If your part is expanding or the thickness of your ponytail is shrinking, you’re likely thinking that your hair is falling out, but that’s not always the case; thinning may be the culprit.
The diameter of the hair shaft diminishes as we get older That means you may have the same number of follicles but thinner individual strands will make it look like there’s less volume. They’re also more prone to break, and since hair growth slows as you age, the damage becomes more obvious.
Even if you do see extra hairs in your brush or in the shower drain, you don’t necessarily need to worry. Although 40 percent of women experience some hair loss by menopause, shedding around 100 strands a day is normal,
If you seem to be losing more, see your doctor — the problem could be related to declining estrogen levels, an iron deficiency, or stress.
· Start with a volumizing shampoo; look for ingredients like rice or wheat proteins, which thicken strands.
· Ditch the stiff, maximum-hold hairsprays — they can fracture the hair shaft when you brush them out. The new ‘flexible’ versions are less likely to cause breakage.
· Avoid too-tight ponytails, teasing, or other styles that put excess tension on hair — you’ll just promote breakage.
· Disguise sparse areas with a Concealing Color .For a fast, temporary fix, stipple the cream on with a brush to “blend” your scalp into your hair.
· Keep in mind that dye or perming solutions penetrate thinner hair more rapidly.To avoid excess damage when touching up color at home, apply the dye just to the roots, and combing it through to the ends for only the last five minutes.