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Why hair texture changes.....and what you should do about it

Have you noticed that your hair is wavy or curly when before it was straight?

Or maybe before it was full and had some curl but now it is thin and straight as a board.

Changes in hair texture are normal over the course of your life. Here are a few things that cause hair texture changes and how you can embrace it.

1. Hormonal changes - this is the most common reason hair texture changes. If you've had children, you probably noticed something about your hair while you were pregnant. Hair loss, hair growth, shiny hair, dry hair, brittle hair and increased thickness are all things pregnant women experience. These things can also happen when any other hormonal fluctuations happen as well.

2. Using too much heat - here is one I see a lot as well. People often spend years fighting their hair's texture with straightening irons, curling irons, blow dry's and rollers. So much repetitious heat damage can injure the hair to the point that the entire texture of the hair changes. Be sure that you are using a heat protectant every time you put heat on your hair.

3. Losing collagen - as we age, our bodies stop producing collagen at the same rate. Collagen is a protein that affects hair elasticity, moisture retention and hair growth. How does this affect hair texture? Collagen is also what keeps the follicle of the hair running correctly. Hair's wave, curls or straightness is determined by the shape of the follicle.

4. Diet - a poor diet is reflected in all parts of our bodies, including our hair. If your texture is bumming you out, eat eggs, fish, healthy fats and beans.

If your hair texture is changing, it's not always a bad thing. If you suddenly have curls when you didn't before, I would love to show you how easy and time saving it is to embrace the curls!

If your hair is straighter or thinner now, I'd love to introduce you to some amazing products and styling techniques to add volume to your hair so you feel more like yourself!


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