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Cliphair Presents: The Top Tips For Ageing Hair!
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As we age, our hair may become thinner and lose its natural volume – this is, unfortunately, a sign of time passing for all of us. Although in the past the common solution for this type of issue was getting the infamous “old lady haircut”, nowadays there are plenty of options for you to age gracefully and maintain a glamorous, glorious mane. Here’s how to keep your tresses healthy, beautiful and full of life throughout your golden years!
Use Gentle Hair Care Products
Ageing hair usually equals more delicate hair, so it's important to use gentle shampoos and conditioners to avoid further damage. Nowadays there are many options that are specifically designed for ageing hair – and always make sure that the formulas you go for don’t contain any sulfates and alcohol, as these are drying agents. If you’re using Remy hair extensions, this is even more so a requirement as part of hair extensions care!
As we get older, our scalp produces less oil – which can lead to dryness and brittleness in your hair. When picking new hair products, you’ll find out that nourishing and moisturising formulas are going to be very helpful. Invest in a good scalp treatment serum that focuses on soothing and packing your skin with hydration. Make sure you also protect your scalp under the sun with a good SPF-focused hair product. Last but not least, restoring moisture in your tresses with a deep conditioning treatment, done once a week or so, will keep things in check for you.
If you’re using human hair extensions, spritzing some Moisture Lock spray on your tresses will keep them shiny and hydrated throughout the day.
Brush Your Hair With Love
Since your hair can get thinner and more prone to dryness and breakage, changing your brushing game will be a necessary step to take. Make sure that you always use leave-in conditioner to help your brush or comb glide through your tresses seamlessly and without causing any damage.
Invest In Silk Pillow Covers
Silk or sateen pillow covers and bedding are a great solution to protect your hair and skin at night. If you're wearing permanent hair extensions, this also ensures that your luxury tresses don't experience any unwanted friction that could potentially lead to breakage and frizz!
Another good custom is to use more gentle hair styling accessories such as silk scrunchies; make sure that your hair ties are nylon made and without any metal attachments that could snap your hairs off.
Wash Your Hair Less Frequently
When approaching senior years, a lot of people notice a change in the oil production on their scalp and skin. This usually means that you can finally give your hair a break and wash it less frequently so that you don't risk any dandruff or flaky scalp.
If your hair is going full grey, you can always boost its natural depth in colour by using purple shampoo. Be careful, however, as this type of product tends to be a little drying. Speak to your hairdresser if you'd like to start using it to revive your silver tones!
Use Heat Protection
Heat-based styling tools such as hair straighteners, wavers, and curling irons can cause damage to ageing hair. Use a heat protectant spray before letting any of these items come any close to your tresses, avoid using them too frequently, and always keep your heat settings on low. If possible, let your hair air dry instead of using a hair dryer (you can read more about this in our dedicated blog – Let It Breathe: How To Air-Dry Your Hair Like A Pro) and try to limit your use of heat styling tools to special occasions only.
You could also look into heatless styling techniques, especially if you’re interested in curls and waves! From braids to curling ribbons, there are many ways you can achieve different types of gorgeous blowouts without incurring any heat damage. Find out how in our post: How To Get Heatless Curls In 12 Easy Ways.
Get Regular Trims
I can’t stress this enough – regular trims can help keep your hair healthy and prevent split ends, which can make ageing hair look even thinner. This doesn’t mean that you need to get a dramatic big chop and keep your hair short if you don’t like it: aim to get a trim every 6-8 weeks to keep your mane healthy and full looking from roots to tips.
Boost Thickness And Volume With Human Hair Extensions
Human hair extensions can be a great way to add thickness and volume to your hair – and no, they aren’t age-specific! Nowadays, lots of people from lots of different backgrounds use hair extensions to enhance their mane and look super glamorous. Clip-in extensions are a quick and easy way to boost fullness and movement in your tresses, or even add a few precious inches of length for a change!
Look for high-quality, Remy human hair extensions that blend seamlessly with your natural hair for the most natural-looking results.
If you’d like a more permanent solution instead, you could look into products such as Nano ring hair extensions – that you can get professionally fitted at the salon, and re-use the same high-quality hair on your next appointment.
Embracing your greys? Make it stylish with natural grey hair extensions.
Change Your Eating Habits
You are what you eat, and let's be honest: skin and hair do reflect a healthy eating regimen. Implementing super-foods in your diet can dramatically change the way your hair looks, incrementing shine, thickness, bounce and elasticity.
Food like salmon, nuts, avocado, berries and spinach are rich in minerals, fatty acids and vitamins that can help boost your hair's health!
Find some recipe ideas to enhance your mane's beauty here: 10 Tasty Brunch Ideas To Boost Your Hair's Health.
Ageing hair doesn't have to mean thin, lifeless locks – quite the opposite! Taking proper care of your hair during your golden age will mean embracing a new phase of your life with grace, making you look as beautiful as ever.
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