As we age, our locks undergo many changes. For women, this is often related to stress and hormones; and while grey strands and hair loss might be the major concerns for women, loss of volume, dullness and dryness can be all signs of your hair’s unhealthy state.
Celebrity hairstylist Anthony Nader says his female clients often complain about grey and lacklustre hair that is dry and without volume.
‘They all come down to basically each hair strand becoming dehydrated and losing it’s plumpness which, in turn, becomes like an autumn leaf,’ he says.
Celebrity hairstylist and owner of RAW Salon in Sydney, Anthony Nader, says many women experience hair loss, dullness and dryness in their 30s and 40s.
‘You need to keep each hair strand plump and full of life so it performs.’
Mr Nader, who has worked alongside Kendall Jenner and Gisele Bündchen, says stress and hormones can affect a woman’s hair throughout her life.
Mr Nader with Kendall Jenner recently at New York Fashion Week
‘Breastfeeding, menopause and stress can be huge contributors to losing your hair and dealing with calming down your over active hormones,’ he explains.
‘Hormones will wreak havoc and you need to be always one or even two long steps ahead of them.
‘While your body is going through any of these transitions that occur at some point in your life, this is where you need to take extra care in treating the cause of the problem,’ he adds.
Keeping your hair one colour will make it look flat and dull. Grey strands can be given new life with ‘dimensional colour’, says Mr Nader
‘Going grey can be dealt with by colouring to suit your complexion, the pregnancy thankfully is a time when you need to balance out the supplements and add more nutrients in your day to day diet.’
TIPS FOR HAIR LOSS
* Sweep your hair over to the opposite side. It will give you more volume
* Use a dry shampoo to achieve more hair texture
* If you want extra height on the crown area, use a brush, not a comb
* Opt for a thickening shampoo and conditioner
SOURCE: Anthony Nader
However, Mr Nader says menopause is particularly ”trying” for women.
‘I’ve seen this stage on many of my clients, and with the right shampoo and conditioning products and styling you can create the illusion of thicker hair and fool the crowd confidently,’ he says.
‘You need to take extra care of maintaining and treating your hair to always feel supple and beautiful.’
Mr Nader recommends getting six-weekly haircuts, avoiding too much bleach and adding layers.
Mr Nader regularly shares images on social media with celebrities like model Kate Upton
‘Layers are always a fabulous idea when you want and need to bring life back into your hair and especially around your face,’ he explains.
‘Go easy on the bleach and other heavy duty colour treatments as this can over time put stress on your poor hair strands.’