Did you know that the way your aging loved one’s hair looks can make a world of a difference for them? And it’s not just about how their hair looks like, but rather, it is the way they view themselves and show themselves to the world. After all, with proper care for their hair, they are more likely to have higher self-esteem and confidence in the way they look. Therefore here are 3 senior hair care tips for your loved one’s hair.
Pick the Proper Shampoo
The first thing you can do to better take care of your loved ones’ hair is to pick the right shampoo. After all, shampoos are one key aspect of a hair care routine, and your loved ones are likely to suffer from dull hair colors due to their growing age. And with duller hair color, not only will it make your loved ones look more pale, dull, and seemingly have an unhealthy complexion; but it is also easier for more pollutants to accumulate on the hair, and it is easier for dirt and grime to be seen on their hair. This is even more so if your loved ones smoke, as it is found that smokers are more likely to develop a more dull unhealthy yellow hair color as they age. However, eliminating these stains from the dull hair of your loved ones can be done so by using a deep-cleaning shampoo, preferably one with a blue or violet tint that can reduce yellowness on silver or grey strands.
Hairstyles for a Great Look
The next tip is to style your loved ones’ hair for an even better hairstyle look. If your loved ones suffer from thinning hair, like many others in their golden years, the major goal for them is to avoid bringing attention to their thinning hair. Thankfully, hair product is one of the simplest methods to accomplish this. For instance, volumizing products, such as thickening shampoo, are an excellent choice. On the other hand, heavy products, like gels and mousse, should also be avoided since they might expose the scalp. If a man’s scalp can be seen on top of his head, you can request for his hair to be trimmed to the sides and back to expose an equivalent quantity of scalp so the apparent hair thinning does not seem that obvious. This is because this symmetry reduces the illusion of top thinning. If your loved ones are willing, they can also shave their hair entirely. Not only may it be a macho gesture, but it can also help prevent a terrible hairdo from occurring. Take note that maintaining a longer hairstyle, however, is often not recommended for either women or men with thinning hair due to age. This is because longer hair emphasizes hair thinning and is also much more difficult to take care of.
Maintain a Hair-Healthy Diet
Did you know that the food your loved ones eat can impact their hair conditions? That’s right. A hair-healthy diet can promote healthier hair, and improve their hair, but a lack of a hair-healthy diet can cause further thinning of hair and several other hair issues in the long term. For instance, food like spinach, oats, eggs, and tangerines are some great examples that you can add to their hair-healthy diet. In particular, aim to include more Vitamins E, C, Iron, B12, and Omega-3 fatty acids in their diet to stimulate more hair growth and minimize hair loss for your loved ones.