Beautiful At Any Age – Aging Hair

Older woman with short dark hair smiling

The words aging and beauty are not a contradiction. As science learns more about the human body, age is truly becoming simply a number. Skin care has been the focus for much of this advancement. Aging hair is also a concern since hair plays such a large role in revealing or concealing your age. Knowing how aging changes your hair needs is important. The following tips can help you achieve healthy, vibrant hair!

Aging Hair?

Beauty begins on the inside and, as you get older, your body needs additional nutrients. If you’re having hair trouble, vitamins may be a good place to start. Since thinning hair is a by-product of age, consider taking Biotin, a supplement known to help hair grow faster and retain its thickness. Folic acid and vitamin A help keep gray hair at bay. CoQ10 brings back the elasticity and body in your hair. There are also supplements meant specifically for your hair with nutrients such as taurine, zinc, grape seed extract, and green tea that will strengthen hair follicles. Figure out what your hair needs and take your daily dose.

Protect It!

Hair care products made specifically for anti-aging are another thing to consider. Just as your body needs more care as you get older, so does your hair. Hair gets drier and more brittle as you age so look for products with ingredients such as peptides, ceramide, green tea, and camellia oil for added moisture and strength. Also, be sure to protect your hair from the sun by using products with a UV filter. Add a weekly conditioning treatment to your hair regiment and consider regular scalp treatments. Think of these as a workout that will get you shinier, stronger hair.

Keep It Healthy!

Having a cut and color that suits your hair, your skin tone and your face shape is vital to looking your best. As you get older, all of these factors change so don’t get stuck in a rut. Get highlights to blend your gray if you only have a few scattered strands; go to full color if you need more coverage. Get a cut that helps with the problems that come with older hair: add layers or a shorter length if it begins to thin or add bangs to create more contrast. Talk to your hair stylist about finding the best look for you.

Most importantly, don’t assume that older means you can’t look fabulous. With the right tools, your birthday can just be another excuse to party! Keep everyone guessing about how many candles are on the cake – and making their own wish for hair as great as yours.

Jyl Craven
About the author

My love and passion for the hair industry started when I was very young. I have always felt very fortunate in knowing that being a hair designer/educator was my future. I constantly strive to better educate myself and my design team. Making others look and feel their best is what I strive to achieve. My specialty is hair color, but I love cutting as well. To be the best artist you can, I feel you must be well rounded in all of your skills. That is why I also train other salons across the country in all of L ´Oréal Professionnel color and cutting techniques. I have been privileged to work with the most talented artists in the industry. Thank you for visiting our site and I hope to see you in our salon.