As we age, our bodies change both inside and outside. One of the most unforgivable attacks of time and age is balding

Female pattern baldness can start with thinning hair and eventually a fully bald patch on the head.

Reviving thinning hair has become a thriving industry with extensive research into the causes and cures for thinning hair. We spoke to Dr Wolffe’s team about how to keep your hair healthy and strong after you hit the big 40

Types of Hairloss

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Why would your hair change after 40?

All major milestones should come with a disclaimer, while 13 heralds the beginning of teen life and a little more freedom, it is also the beginning of that awkward teen stage where you don’t really see yourself as a child and absolutely no one sees you as an adult.

Similarly, 40 is the age of rediscovery and according to many where life really begins, but it is also commonly a time when the time starts taking its toll on your body and your hormone balance begins to change.

“From the age of forty the female bodily constitution changes – which may also affect hair. Possible consequences: hair grows thinner, the scalp becomes more visible and the hairline recedes. Nature’s phytoactive ingredients help protect the scalp from the consequences of female ageing,” Say the Dr Wolff’s team.

“Dr Wolff’s Plantur 39 shampoos and Leave-In Tonic contain a Phyto-Caffeine Complex which could help prevent this type of hair loss.”

Is Coffee really the answer?

Who would have thought that your hot morning drink could actually be helping you keep your hair?
Caffeine found in coffee and other drinks and foods as well is one of the active ingredients in Dr Wolff’s Plantur 39 hair range.
While caffeine is great for the health and strength of your hair, drinking coffee won’t help much.
“Since you ingest coffee orally, it first passes through the digestive system and is absorbed by the body only later on. Subsequently, it is distributed throughout the body, and only a tiny quantity reaches the scalp and the hair. As a result, a local and direct administration of caffeine is both meaningful and necessary. Even consumption of 50 cups of coffee would not supply enough caffeine to the hair,” they say.

READ MORE: How to change your diet and beat weight gain during menopause

Should men and women use the same shampoo?

Grabbing a bottle of shampoo for the whole family to share can be the most economic solution, however, it isn’t the best choice for your hair.

The needs of men and women differ as do the effects of age and hormonal changes. Getting a shampoo that deals with your specific needs will do your hair more good than just keeping it clean.
“The proportion of care substances differs, women have different requirements than men. Furthermore, the Plantur39 products contain the Phyto-Caffeine Complex, i.e. special active substances for menopausal hair loss,” say the Dr Wolff team.

“Alpecin products also made by Dr Wolff were specifically developed for the requirements of male scalps, which is also reflected by the fragrance and the masculine packaging,” they add.

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