A new lob with luscious lowlights, going all out with allover platinum, a killer undercut pomaded to perfection; these are just a few of the hair decisions for the 18 to 30somethings of Generation Y, better known as Millennials. Yet there are far more serious matters on the minds of that set already experiencing thinning hair and hair loss, a troubling situation at such an early stage of life. Read on for more about the situation, the antidotes, and a few helpful preventative measures for optimum millennial hair maintenance.
There are a number of vitamins and supplements for healthy hair we encourage you to take, all of which are available at your local drugstore or grocer. Some of the best include:
- Biotin, a B-Vitamin complex that intensifies new hair growth via follicle nourishment.
- Niacin, also know as Vitamin B3, helps facilitate new hair growth as it repairs existing hair damage.
- Vitamin B5 – Strengthens hair follicles and eliminates dead cells from the scalp, paving the way for healthy new growth.
More often than not, the first sign of thinning hair for women is looking in the mirror and seeing a widening part, while another common indicator is more visible scalp when hair is pulled back into a ponytail. Whatever the visual, hair loss is not for men only as it affects one in four women, with 40% experiencing noticeable loss by age 40. Following are some strategies to help.
What you eat on a daily basis is important for your overall health, as well as the health of your hair. However, body-conscious millennial women frequently go on weight loss diets, sometimes to the extreme, which can have negative side effects for your body and your hair. If you’re not getting enough regular nutrients into your digestive system, you’re not getting them near your hair follicles either. If dieting always maintain a balanced diet with gradual, healthy weight loss accompanied by exercise with the support of a dietician or physician.