Tips For Healthy Hair As We Age


(throwback to my last big chop in 2009)

I Big Chopped again! I cut off all my permed ends and I am loving my fro. Those permed ends just weighed my fabulousness all the way down! I am enjoying the shorter length and the volume. It’s so full and the color gives it some dimension (check it on instagram) And none of my thinning is noticeable at all. I don’t know if it’s age or post-baby hormone changes, but my texture feels a little different. Slightly looser but still super coarse.
Did you experience any hair texture changes with age or after babies?

I’m starting to get more concerned with aging. I know I just turned 34 but I keep fastforwarding in my mind to 35 which seems so big and grown up to me. Also seems like I need to start thinking about eye creams and stuff. LOL. (Do you have one you’d recommend?)

rogaine in bathroom

I told you about how I’m trying out ROGAINE Foam for my thinning areas. So far so good. No results to share yet, but I’ve only just begun. I’ll be updating you about it in 12 weeks. In my last post I mentioned that 1 in 3 women will experience thinning/hereditary hair loss. Here’s another fun fact: Thinning and hair loss caused by hereditary hair loss can begin as early as one’s 20s and if left untreated it will continue to worsen as you age.

Don’t worry though. You’re ahead of the game if you’re living a healthy lifestyle.

I go to ask Women’s ROGAINE® Brand Ambassador, Jill Crosby a few questions about hair as we get older. Here’s a snippet of what she said:

Top tip for aging hair?

Use a Pro Colorist/Stylist when performing chemical treatments on hair to stave off damaging already delicate hair.

How does hair change with age?
As with the rest of our body , the structural integrity changes and it too looses elasticity and strength .
What can we do to prevent issues with the changes as we get older?
Not to worry , just follow a good healthy life style and take good care of your hair by not over working or processing it.
Here are my tips for healthy hair as we age:
  • Get a great cut and use volume to disguise any thinning
  • Moisturize like your life depends on it – hair gets drier as we age
  • Drink tons of water to hydrate from the inside
  • Use hair thickening and/or smoothing serums to counteract thinning and wiriness
  • Get a color, this counteracts the loss of color as we age and also temporarily thickens strands for added volume boost

One lucky lady will receive a one-year supply of Women’s ROGAINE® Foam (ARV $150.00) which is clinically proven to regrow hair in 81%* of women with new hairs growing in up to 48%** thicker than before. (only one entry per household please)

Enter by leaving a comment below with your best hair tip or advice. Winner will be chosen at random by Rohan! GOOD LUCK!!

If you’re not the lucky winner, go HERE to print a coupon and learn more.

Leave your comment below to enter the giveaway!!


Women’s ROGAINE® Foam product was provided by the brand. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


  1. says

    I don’t want to be entered but I love the tips and this post inspired me to stop being lazy and BC again. I harass you on IG so I’ve already asked for cutting tips but I’ll tag you in my pic once I finally do it. Thanks a bunch for dropping some hair knowledge and please keep the posts coming. Also if you have any pregnancy hair maintenance tips I’d love to see a post about that. Or if you already have one please send me the link to the post because this kid has me so tired that my hair is the last thing I feel like doing when I get home from work. Thanks!

  2. Janice says

    I would love to be entered to win this prize. As someone who has always had thin hair and it’s been getting increasingly finer and thinner as I age, I would love to win a year supply of Rogaine for women. My best advice is to work with what you have.. I wash my hair daily or else it looks greasy because it’s so thin and I use a lot of thickening mouse and hairspray and always blow my hair out for the fullest look I can get.

  3. Evie B. says

    My best tip is to not stress too much over your hair or the state it’s in.. there is only so much you can do and everyone’s hair is different. I would like to win this product b/c I would love to have thicker hair. It has been thinning out quite bit over the last couple of years.

  4. Kristen says

    I’ve heard it helps to avoid tight ponytails that pull out hair at the follicle and to avoid overuse of blowdryers and curling irons…

  5. Linda says

    I think getting routine haircuts and getting rid of the dead ends and split ends keeps hair healthier and makes it look thicker. I also like to use a leave in conditioner treatment about once every two weeks.

  6. Tracey says

    Being gentle with your tresses, consistent with your regimen and moisturizing daily, in conjunction with a well balanced diet, exercise and increasing your water intake contribute greatly to having healthy hair.

  7. Serge B says

    I try not to stress out my hair by pulling it back, showering too hard, oand I use conditioner at least every few days

  8. Annamarie V says

    I don’t use a lot of product on my hair and try to use really good shampoo conditioner and deep conditioner on it.

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