As if we didn’t get enough age betrayal from our faces, necks and hands, now we have to worry about it from our hair. But with these tips, you’re aging locks will go from a dull gray to a healthy (youthful) shine!
Add Bulk – Like our male counterparts, us females have to worry about thinning tresses, too. When searching for styling products, look for supplements to fatten up your strands. To strengthen weakened hair, try taking 1,000 micrograms of biotin and 500 milligrams of niacin on a daily basis. You may also want to try a women’s rogaine solution twice a day to stimulate hair growth.
Volumize – Use the oldest trick in the book when fighting thin, limp tresses: invest in a great texturizing serum – and use it everyday. Voluminous Victoria Secret-model hair is about as foxy as your hair can get, so help it along the path to sexy! Another great way to volumize hair is to become a pro at teasing. Gently backcomb at the roots for extra volume at the crown of your head.
Try: Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray; Remington Extreme Volume and Shine Hair Dryer
Cover Those Gray Roots – Have age-promoting gray roots but can’t make it to the salon until next week? For a quick fix, style your hair in waves. Curls create a thicker texture, making gray hairs harder to notice. Avoid styles that will brazenly show off your roots, such as slicked back ponytails and straight parts. For temporary coverage, try ColorMark Temporary Liquid Hair Color wand. This applicator smoothly guides color onto your hair and will last until your next hair wash.
Add Shine – Shiny hair is extremely youthful and sexy. The easiest way to achieve a boost of shine is through heated styling. However, be sure to apply a heat-protecting spray to your hair before use, as you want to prevent damage to hair from heated styling tools. When blow drying, use the concentrator attachment for better aim straight down the shaft of your hair, helping the cuticle to lay flat. Seal the cuticle with a flat iron or curling wand.
Shampoo Right – Washing hair can cause it to lose its radiance after awhile. The average shampoo and conditioner has a pH of 7, causing hair cuticles to lift up and fade in color. Use a shampoo with a pH between 4.5 and 6 to prevent this.
Try: Oribe Hair Care Shampoo for Beautiful Color
Preventative Measures – Everything we do to our hair (heat styling, dying/highlighting, hair brushes, etc.) eventually do cause damage to its strength and durability. To fix as well as prevent this inevitable damage, try to wash your hair every other day rather than once a day, and air dry whenever possible. Use anti-breakage, strengthening and restorative shampoos. These are more likely to ensure ingredients that create layers on the hair shaft and seal split ends. Try to deep condition your hair on a weekly basis for a more concentrated, hair smoothing experience.
Try: Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask