AntiAging Hair Care Tips and Advice

To many women, their hair is a vanity that they couldn’t live without. Why do you think there are so many different kinds of shampoos, conditioners and hair coloring products? First and foremost, gray hair can materialize at any age; it doesn’t necessarily mean that you are getting old. Gray hair develops because of a drop in pigmentation levels. As we age, our hair does produce less melanin. Melanin is the pigment that also gives our skin its color. Simply, our hair turns gray because of less melanin in the hair follicles themselves.

There are also other problems that can happen when we age. Our hair becomes drier and so will require more moisture. Moisture is the key to any anti aging hair care system. Older hair tends to change in texture and it will also lose elasticity. Some women’s hair will become thinner and lack body while, for others, their hair will appear more dry but coarse. This happens because hair growth slows in relation to the diminishing size of the hair follicle itself. Hence, there is not enough new growth to totally replace what is lost.

Aging hair also tends to lose its natural shine and softness because sebum, necessary oil, which our skin naturally produces, lessens as we age. Menopause, another necessary evil to aging, slows keratin production. Keratin is important to keeping hair strong and healthy looking.

Many women will chose to color their hair to cover gray. It is recommended, though, not to choose a hair color more than two shades lighter or darker than the natural hair color; for example, a too-dark color will emphasize a dull complexion.

For those who choose to keep their gray, good for you! You should wear each and every gray hair as a badge of honor, you deserve it! To help keep softness and body in aging hair, try using a shampoo and conditioner targeted specifically for gray hair. On some people, gray hair can actually appear to have a greenish or yellowish cast to it. If this is the case, there are graying shampoos available that have a violet based color in them. Also, introducing lowlights or highlights into the hair can hide the gray by essentially blending them into the rest of the hair.

All in all, moisturizing is a requirement for anti aging hair care. To help keep the moisture levels stable in the hair, use a deep conditioning treatment weekly. Take care of your hair and it will love you back.


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