Thinning hair is an age-old problem for women everywhere; especially of the post-menopausal persuasion. It’s not just hormonal changes that leave women a little thin on top. Harsh chemical treatments, vitamin deficiencies, and even hereditary factors could be to blame. Read on know some effective anti-aging hair care tips to help you maintain healthy tresses:
Try to use least shampoo as you could. Over-sudsing your hair strips away lipids that boost shine and prevent breakage and that’s especially problematic as your scalp’s lipid count starts to drop (which can happen after menopause).
Always choose moisturizing or colour-protecting shampoos, which will do the least damage. To keep strands shiny, be sure to rinse thoroughly, for about a minute. You have no idea how dulling the shampoo residue can be!
Always make it a point to oil your hair before your shampoo. You can make a mixture of castor oil and coconut oil and apply it on your hair and scalp. Keep it overnight and shampoo the next morning. Castor oil is said to promote hair growth and strengthen hair. DIY hot oil treatment >>
You know that hair is most fragile when it’s wet, which is why you’d never rub it with a towel. Older hair is already more fragile, and combing it right out of the shower is also trouble. So detangle in the shower with a wide-tooth comb while you still have conditioner in your hair. And once or twice a week, slather on a creamy deep-conditioning treatment with essential oils, like sunflower, coconut or argan oil.
Dullness, dryness, flyaways, and frizz are all compounded by blow-dryers, flatirons, and curling irons. You could stop heat-styling altogether or you could upgrade to less-damaging models: ionic blow-dryers with 2,000-plus watts, ceramic irons, or the Coolway System, which straightens hair without going over 300 degrees.
Use a heat-protective spray before styling. It coats hair with a layer of silicone and that’s the only thing protecting your hair.
One of the signs of aging hair is thinning hair, but if we keep our scalps clean and well-cared for, we can look forward to healthier and less hair loss. Give your scalp a clarifying treatment to keep pores on the scalp free and clear, and keep strands silky smooth! You could try scalp steaming that cleanses the scalp pores. DIY scalp scrub >>
Loosen up your hair as much as you can. Tight ponytails, braids, topknots, and towel turbans anything that puts stress on your roots are a bad idea. They lead to breakage, which can make you look like you have a receding hairline.
Try to incorporate anti-aging hair products in your hair care routine like anti-aging shampoo, conditioner, serum etc.
A great anti-aging hair tip for all types of hair is to adopt a healthy diet! Our health, including our hair, is highly influenced by what we eat, so a key factor in keeping hair looking young and sexy is to eat a clean diet. Nosh on foods like salmon, lentils, Greek yogurt, blueberries and lean poultry to give your hair a big dose of protein and vitamins to keep tresses strong and plentiful!
Don’t let your age reflect on your hair! Take good care of it using these effective tips.