Unfortunately, ageing is inevitable, and goes without saying for hair too, causing it to become brittle and lose density and colour. Just like anti-aging skin care, there are lots ways to keep your mature locks looking as young as you feel. Although unlike skin, hair does not regenerate itself so it is vitally important to look after every inch of it, from root to tip.
Hair Care: A good hair care routine is crucial to promote healthy younger looking hair. Over the year’s hair becomes drier and thinner, so using a moisturising and volumising shampoo and conditioner will help keep hair hydrated while encouraging root lift. Strengthening products will help to prevent breakage and strengthen weak hair from within. Hair thickening treatments will give you an overall feeling of denser hair and stimulate the scalp and blood flow to boost new hair growth.
Colour: Getting hair colour right as you age is a must! Too light and it can emphasise lines and wrinkles, too dark and it can emphasise age spots and dark circles. If you are blonde, it is essential that your hair colour is the correct tone for your skin and eyes. Add lighter and darker pieces to create thickness and texture. If you are dark, ensure that your hair colour is multi-tonal, this will create a more natural look, preventing a mask effect. Add lighter pieces around the face and scattered through your parting to camouflage unwanted greys.
For colouring mature hair, I recommend L’OREAL INOA SUPREME. ‘It is the first ammonia free permanent anti-ageing hair dye to safely cover grey hair, and giving an overall more youthful look. The colour, which is enriched with oil, leaves beautiful, age-defying colour that’s bright and looks natural. The technology balances the combination of shades perfectly to complement aging skin tones. Plus, the colour helps provide texture to hair for a fuller look. INOA Supreme leaves hair feeling conditioned with sublime colour radiance until your next colour appointment. Experience L’Oréal’s ultimate in luxury colour, at Urbanroots, with improved comfort during the development time and no odour. So you can sit back and enjoy!’
Style: If you unsure about colour and opt for the natural look, which I am I huge fan off, it is important that your haircut is right for you. This doesn’t necessarily mean short! Work with your stylist to create a cut that will suit your face shape and lifestyle. A soft and textured look will give the hair movement and volume, which can help lift the face and promote youth. Maintaining your hair shape I recommend a cut every 4-6 weeks. Doing this will prevent split ends, keeping hair in great condition promoting healthy hair. I try to encourage my clients to change up their parting or style their hair with loose waves at home as this can instantly create volume. Always use heat protecting products to prevent damaging your hair and premature ageing.
If there is anything that you would like me to discuss in the coming months, please do not hesitate to contact me, my email is Pamela.Urbanroots@gmail.com