As we age, our hair tends to become more dull and limp as well as more coarse and dry. Not to mention the gray hairs. There are ways, however, to improve the look of aging hair. All aging hair can be helped by stimulating the hair at the follicle.
While you are shampooing and conditioning, simply give your scalp a massage.
This brings blood flow to the follicle and activates the growth cycle, which may have slowed down over time.
Aging hair will also greatly benefit from extra conditioning as well as the right haircut and color.
Before coloring aging hair, use a clarifying shampoo to remove any residue, as this will hamper the color’s ability to absorb in your hair.
Plus, go a little bit lighter on the length of the hair and keep the roots just a shade darker so that the hair will appear brighter around your face.
Just because you are getting older doesn’t mean you have to wear your hair short.
In fact, shoulder-length hair can do a lot to camouflage fine lines and wrinkles around the outside edges of the face or on the forehead. Plus, a good cut looks chic at any age. Ask for graduated, angled layers around your face and/or long bangs that you can wear swept over to the side.
These two elements will create an instantly more modern look.
When coloring your hair, stay away from drastic colors, like going way too blonde or jet black.
These extremes will make you look instantly older.
Instead, opt for colors that mix light and dark shades of your color and look brighter and warmer against your skin.
Good options are medium browns and honey blondes. (A hair- stylist can choose the appropriate shades.) These will better camouflage any grays that sprout up, as well.
You should only require coloring every two to three months, but if you feel like you need it more often, ask for a non-ammonia glaze that has fewer chemicals and will add shine to your hair.
If your hair is thinning, your hairstylist can suggest cuts that disguise any thinning areas and flatter your face.
Also, highlights placed in your hair can give the illusion of thicker-looking hair.
There are many treatments for thinning hair, including prescription drugs and creams and hair restoration treatments.
However, hair loss is usually caused by an internal issue (such ashormone fluctuations, medications, poor diet, depression, etc.) and should be checked out by a physician to determine its cause before you spend money on products that may not help.