Beauty Tips We Learned From Our Moms: Fact vs. Fiction

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9. Female hair loss comes from maternal grandfather

(Left to right) Slip Silk Large Scrunchie Set in Black Motif ($31, anthropology.com); his Hair Regrowth Foam Treatment 5% Minoxidil ($26, target.com); Wide-tooth comb ($15, ulta.com)

Anthropology; Target; Ultimate beauty

Wrong again. Thinning hair causes many mature women to take a closer look at their family’s hair, but hair loss can be caused by a variety of issues. “Androgenetic alopecia can be inherited on one side or both sides of the family, and it can even skip generations,” says Day. “Stress from the death of a loved one, divorce, hormonal changes, or even the physical strain of years of tight braids or ponytails can also lead to hair loss. Topical minoxidil is FDA approved. at a dose of 5%, and other treatments, from lasers to supplements to hair transplants, may also be helpful. See your dermatologist for evaluation and advice. And I’ll add: How’s your diet going? and your hair routine?Eggs, fatty fish like salmon and mackerel, Greek yogurt, sweet potatoes, spinach, avocado, berries, nuts (especially walnuts) and seeds like chia and linens are all on the A-list for healthier hair. Forget tight elastic bands and those mythical 100 brush strokes a day and add a wide-tooth detangling comb and softer hair accessories as scrunchies in themselves e on your diet with a looser, pulled-back look.

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