Is Your Hair Texture Changing?

Whether you were born with fine or thick, curly or straight strands, the texture will probably change over time. While factors like pregnancy, stress, medications and health issues can play a role in why hair texture varies, age is the biggest factor.

As your skin ages, so does your hair. The bulb is surrounded by a sheath of collagen, which connects to micro-vessels that deliver necessary nutrients for thick, shiny hair. With age, the delivery process slows down, which noticeably affects your hair in terms of strength, shine and growth.

Once hair begins to change, which can happen at any stage in your life (or not at all), it's most likely going to stay that way.

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  • Patty B

    I too noticed the texture change and that my board straight hair now curls. I can also relate to the effects of malnutrition. I FOUND HELP. I began taking a product called BIOSIL, based on clinical studies that support bone regrowth. I suffer from Osteoporosis. My hair is growing in places it never has before. I can pluck a single hair and can see exactly where the supplement starting taking effect. The shaft is thicker, the kinky strands started smoothing out and in some areas the hair went from a grey kinky end to a smooth brown root. I am sold and hope that everyone benefits the way I have. Because it promotes collegen...Fights wrinkles too.

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  • Judy

    My hair changed in my mid fifties. It went from having a lot of body to limp and will not curl. This happens with the change of seasons. Figure that one out

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  • Jonna

    "Ooooh, I'm NOT lovin' this new info. But, it's yet another reason to stop smoking. Since smoking breaks down the collagen in your skin, this means that it's also breaking down the collagen surrounding the hair shaft, which can hasten hair troubles. Great info, New Beauty, thanks!!!" My friend's mom in her mid 50's had one child (yet multiple late stillbirths), she smoked like crazy and her hair was thick! She always told me vitamin E. Of course I am now 25 and not too long ago hair didn't bother me - heck it looked great (took that for granted!). After my own stillbirth (and even two year prior) my hair started to get less dense. It is weird because the right side is severely thinned yet the whole crown (top is thinned and a thinner, feather light texture. The back is almost the same as it use to be. It is stick thick and heavy but I noticed some of the hair from underneath isn't there. It use to billow out. I would say I had nice long wavy hair. Now it is thin med-long hair that tangles, knots, falls out a lot, etc. My parents were very neglectful (no food and baths) and I also had bad posture. Perhaps it is genetic. I still would love to crack this thing.

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  • Lolak

    My nutritionist has suggested taking multi-mineral supplements for healthy hair and nails. So far it seems like I am loosing less.

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  • pod

    well i can say it's changed, after i had my kids (2) and now in my 50's. it was already sporting mixed textures (frizzy, curly, long waves). but now i cant even wear it natural it won't stand up and is even thinner than ever. wondering if the hair product Ovations really works. :(

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  • Ooooh, I'm NOT lovin' this new info. But, it's yet another reason to stop smoking. Since smoking breaks down the collagen in your skin, this means that it's also breaking down the collagen surrounding the hair shaft, which can hasten hair troubles. Great info, New Beauty, thanks!!!

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  • LGT

    Jennifer- I have the same problem, especially in the back (underneath the rest of my hair). It's as if someone put a cotton candy transplant in 1 square inch of my hair there. The rest of my hair is the same, except for the occasional gray I'll find:( I'm wondering if there are certain supplements I can take for this. Anyone want to suggest something? Or, have you successfully gotten rid of the cotton candy patches and have some insight to share with us?

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  • I've noticed that within the last year the texture of my hair has become more coarse, and curly, and sooo much more tangled like...getting even harder to straighten as it takes much longer. Especially in the back anyway, and I have long hair.

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