As we age, so does our hair. Here are a few tips and tricks I’ve come up with to help your hair age gracefully.
Exercise & Nutrition
Get this: you can actually make your hair grow healthier, thicker, and longer with proper nutrition and exercise! Aerobic exercise increases circulation which improves the health of hair follicles promoting healthier hair. Going to the gym is like killing three birds with one stone – healthy body, healthy mind, and healthy hair. Hit up the gym or get outside and moving the recommended 3-5 times per week.
Also, a well-balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies it going to help provide your body with all the nutrients it needs to keep your hair as healthy as possible. Need some ideas on what to eat to keep your hair healthy? Look no further. Good-for-you foods like salmon, nuts, leafy veggies, and low-fat dairy all have vitamins and nutrients that contribute to healthy hair.
Hair trims are always important, but what’s really important here is getting the right haircut for your aging hair. The first thing most women tend to do when their hair starts growing a little finer is cut it off. Instead, try working with your stylist to find a lightly layered look that falls around your face and is an appropriate length for you. Look for styles that compliment your face shape. Mid-length and longer haircuts often helps women feel vibrant and confident, which is a plus at any age!
Oftentimes women can be hesitant to get regular trims. Having more hair on your head, no matter the condition, can make you feel like your hair is full and healthy. Not the case! Damaged, brittle ends will give you a ratty and unkempt look. Not only will regular trims keep your hair healthy, it also boosts your confidence! What woman doesn’t feel fabulous after being pampered at a salon? Frequent trims also give you a chance to check in with your stylist about the condition of your hair. These “check-ups” are important for staying on top of your hair’s changing needs.
Embrace your silver fox! Don’t worry about coloring your hair anymore. Celebrities like Helen Mirren, Diane Keaton, and Jamie Lee Curtis are all fabulous inspiration for flaunting gray tresses.
Excessive chemical processing can be harmful, especially to your aging hair. The chemicals can break down the hair follicles and natural protein fibers. Go easy on the straightening, blow drying, and curling too. We all want to look our best and style our hair, but occasionally treat your hair to an air dry session. You’d be surprised the difference it will make!
- Use a natural bristle brush instead of one made of synthetic materials.
- Use lightweight products to keep your hair full of bounce.
- Don’t make your pony tail too tight. Rule of thumb is wrap the pony tail holder three times (just twice if you have coarse or curly hair!)
What have you tried to help with your aging hair? Have your embraced your silver fox? We’d love to know!