Updated: Aug 30
The right hair care turn the clock back
As you reach your 50s, it is important to take good care of your skin and hair. We naturally think about how important skin care is but we often forget how we can impact our the health of our hair too!I If you are one of those ladies, here are some great tips when it comes to hair care!
Nourishment is key to healthy hair
Once again, you are what you eat! When you consume nutritious food, it shows in the health of your hair. Make sure that you eat healthy, and your diet contains the right portions of vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin A, B-Vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin D and Iron. Diet actually contributes to the overall health of your hair!
You can also get several over-the-counter hair and nail supplements that are also
effective. Make sure you indulge in salon hair treatments every now and again to enhance the health of your hair. They really make a difference! A treatment helps to moisturize your hair and it is important because our hair loses moisture when we color, treat or
straighten it, use heat tools and chemical products on it and expose it to sunlight.
Keep it clean and fresh
Most of the products we use on our hair are packed with chemicals that are bad for it. If
you have used such products, don't leave them on your hair for long durations because
that can make your hair look dull and lifeless. If you have super oily scalps, you should lightly
shampoo every day while those with normal scalp should wash it every 2 nd or
3 rd day. Avoid shampoo if your ends are dry. In this case, you can just rinse properly and
apply conditioner to your hair to refresh it. A good practice is to use sulfate-free
shampoos because they don't strip the natural oils in your hair. Never skip using
conditioners after a hair wash because they keep your hair moisturized, shiny and easy
to manage. Use a clarifying shampoo as a deep cleaner which removes residue and buildup.
Get a healthy shine
Shiny hair makes you look younger. Avoid products that take away the shine of your
hair. These include aerosol sprays and mousse and contain higher quantities of alcohol
which leaves your hair dry. To keep your hair shining, make sure that you oil it regularly
with natural oils like mustard, coconut, olive, argan and others. The products that you
can use to make it appear shiny include serums, light wax, or volumizing sprays.
Choose the right hairstyle
As you grow older, your hair is likely to become thinner and wispier on the ends. A good haircut can mask some of these hair loss issues. Speaking of a good haircut, do you know the shape of your face and the best cut to suit your shape? Here are 10 great face shape apps that will be sure to help you find the best cut for you. Many women look better with shorter hair as we age but a short cut is not for everyone! Avoiding the middle part is a good idea because it pronounces the vertical lines of your face. These include the marionette lines around your nose and mouth, and your forehead. Shorter layers around your hairline and face will cover areas that have lesser hair as you age. So, go for a texturizing or razor haircut that adds natural-looking, soft volume to your hair and makes it look healthy. Style your hair in a way that keeps its volume intact, and the direction should be more toward the face instead of away from it. Styling away from your face or severe styling both highlight your fine lines and make you look older. In general, if you have the right haircut that is appropriate for your texture and hair type, you will require minimal effort to style it daily.
Use the right tools and products
Go for more natural products as much as possible. Choose the right tools for cutting,
trimming, or brushing your hair. There are products, tools, and accessories available for
each hair type. If you can't find the right tools for your hair type, make sure that you
consult a hair expert, professional barber, or hairstylist. When it comes to brushing your hair, use a wide-toothed comb for wet hair because it prevents breakage, is gentle on your scalp, decreases the number of split ends, and detangles your hair easily. Use a soft brush for brushing dry hair, and if your hair is long, always start from the bottom and slowly work your way up towards your scalp to avoid breakage.
Caring for your hair is not as difficult as it might seem. With these simple tips, you can maintain hair that looks and feels healthy.