By Ravi Patel
As you age, the production of natural oils in your scalp decreases dramatically. And you start witnessing more dryness, brittleness and more thinness in your hair. They look more damaged and dull. Well, fret not! These are the common signs of aging hair. But the important thing to remember here is, all these hair problems can be fixed!
Here are the 5 best tips to moisturize and strengthen your aging hair. Remember, your hair can look stunning at any age.
Let’s start with a healthy diet!
Indeed, the first thing you need to do is prepare a healthy diet for yourself. After all, your overall health plays a crucial role in determining the health of your hair. Add lots of green vegetables and fresh fruits in your daily diet. Drink plenty of water. Avoid eating junk foods and packaged drinks.
Eating a right amount of food that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as flaxseeds and fish can also provide the essential nutrition to your locks and make them look gorgeous again. You can also make use of flax seed oil and fish oil that are easily available out there. Eating right food and drinking enough water every day will help your scalp maintain the required moisture and will replenish your aging locks.
Take essential vitamins/supplements to replenish your hair
If eating a healthy diet isn’t helping you much, you can consult your hair doctor and begin with natural supplements like Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Biotin (Vitamin B complex). These supplements will help your body get the required nutrition, which will promote hair growth and get you beautiful locks.
Style up them
Talk to your hair stylist and get a right hairstyle that goes well with your aging face and mature locks. A lightly layered style will help you look younger and graceful compared to short bobs. Consider your hair type while deciding your right cut with a stylist.
Get them trimmed regularly
Hair thinning is an inevitable issue with increasing age. This is why it is even more important to get your hair trimmed at every 2-3 month. It will help you avoid irregular growth and split ends. Regular trimming will make your hair look healthier and thicker.
Choose your hair care products wisely
Whether it is your hair shampoo, conditioner or mask, make sure it is suitable for your aging hair type. You simply can’t experiment with any hair care product available off-the-shelf. Find shampoos that don’t contain parabens and sulfates.
If you have very dry hair, look for a good quality shampoo that contains collagen and glycerin. Give your hair deep conditioning once in a week to maintain its moisture and softness. Make use of natural oils such as coconut oil, almond oil, and argan oil for at least 2 times in a week; apply the oil before 4-6 hours of shampoo.
Some other tips you must consider,
- Avoid heat treatments and chemical treatments. They rip moisture from your hair and make your hair weaker, dull and dry.
- Never wash your hair with super hot water. It can strip your hair of natural oils. After shampooing, rinse your hair with cool water.
- Instead of shampooing your hair more frequently, it is recommended to use a good quality dry shampoo so you can maintain the natural oil level in your hair.
- If you find it irresistible to use hair styling products, make sure the one you choose is protein-infused.
Given good care, your aging hair can look healthy and gorgeous all the time!