Ten top anti-ageing tips for younger, sexier hair
Healthier hair is often a lifestyle choice. If you are generally fit, a non-smoker and have a good balanced diet you are not going to get better hair than that coming out of your scalp. However, how quickly this hair dries out and disintegrates is very much a lifestyle choice.
When all put together, better habits across a range of haircare areas will make a massive difference in slowing the ageing process. You can have your hair dry out and split after 5” of growth, or 7”, 8”, 9”, 10”… it’s your choice, and you don’t have to live like a nun.
Here’s a few tips to get you started…
Throw away your dryer nozzle
Your nozzle unnecessarily concentrates heat and can lead to excessive damage. Keep a one inch gap between your hair and the end of the dryer.
Always use conditioner
Shampoos lift the surface cuticle to clean; conditioners reseal the cuticle for protection, shine and comb-ability.
Use a professional saw-cut comb
Moulded plastic combs can have imperfections on the teeth that can lacerate the surface cuticle, ageing the hair prematurely. 3’’’ more inches professional combs are saw-cut from one piece then hand polished by artisans.
Use a deep treatment weekly
3’’’ more inches Pre-Wash Treatment with its unique cashmere protein complex, is the quickest and best for restoring suppleness, reducing breakage and maintaining the vibrancy of colours. Just 60 seconds of your time to apply.
Trim ends regularly
Every 3-8 weeks depending on length and style. As the ends decay and disintegrate they look tired and unattractive. Also, any splitting can travel up the hair shaft if not caught in time.
Be gentle with your hair
When hair is wet, use a wide tooth comb or a No.1 Brush to gently ease out knots from the end first, working up to the roots. Don’t believe the myth of brushing hair 100 times before bedtime. Once it’s brushed, further friction just wears it out quicker.
Always protect your hair in the sun
Hats or scarves are best, protective treatments come second. The UV rays of the sun break down the molecular structure of hair, which unlike skin doesn’t recover its appearance within a few weeks.
Colour your hair professionally
Choose a colourist that cares about condition and quality, and is up to date. Modern tints are much gentler on the hair.
Choose a good stylist
The right haircut well executed can save 95% of the time you may be spending over styling your hair.
Use a little light wax or moisturising cream on dry ends
This will protect and keep the hair looking and feeling healthier. Try 3’’’ more inches Thicken and Shine Finishing Feed
60 really is the new 40
Many women think it is socially unacceptable to have long hair past 40. Like many social observations this one is out of date. It was always about condition, not length. In the old days before good conditioners, great colouring, skilful cutting and styling, long, dry, frizzy white hair made a woman look old and tired. Today we have the skill and technology – 60 really is the new 40.