumps, that’s when you start to worry. But, the reality is all people will experience some type of hair loss as they grow older and more often than not, it’s caused by genetics or an existing health condition.
“There’s not a single 60-year-old on the planet that’s got hair like a 16-year-old,” Rodney Sinclair, Professor of Dermatology at the University of Melbourne said. “Everybody is losing hair as they get older and the difference from person to person is the age of onset, the rate of progression and to some degree, the pattern.”
Although you’re not alone in your hair loss issue, it certainly can make you feel self-conscious and for some hats become their new best friend. But, there are ways to help this problem with a range of vitamins, shampoos, conditioners and hair tonics available for purchase on the Starts at 60 Marketplace.
The Arcon Hair Vitamins are a herbal supplement which can help to stop excessive shedding caused by stress, illness or hormonal imbalance. They also help to strengthen weak and damaged hair. You can purchase a one-month supply to start off with for $40 a three-month supply for $107.73 or there’s a six-month supply for $188.46.
Meanwhile, Arkon Health has shampoo and conditioner available which help with hair loss and strengthening of the hair. You can buy both together in a special deal for $31.41. Then there’s the hair tonic which promotes hair growth, reduces hair loss and thinning and helps to maintain hair health. There’s a different one available for men and women, so make sure to select the right one when making a purchase.
There are many different types of hair loss – with one of the most common being pattern baldness, which can affect both men and women at the top and front of scalp. Meanwhile, for others hair loss is the result of different health issues. Some women will develop an excess of androgens in the body – the ‘male’ hormones that help the reproductive system, cognitive function and hair growth. Both men and women have androgens and if the body develops too much of the hormone it can speed up the hair loss process.
The thyroid hormones – triiodothyrine and thyroxine – also have an important role in hair follicle development. When the normal production of thyroid hormones is disrupted, it can shock the system into a state of telogen effluvium. This is a temporary hair loss disorder where the hair roots enter the resting state of the hair cycle too early, resulting in excess shedding and noticeable thinning. While in others hair loss can occur after kidney or liver failure, stress or even weight loss.
Whatever the reason for your hair loss there are options available to assist. You can view the full hair loss product range on the Starts at 60 Marketplace – there’s some great deals on offer!
IMPORTANT LEGAL INFO This article is of a general nature and FYI only, because it doesn’t take into account your personal health requirements or existing medical conditions. That means it’s not personalised health advice and shouldn’t be relied upon as if it is. Before making a health-related decision, you should work out if the info is appropriate for your situation and get professional medical advice.
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