I’m not embracing my Gray Hair
I’m aging, and so is my hair. Although hair loss may seem like a more prominent problem in men, women are nearly as likely to lose, or have thinning, hair. Hair thinning is in fact one of the signs of aging hair.
I was unable to find statistics tracked by Health Canada on hair loss, but according to the Canadian Hair Research Foundation, 40 to 50 per cent of women will suffer some type of hair loss by the time they reach menopause.
In the United States more than 20 million women alone suffer from some form of “female pattern baldness. When hair starts to thin, we often cannot rely on a good haircut alone. We women turn to cosmetic enhancement is the use of products such as thickeners, and products in which restore moisturized hydration levels.
Addressing the needs of both aging hair and extreme hair damage, Pantene’s Expert Collection brings two new premium hair care lines to Pantene: AgeDefy and Advanced+ Keratin Repair.
Pantene: AgeDefy product line, which features a Shampoo, Conditioner, Masque and Thickening Treatment, has product options to counteract seven signs of hair’s aging: 1. Breakage; 2. Split ends; 3. Frizz; 4. Unruly greys; 5. Lackluster colour; 6. Thin look; 7. Dryness, ultimately, building thickness, bounce and shine.
The new line has been a 10-year journey where P&G has worked with various partners to create the best possible formulations, conducting varies consumer studies to understand the hair and scalp care needs of today’s woman. The product line works to thicken hair by increasing the diameter of each strand- making it look and feel as if you have up to 6500 more hair strands. The shampoo and conditioner work gently cleansing, hydrating, and surround each strand with weightless polymers that protect against damage, add shine, and improve manageability.
While my hair may not be looking any thinner, I am experiencing a great deal of breakage- and unruly grays. I am only 43, and a long way from embracing gray hair. I know it looks great on some women, but not on me! I also love hearing: “You look much to young to have a granddaughter.” Read more…