- It’s normal to experience many changes as you age, including changes to your hair.
- Your hair may grow gray, become thinner, or change in texture.
- Some people embrace their changes while others find it distressing. Luckily there are ways to manage it!
Aging brings on a lot of changes. You may notice more aches and pains, your weight may fluctuate, and you might even get shorter! Another notable change that occurs with aging is our hair.
It’s common for hair to change in color, texture, and thickness as we age. While it may not bother some, it can be distressing for others. Not to mention, learning how to manage new hair changes can be overwhelming and quite the learning curve. Luckily there are simple ways to manage it! Follow along as we find out how hair changes as we age plus tips to help you manage it.
Changes in Hair Color
One of the telltale signs of aging is graying hair. It typically starts around age 30- to 40-years but it can be much earlier for some people. Though many people dread going gray, it is a very natural process.
The Cleveland Clinic says that the reason your hair turns gray is all due to melanin. Melanin is a pigment that tints not only your hair but your eyes and skin too. As you age, melanin begins to decrease resulting in graying hair. When the hair is completely white this means there is no melanin left. It’s also worth noting that body and facial hair can turn gray too but it usually happens later than the hair on your head.