Being in our thirties and getting older can bring on some unwanted side effects. One of them being is that getting older can really change how our hair is. Change doesn’t just come with age, but hormones can also change the way the thickness texture or color of our hair appears.
Tabatha Coffey explained in an interview that she has also suffered hair loss due to stress and neglecting her health as she cared for her dying mother.
“I literally looked in the mirror one day and thought ‘Oh my God—clumps of hair! I had bald spots just coming out. And even for me it took a while to connect the dots and realize that it was all stress related and from the fact I wasn’t taking care of myself properly. And this is something that’s great for women because it saved me,” she says referring to her first secret of treating thinning hair.
Hair Tip #1: Treating thinning hair with Viviscal Extra Strength
According to Tabatha Coffey, Viviscal Extra Strength is a vitamin supplement that should be taken with exercise and a healthy diet (avoid these 4 diet mistakes) to ensure that the benefits of hair growth and returning thickness of thinning hair will manifest in women who suffer from what she calls “hormonal hair.”
“It will actually help the hair follicle to grow quicker because it is stimulated more and the hair will feel thicker. If you are balding, it‘s obviously not going to work because that’s a different condition. But if you are experiencing hair loss and thinness due to stress or hormones, it’s definitely great to go to…it’s not a magic pill, nothing is. Don’t take it today and think ‘that’s it, it’s over.’ You need to take it every day for about 4 to 6 weeks,” she recommends.
Viviscal Extra Strength Hair Nutrient Tablets and is taken one pill a day. 4 – 6 weeks to see results.
Hair Tip #2: Treating greying hair with Aveda Blue Malva Conditioner
Tabatha Coffey tells that when it comes to greying hair, the common complaint she gets from her clients is that their hair looks yucky—that its color has yellowed and looks dull.
Going to a color wheel, she shows viewers how that the color yellow has an opposite in the blue to purple range and that the Aveda Blue Malva shampoo is a great way to counteract yellowing by using its anti-yellow color violet properties. “It’ll make hair look shiny, vibrant and fresh,” she says for grey hair that has brassy orange and yellow tones that need to be neutralized and counteracted by the Blue Malva shampoo.
Hair Tip #3: Treating brittle hair with Joico K-Pak Revitaluxe
Tabatha says that changing hormone levels can have major affects on aging hair, but we also do a lot of damage to our hair with our blow dryers, chemicals that also makes our hair brittle.
“Brittle hair is not just about moisture, It’s also about having the right amount of oil to maintain its shine. And changing hormone levels will dry hair out.”
Hairs have protective cuticles like shingles on a roof and when it is damaged, the cuticles lift away from the hair shaft like shingles lifting off a roof. That makes hair brittle and easy to break.
“What this product will actually do is go inside that cuticle and fortify the hair from the inside out with moisture. But it’s also cumulative. And so as you keep using it, it will protect the hair from future damage,” she says.
Joico K-PAK Revitaluxe Bio can be used 3 times a week for damaged hair or once a week to help maintain healthy hair.