- Jennifer Grey, 62, opens up to Prevention about her hair loss journey.
- the dirty Dancing The actress says she first noticed signs of hair thinning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Gray reveals the products she trusts to thicken and replenish hair.
Actress Jennifer Gray is not one to shy away from difficult topics. She has been outspoken about getting a nose job and how made her feel invisibleand even wrote a memoir about her time in the spotlight, out of the corner, which debuted earlier this year. Now the 62-year-old is opening up to Prevention about her Hair loss trip and how she is restoring her tresses.
the dirty Dancing The star first noticed a change in her hair during the pandemic. “I didn’t know what to put it down to, whether it was because I didn’t get a haircut, because I didn’t go to salons, or because I didn’t dye my hair,” she says. “Or if I was home too long. I didn’t know what was going on.” Gray noticed that his ponytail was getting thinner and that his hair looked a bit “dull,” she says.
Having sported voluminous curls for years, hair was a key part of Grey’s identity. “I’ve always had a lot of hair and I’ve always been known as the girl with a lot of hair,” she says. “It was something that she just walked into the room with me and kind of shocked me, but [now,] I wasn’t walking into any rooms and I wasn’t making any impressions, I was just in my house.”
When Gray was finally able to get to a salon, she consulted her stylist. Gray remembers telling his stylist, “I don’t know what happened to my hair. It just doesn’t feel so good.” Still, he realized the change was subtle. “It wasn’t baldness, there was nothing he could point to. I only told my stylist because he trusted her, and he told me I had to go see Harklinikken.”
There are so many hair loss treatments they say they do the best products for thinning hair. But after consulting with his personal stylist, Gray decided to take a chance and consult with Harklinikken. (Lake Ricky he is also an avid user and spokesperson). Gray said that at first, she was hesitant…even skeptical. But when she met the founder of the brand, she changed her mind. “She looked at my hair and explained to me what was going on…I immediately knew she was talking to someone who cared about her and that she had dedicated her life to scalp health and hair loss treatment” .
Harklinikken Founder Lars Skjøth explained to Gray that “the health of the hair completely depends on the health of the scalp.” She says Prevention that the connection between scalp health and hair growth “never occurred to him.” “The scalp is a continuation of our skin, which we care a lot about taking care of,” she says, “but I was using all these products and hiding the fact that my hair quality was getting worse.”
Harklinikken also explained that the changes Gray noticed in his hair were also related to age. And there is research to back this up. One study found that more than half of postmenopausal women will experience female hair loss. “I never considered myself someone who would be a candidate for hair loss because I always had so much,” says Gray. She points out that she didn’t know how much of a problem her thinning hair had become until it started to improve. “I didn’t know what I was missing because [the hair loss] It was so subtle and gradual.”
After her consultation with the brand, Gray says founder Lars Skjøth taught her how to use three simple products to get her hair back. “It’s just a few products and it’s very simple,” says Gray. An interesting step, which worried Gray at first, was wash the hair every day. But, she says, once his scalp was clean, she began to see progress.
“I couldn’t believe the dramatic difference in the before and after photos, my entire hairline had filled in, my part got tighter and my hair was still growing.”
Although she found her hair thinning while she was in isolation, Gray says that when quarantine restrictions were lifted, her hair felt better than ever. “I was alone during the pandemic and I wasn’t really away from home, but when I came out of the pandemic, my hair was ready.”
Now that Gray has seen the results for herself, she has become one of many celebrity ambassadors for Harklinikkenand swear by their products.
Gray admits that he’s been lucky on his own journey and says he doesn’t take anything for granted. “I’m happier because I’m older, I’m happier because I’m happier, and then I have the added bonus that my hair is better, it’s like a cherry on top.” She says that “if you are not happy, your hair will not make you happy. But if you’re happy, your hair can make you happier.”
When we asked Gray if she had any final words of wisdom for women who may be struggling with hair loss, she said, “love yourself and continue to love yourself as you age. You lose some things, but what you are gaining so far outweighs what you are losing if you do it right and know how to adapt.”
That is a message worth repeating.
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