As you age your hair becomes less dense, oil glands shrink and the colour starts to fade away. These are all natural signs of ageing and with the right procedures in place, you’ll be able to achieve nourished, shiny and vibrant hair once again!
Stop Being So Aggressive
Hair becomes much more fragile when wet and susceptible to breakage. So don’t aggressively brush or dry with a towel after washing. We know time is of the essence but you can dry just as quickly through gently pulsing the towel along hair, without damaging it!
The excessive friction from rubbing will tear the already fragile hair follicles. Look for a towel with micro fibres, they absorb moisture more effectively and aren’t as harsh and brush before you shower. Detangling hair pre-shower means less brushing on the delicate, wet hair follicles.
Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Breakage Spray provides heat proof protection when blow drying. It’s overflowing with vitamins and contains biotin for hair strength.
Use A Deep Conditioner
Once a week apply a deep conditioner to ensure hydration, strength and softness. Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Reparative Hair Pak should do the trick. The creamy treatment includes avocado oil, lemon extract and olive fruit oil. The perfect blend to preserve colour, strengthen hair and provide a healthy glow to even the dullest and driest of hair.
Hold back on the shampoo. Over-washing strips the hair of its natural oils, the stuff which boosts shine, hydrates and prevents hair breakage. Your hair will thank you for it!
If you work out regularly and can’t go a day without shampoo, try rinsing with water. Massage the scalp as you would do usually, this helps to stimulate the hair follicles and distribute natural oils. Afterwards and use a little conditioner on the ends. Your hair will be clean and fragrant while leaving natural oils intact!
Have A Healthy Diet
Your hair is made up of 90% protein, which is why what you eat is so important, it influences the healthy growth of your hair. Incorporate nutritionally rich whole foods into your diet for the best effect and ensure you’re getting enough protein through lean sources, such as chicken breast, oily fish and eggs.
Protect Your Colour
Tap water contains a mix of minerals and chlorine which causes hair colour to fade over time. An easy fix is to add a filter to your shower head to remove most of the unwanted stuff. 60% of the chlorine we absorb daily comes from showering.
The Bottom Line
The correct lifestyle changes can ensure a healthy head of hair, incorporate the right hair care routine on top of this and you’ll have those shiny, silky strands you’ve missed so dearly!