Fine lines, wrinkles, grey hair - just some of the telltale signs that we’re aging. While it’s inevitable that time catches up with us, we still have a lot of say when it comes to aging gracefully. We have creams, moisturizers, and vitamins to take care of the rest of our body, and of course, we have a lot of ways to take care of our aging hair.
Cut Through the Thinning
As we age, hormones play a role in thinning of hair, on top of our follicles becoming smaller. The shrinkage in the follicles leads to finer hair that is almost hard to see. While there are topical medications that help make aging hair look fuller, there are also herbal remedies like gugo and coconut oil that help nourish the strands.
Getting a shorter cut also helps with easing the thinning look - getting layers so that we achieve an illusion of fullness can greatly help. It’s not about cutting it short just because we’re getting older, ok?
Do Without the Dryness
Speaking of coconut oil, it can also be a very good way to address the dryness that eventually happens to aging hair. Like our follicles, oil glands on our scalp shrink as we grow older, producing less oil and making our hair and scalp prone to dryness. Argan oil is also a recommended way to rehydrate those tresses. The general rule is, when in doubt, moisturize your hair!
Brush Away the Brittleness
Our hair loses its elasticity as we age making it prone to brittleness, but taking supplements like Biotin and silica help to bring back the strength to our locks. On top of that, a diet rich in protein and iron helps ensure hair health as we grow older.
It’s also good to note that brittleness can be avoided by easing up on heating products and intense styling, and using gentler strokes when brushing. Investing in softer-bristled brushes also does the trick!
The most telltale sign of aging hair is obviously greying. While researchers have yet to make a direct link between stress and greying, other factors such as Vitamin B deficiency, genetics, smoking, and certain medical conditions may contribute to its occurrence. While there has yet to be a way to stop hair from turning grey, there are ways to make sure it looks healthy, keeps its shine, or you can always choose to color it. Shades Powder, for example, has an ammonia-free, vitamin-infused formulation that ensures only the best nourishment for your hair and scalp, providing lasting shine and vibrant colors as it moisturizes your hair. With just one product, you can address a lot of the different problems that come with aging hair! And it’s so easy to use, too. Simply add water to the Shades Powder of your choice, mix, apply, and rinse after 30 minutes. Your hair will look and feel brand new in no time! Just remember to do a patch test to make sure your skin to avoid allergic reactions to the active ingredients.