It’s no secret that, as we age, our hair undergoes many changes. Along with grey strands, thinning, dryness and dullness can also occur. Priceline
Hair Director Kenneth Stoddart says there are several things you can do to boost your hair’s health and keep it in top shape. “The best way to make it look healthier is to trim it regularly [every eight weeks] and give it deep conditioning treatments at least once a month,” he says.
“Keeping the colour consistent also helps. Make sure [depending on your hair texture/density] that your ends aren’t thinned out too much, as this can make the hair look weak and frizzy.”
Kenneth also recommends washing your hair only a few times a week. “Don’t shampoo your hair as often, as the lathering process strips away lipids which are there to boost shine,” he explains. “Only shampoo the root area each time and let the rinsing water run through the ends. Make sure that you rinse the shampoo all out, as shampoo residue can dull the hair. Never rub your hair dry with a towel when you come out the shower as this weakens the hair shaft, causing breakage. Always use a wide-tooth comb in the shower to detangle the hair while the conditioner is still in and squeeze excess moisture out of the hair with your towel after rinsing.”
If you find your hair is starting to thin, try a shampoo that is tailored for fine hair as it will help boost growth and volume. As for hairstyles that make you look more youthful, Kenneth suggests opting for lighter highlights and to think about incorporating layers.
“Darker hair can age your face,” he says. “Going two shades lighter all over and then adding some face-framing highlights makes you look younger. Having some soft layers cut around your face helps to draw attention to your best features.” AWW
Lighter colours combined with styling to give volume for thinning hair can give a more youthful look.