My hair is one of my favorite things about myself and it’s one of the things about my appearance that I’m complimented the most on. I haven’t always loved my hair. We’ve had quite the tumultuous relationship: from bleaching to hair dye and even thinning. But at thirty, I’ve developed a self-confidence that comes only with trial and error…and a whole lot of self-love. Today, I’m sharing my hair secrets in hopes I’ll inspire you to embrace what I like to call my greatest accessory, and even share my biggest secret for combating my hereditary hair loss. Let’s get a little hairy, shall we friends (Ha! I love a good pun!)?
I use Women’s ROGAINE® Foam
At thirty, I’m beginning to notice small signs of aging, including hereditary hair loss. While I know hair thinning is not uncommon (up to 42% of women will notice some hair loss in her lifetime), it was a little alarming. Of women who notice thinning, 76% notice after the age of thirty, so I’m definitely not alone. And contrary to common belief, the leading cause of hair loss among women is genetics that can come from either the mother’s or the father’s side of the family. Arming myself with this knowledge and the right tools have been essential in keeping my confidence in tact. With over 25 years of results and numerous clinical trials, the ROGAINE® brand is the #1 dermatologist and #1 stylist-recommended brand for hair regrowth. It was common sense for me to start using the Women’s ROGAINE® Foam and adding it to my daily routine. Unlike cosmetic thickeners, which just coat hair and temporarily mask the issue, Women’s ROGAINE® 5% Minoxidil Topical Aerosol helps prevent further thinning by regrowing fuller, thicker hair. With daily direct application to the scalp once a day, every day, I started regrowing fuller, thicker hair in 12-13 weeks. The new hairs come in up to 48% thicker than before (based on mean hair strand diameter). Friends, this stuff really works and has been one of my best kept hair secrets for months now!
I’m not afraid to experiment
You guys, I’ve had long mermaid hair and a short pixie. I’ve gone from preppy blonde highlights to bold red, funky purple, and most recently, mermaid teal. I’m different in that I treat my hair as an accessory that I can use to reflect my personality. A lover of color, I love to experiment and have fun with my hair. If an experiment goes awry, I remember that it’s just hair and I can grow it back (see below for my secret to keeping it full).
I embrace the hair I have
It seems like no matter what cut or color I have, I’m long for something else. When I had my long hair, I wanted short hair for the ease of care and shorter styling time. Now that I have shorter hair, I miss having long flowing locks. It hasn’t been until recently that I’ve taught myself to embrace the hair I have and love it for what is. Currently, I’m loving the teal color and playing with tight vintage curls. And when it grows longer, I’ll have fun with hippie beach waves and maybe go bubblegum pink!
While I may not be a beauty expert, I am a gal who has experimented time and again with her hair. I feel like I have a good grip on what does and doesn’t work and these three little hair secrets are tried and true. All you need is a little self-love and some pixie dust…in the form of Women’s ROGAINE®, ha! Hopefully now that you’re armed with knowledge and a little extra confidence, you’ll be inspired to take a fun hair risk and embrace the bold, fearless, and beautiful part of your personality and reflect it in those gorgeous locks!
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