Older Women’s Thinning Hair, Instructive Links, and Styles for Women 60+

Ever feel like you’re wearing 2 hats? One gaining information for yourself and one gaining information to help parents age well? From boomers to aging parents (mothers) the information in these first 3 links will be useful. Professionals explain probably all there is for a layperson to know about hair.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001173.htm the facts about female pattern baldness from the US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

http://www.nextavenue.org/article/2013-04/what-women-midlife-need-know-about- Here is a thorough explanation of hair loss with options for improving the situation, thanks to Michigan dermatologist Marcy Street. Read about Latisse–very interesting, for those who aren’t familiar with it.

Most products claiming to restore hair–don’t. And one that seems to at least stop the loss, must be applied every day (period) or there’s a reversal. Latisse, on the other hand, may be the one that will earn the manufacturer zillions of dollars by restoring hair on balding heads like it does on eyelashes. I’ve seen the results on 2 women’s eyelashes–were they ever thick! One was a nurse’s eyelashes in a major hospital’s outstanding wound care center where we took Sr. Advisor, R for her infected wound last November. Couldn’t help noticing the eyelashes; had to mention it. Nurse was delighted and said it was Latisse. Then a friend invited us to informal dinner at her home in Arizona. Hadn’t seen her–or her eyelashes–in a year. She was only too happy to talk about Latisse.

Note: Researchers testing eye drops for treating glaucoma, in the 1990s, noticed that patients were growing longer, thicker lashes. The company began development of a product that contained the same active ingredient but could be used for cosmetic purposes; Latisse became available in 2009.

 http://www.nextavenue.org/article/2012-04/beautiful-hair-any-every-age “examines some of the major factors affecting the health and appearance of your hair and what to do about them, including hands-on tips from the pros,” according to the article. I can’t improve on that summary. It’s worth reading–to be certain you’re well-informed.
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The links below are for fun, really. For some, seeing how good these 60+-year-old women look will be heartening. Below: a few slide shows with brief comments.

Here we see film industry women with various–including thinning– hair types and styles. Sally Field, Helen Mirren, Glenn Close and 2 others  http://style.lifegoesstrong.com/slideshow/award-winning-hairstyle-fashion-over-60-slideshow-image/sally-field#7709104

Andrea Mitchell (at 65) begins this slide show of 6 blondes, followed by Diane Sawyer (at 66), Dona Mills (71),  Joanna Lumley (at 66), Judith Light (at 64) and Martha Stewart (at 71) .   http://style.lifegoesstrong.com/slideshow/blonde-hair-styles-over-60-slideshow-image/1-andrea-mitchells-blonde-bob

They’re saying bangs hide wrinkles. Here actress Frances Fisher (now 61–don’t know anyone’s age in these photos) leads off this group of 5, followed by Patricia Richardson (now 62), Paula Deen the only nonactress, but can she cook! (now 66), Susan Blakely (now 64) and Susan Sarondon (now 66) http://style.lifegoesstrong.com/slideshow/hairstyles-over-60-bangs-slideshow-image/1-choppy-bangs#7648184

In addition, as time permits, link to the slide shows for short, medium and long hair on women over 60.




Check out “Newsworthy” (right sidebar). Links to timely tips, information and research from top universities and respected professionals–to help parents age well.
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