7 reasons your hair could be ageing you
And how to get your strands looking instantly younger
New Idea New Idea and WHO Executive Beauty Editor / May 26 2017
Hairstylist and Wella ambassador Renya Xydis says a tired hairstyle can make you look a lot older. She shares the common mistakes we make, and her simple styling tips to unlock a youthful look.
#2 / Lacklustre finish
“Shiny skin looks healthy and youthful – and the same goes for shiny hair,” Xydis explains. “Embrace hair oils to seal cuticles and lock in moisture.” Try L’Oreal Paris Hair Expertise UltraRich Precious Oil Mist.
#3 / Ratty ends
“Older women can have long hair, so long as it’s well cut and maintained,” she says. “I also recommend investing in a salon blow-dry once or twice a week.” If you’re blow-drying at home, don’t forget the heat protectant –we like Matrix Style Link Heat Buffer Thermal Styling Spray.
#4 / Ageing colour
Xydis advises: “To achieve a youthful colour, it’s best to see a professional. It’s also equally important to commit to post-colour maintenance.” For hard-to-maintain blonde hair, try a violet-hued treatment like Redken Blonde Idol Conditioner – Violet.
#5 / Poor maintenance
Weekly protein and moisture treatments are time-consuming. But the result is fewer breakages or split ends, which ultimately will look more vibrant.” At home, try TRESemme Youth Boost Youth Correcting Essence –it restores softness and shine to ageing strands.
#6 / Thin strands
“For thinning hair, layers add volume and create the illusion of fuller hair,” Xydis suggests. “A deep side part is a quick and easy cover-up.” Also try L’Oréal Professionnel Denser Hair Serum.
#7 / Wrong style
“For a flattering hairstyle, I’d recommend some loose waves set with a shine spray. This style is forgiving of fly-aways and has a great shimmering finish,” she says. Try Wella EIMI Shimmer Delight.
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Adriana has been writing about the beauty world for more than 15 fun-filled years and has a real passion for helping women navigate gracefully through those tricky 45+ years.