4 ways to age-proof your hair
New Idea Beauty Writer / April 06 2017
The tricks to great hair, even when you're going grey
As you age, your hair gets harder to manage, and what used to work for you may no longer suit your change in hair texture and colour. But it's possible to achieve amazing hair at any age; just follow these tips from celebrity hairdresser Franck Provost.
Prevent thinning hair
With age, hair growth slows – and the hair that does grow becomes sparse and fine. You can improve density with volumising products like TRESemmé Youth Boost Fullness Emulsion Spray and minimising breakage by using styling tools on lower heat settings. Shorter styles with layers can make your hair a look full and improve manageability.
Hair turns grey when the cells stop producing pigment due to age or stress. But why not embrace it? Highlights and lowlights offer dimension and guard against flatness. Lighter tones of champagne, ash, silver and a very pale blonde work well and create the illusion of full, healthy hair. Use light-reflecting hair products to maintain radiance and natural shine. Try John Frieda Clear Shine Luminous Glaze.
Restore your dry hair
Oil glands don’t produce as much sebum as we get older, which means hair quickly becomes dry. Oil-based products can help combat this, but try reducing the use of heat styling tools – they will weaken your strands. Instead, be sure to use moisturising shampoos and conditioners. We like Essano Argan Oil Of Morocco Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner.
Strengthen brittle hair
Hair becomes brittle and loses its elasticity with age. Eating foods rich in omega-3 and 6 fatty acids – such as oily fish and avocado – will help hydrate the scalp and strengthen follicles. Try using a conditioning masque at least twice a week, like A’kin by Al’chemy Ginkgo & Jojoba Intense Moisture Masque.