View Full Version : Hair changing color/texture?
February 25th, 2003, 12:23 PM
Y'all know from my sig that my hair is 25.5". However, the top 4" or so is much, much darker than the rest of my hair. I've also noticed that the new hairs springing from my scalp are twice as thick as the rest of my hair, much darker, and wavy! I'm not on any special supplements, just my daily multivitamin (and that when I remember it :| ). It just seems really weird to me. Not that I don't like it! :D
Have any of you experienced anything like this??
February 25th, 2003, 12:57 PM
I have heard of people's hair changing textures and colors. I can't remember who but someone on this board mentioned turning curly in her thirties. I think that hormone changes can affect your hair texture. I think this is why pregnancy can change hair. Hormones fluctuate throughout our lives. The color changes are usually rather subtle, like from blonde to light brown.
As long as the change is a good change, I wouldn't worry too much. Perhaps your hair is getting thicker because you are healthier due to the multivitamin. Also the use of oils can make the hair appear darker, shinnier and richer. If you are concerned about the sudden changes, ask your doctor about it.
February 25th, 2003, 01:01 PM
It could be a hormonal change: Menopause, puberty or BC.
February 25th, 2003, 02:56 PM
My hair is also changing color. I suppose it's pretty typical for blondes to get gradually darker hair with time. Out of all my family members (who were ALL born blonde & were towheads as kids), my brother and I are the only ones who still have blonde hair.
Mine has always had darker roots, as the lengths seem to get lightened by sun and such. However, lately my roots are a LOT darker than ever before, and they're no longer blending in as they used to. Now I have about 4 inches of dark hair (that no man's land between blonde and brown :) ) and then very golden, sun-kissed blonde. I don't mind that it's changing colors, I just wish it would blend in! Argh...!
Glad to hear I'm not the only one! ;)
February 25th, 2003, 02:59 PM
My mother's hair changed from blonde to brunette when she got pregnant with her first child. And my own hair went from straight to slightly wavy when I hit puberty (darker, coarser and curlier hair suddenly started to grow and mix with my blonde hairs). So things can definitely happen to our hair.
February 25th, 2003, 03:04 PM
My mom was a towhead when she was a child, and it gradually got darker until it was dark brown as an adult. What a difference!
My hair has always been brown, but I think now that I've turned 30 it's beginning to get thicker and a little coarser. Thank goodness!
February 25th, 2003, 03:09 PM
my best friend is in her 50's and has gray hair coming in wiry, but her hair is very fine and soft. So, gray hair is causing a change for her.
February 26th, 2003, 07:25 AM
since i've had my son my hair has turned considerably darker. my new hairs are coming in curly and in every color. (except grey)go figure.
February 26th, 2003, 07:36 AM
Just repeating what others have said: hormonal and life cycle changes can do weird things to your hair. It doesn't have to be a sudden change or for an obvious reason (puberty, BC pills, pregnancy, menopause) I don't think - it can be a gradual change that appears with age, similar to how your skin gradually gets drier as you get older.
Otherwise, it could be a change in your diet, or maybe even lifestyle? Stress can make hair go grey, so maybe something has changed in your life, for better or worse, that is affecting your hair.
As long as you like it I wouldn't worry too much - changes in hair seem to be very common. I used to have thick, blonde hair LOL!
February 26th, 2003, 07:38 AM
I don't know if this applies to you or not, but I forgot to mention in my first post - my mother's stick straight hair went wavy/frizzy after she had radiotherapy to treat cancer. Illness and medication seem to change hair too - it must be a great barometer of wellness/illness and life history 8)
February 26th, 2003, 12:33 PM
I know a lot of people on the board have had their hair change, and it could be any lifestyle change doing it. But I do want to reinforce that if it bothers you, seek medical advice. Some changes in hair can signify some pretty important health concerns. But if overall your feeling great and you love the change, then don't worry about it, enjoy it :mrgreen: