Teens are dealing with a lot of changes during these years, bodies are changing, moods are changing, and even your hair may be changing. A lot of these changes are due to puberty and the massive change happening in your body. If you’re a teen and noticed your hair and the texture of your hair making some changes, you’re not alone! We’re going to go through why you may be experiencing some hair texture changes in your teen years.
There have been a few specific hormones (like thyroxine and insulin, to name a couple) that have been found to be directly related to the change in a person’s hair. A lot of this change happens because during the puberty years these specific hormones start to activate, or kick in, to a new level and begin impacting your hair’s texture and/or growth.
What to Do
If you’re experiencing a texture change in your hair one of the first things experts suggest you do is to switch your shampoo and conditioner. Your hair can get used to certain hair products when you use them for an extended period of time so it’s a great time to make a switch. Also, start adapting really healthy hair habits like combing your hair when it’s damp, trying different hair care products, and avoiding heat as much as possible. These are all things everyone can benefit from adapting into their hair care routine, but they’re especially important when you’ve started to experience some hair texture changing.
Since the texture change is hormone related, there’s really not much you can do about it but work with it. Stay patient and try different products and styles to see what your new hair texture is going to adapt/like the best. It’s easy to get frustrated because it’s a change, especially when you’re a teen and already dealing with so many changes with your body. But try to stay patient and remember you’re not alone. Experimenting is a fun way to try new things and make the most of your hair.
Ok so if your hair is changing in texture it’s important to notice HOW it’s changing. Is it thicker? Straighter? Curlier? Finer? What changes have happened? This will help you be able to better select the best hair care products for your changing hair texture. Getting clear and having an understanding of how your hair is actually changing to can eliminate a lot more confusion. While it may be hard to tell at first, take a moment to really focus on what’s actually happening with your hair. You’re not able to adjust if you don’t know what you’re adjusting to, right?
While it can be frustrating to have a hair texture change, it’s important to realize it’s just part of life. With puberty and our changing hormones, our bodies change in many ways during our teen years. Just know you’re not alone and you can always make the necessary adjustments as your hair changes.