You might worry about your skin aging: wrinkles, fine lines and sun damage. But do you ever worry about your hair? As you age, your hair can change drastically. For men, they could start balding. For women, pregnancy and hormones can wreak havoc on your hair. What can you do? You can help your hair stay soft, smooth and gorgeous and stop your hair from aging and your hair from ageing you.
After you turn 30-years-old, your hair may start thinning. It doesn’t matter what type of hair you have. Frequently using chemicals, dying your hair and using products and styling tools can only make it worse and age your hair faster.
Just like the sun can damage your skin for years to come, the sun can also damage your hair. Your scalp and the hair along your part will most likely see the most damage, especially if you’ve been sunburned there. The sun gets rid of all the moisture in your hair, dries out your scalp, makes your color look dull and eliminates shine. Try a styling cream with SPF and focus on your part and hairline. This will help minimize damage. Also try moving your part around to minimize sun exposure in the same spots.
If you think that you have to chop your long locks when you age, you’re wrong. It isn’t about styling for your age, it is about styling for your facial shape. Do some research online or ask your hair stylist about the best haircuts for your facial shape and features.
Be sure to take your vitamins inside and out! Take vitamins daily, especially vitamins A, B, C, E and Calcium and Magnesium. You can also use shampoos and conditioners that contain these vitamins for added support to reduce damage. Be sure to look at the labels and skip shampoos or conditioners that contain sulfates. Sulfates strip your hair of its natural oils and are much too harsh. Even if you’re not expecting, pre-natal vitamins and Biotin are great for healthy hair, skin and nails.
Don’t overuse products. You may be tempted to keep spraying and spraying your hair spray, but you don’t want the “grandmotherly helmet head” from too much hairspray or product. Go easy and try to find a hairspray or other styling products that avoid a hard, crunchy texture in your hair. Also, don’t spray too close to your head or try a very lightweight mousse for lightweight texture that won’t be unattractive.
We all know that we are what we eat. What you eat affects your body and it also affects your hair. Try consuming these foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that will improve the health of your hair and scalp. Dark green vegetables like spinach, broccoli and Swiss chard have Vitamin A and C and Iron that protect against hair loss. Lean meats are also great for your hair because they contain protein. Protein can help stop hair loss. If you’re looking to re-grow or grow hair, low-fat dairy is great for promoting hair growth. Try yogurt and cottage cheese that contain awesome hair-boosting calcium.
If all else fails, ask your hairstylist about ways to prevent aging and thinning hair. You may need to try har regrowth treatment routine specifically for women , like Keranique to help if your hair is getting beyond repair or thinning excessively. If you hair keeps failing out, see your primary care physician as this could be a sign and symptom of a more serious disease.
Do you have aging hair? What do you do to keep yourself looking young and fresh? Share your tips with us!