Did you know that hair ages just like every other part of your body and it goes beyond its turning grey? The very texture of your hair changes when this happens, similar to how your skin changes due to the reduction of collagen within it. In light of this, you need to rethink your hair care routine once you pass the age of 50, or even earlier. The rule of thumb here is to start on an anti-aging hair care program the same time you start using this type of creams and serums for your skin. (Image Credit: Michael McAuliffe/Unsplash)
Anti-Aging Hair Care Tips: Hydrate, Nourish, Revitalize
Forego chemical treatments
When your hair starts aging, it weakens and there is nothing you can do to reverse this process or stop it completely. This means that chemical treatments, which damage your locks by default, will become progressively more harmful. Therefore, the safest way is to avoid them completely.
This means no perms, no hair straightening, and no colouring. The latter is a source of much resentment because many women seek to cover their grey hairs. However, celebrities of today are embracing the grey and leading others by example. Sadly, there are still quite a few of those who cover it up, but the trend for natural beauty in all its forms is gaining strength. Preserving the health of your locks should be a powerful motivator to vote for grey but natural instead of coloured but on the verge of hair loss.
Become a frequent visitor at your salon
At this point in your life, using professional-grade hair care products becomes essential. Same as you do with Botox for the face, you should apply Fanola salon treatments to your hair to restructure, nourish, and strengthen it. You need professional-grade products because, similar to specialized anti-aging skin treatments, they produce much better results.
This type of products contains higher concentrations of active ingredients. Therefore, they are able to strengthen and restore your locks much more efficiently. Talk to your stylist to determine how often you need to get this kind of care and how you can support your locks at home between treatments.
Eat your way to anti-aging hair care
Your diet affects your hair greatly, and this situation becomes more pronounced as you age. Fueling your hair care program from within can do wonders, so be sure to rethink your meal plan right away.
The elements your hair needs the most at this point are:
- Vitamin C to stimulate hair growth.
Get it from berries, citrus fruits, spinach, and bell peppers.
- Vitamin E to offer protection from the environment and keep your hair hydrated.
You can find it in nuts and seeds of any kind.
- Omega 3 fatty acids for smoother texture and shine.
The best source of omega 3 is fatty fish. You can also get small amounts from nuts and flax seeds.
- Iron for better blood flow and hair loss prevention.
Get your iron from leafy greens and beans.
- Zinc for hair loss prevention and treatment, as well as general hair strengthening.
Zinc is an extremely potent anti-inflammatory agent that you should consume regularly regardless of whether your hair is aging or not. This mineral is often lacking in our diet as the best sources of it are oysters and legumes.
Note that all these are ingredients of an “anti-aging diet”. Therefore, if you develop a meal plan that will provide you with large amounts of each of these elements, your looks will benefit on every level. The same goes for your whole body as this kind of healthy nutrition improves your wellbeing.
Add extra hydration
Even if your hair wasn’t dry before, you should start using hydrating hair care products now. Aging makes your hair dry and brittle because of the textural changes to your locks. Therefore, extra hydration helps slow down this process and reduce the risk of your locks breaking and splitting.
This added protection becomes essential if you choose to colour your locks. If this happens, you should use a moisturizing hair mask once a week at the least and deep-conditioning treatment with the same frequency.
At home, you can hydrate with DIY masks. Make them by combining olive or coconut oil with honey, some bananas, avocados, or eggs. These homemade remedies will help keep your locks silky and soft before you increase this effect by several times when you get a professional conditioning treatment.