As we get older, our hair is one of the things that can give away our age like nothing else. Luckily, it’s also possible to do a lot with our hair to ensure that it can actually be used as an anti-aging tool rather than a beacon showing everyone exactly what decade of life we’re in.
The older we get, the more our hair changes. The hair follicles get smaller (so our hair appears finer), pigment stops being produced (thus the gray hair), and sebum production reduces (making our hair more brittle and less soft and shiny). So what can be done to reduce these effects? Read on to find out more.
Combat Hair Loss
Something that can become a problem for both men and women is hair loss. Losing your hair as you get older is all part of the aging process, and even those who had a full head of thick hair for most of their lives can fall foul of this particular symptom.
There are a number of different ‘miracle cures’ you can buy online to boost your hair’s thickness or even grow it back once you start to lose it, but many of these are placebos at best. Ideally, you should seek help from a doctor who can prescribe medication that is proven to help. Alternatively, you can find out more about a hair transplant from hshairclinic.co.uk, which will reduce the look of thin hair without the need for medication.
Look into Your Diet
It could be that your diet makes your hair look older than it needs to. For healthy hair (at any age), you need to be eating enough protein and iron. If you don’t, you could risk losing your hair.
Make sure your diet is rich in these nutrients by including shellfish, red meat, legumes, spinach, liver, and more into your meals. If you are on a restricted diet, you can replace some of these foodstuffs with supplements, although it’s always wise to consult with your doctor first.
Get the Right Cut
There might not be a lot you can do about the texture of your hair as you get older – gray hair tends to be wiry and stiff, and white hair becomes very soft and fluffy – but by getting the right cut at a salon with an expert to do it for you, you can certainly look younger.
Although the received wisdom is that older people should have shorter hair, this doesn’t have to be the case if you prefer not to. In fact, if you have longer hair and it’s cut into layers, it will give the impression of being much thicker and can look beautiful.
Use the Right Shampoo
If you use the right shampoo, you can make your hair not only look but feel healthy and youthful. Check the label for products that contain zinc pyrithione, which is an ingredient most often used in anti-dandruff shampoo. This can be used even if you don’t have dandruff since it will increase sebum production and hydrate your hair.
What do you think of these anti-aging hair tips? Have you tried any of them?