As you age, your hair tends to age with you. You may expect your hair to turn grey, become thinner, or even lose it entirely. However, contrary to popular belief, you can prevent such effects. Here are some tips on hair care for seniors to keep your hair youthful into your mature years!
Get a Flattering Cut
A common choice for those with thinning hair would be to cut it shorter. An alternative for those who enjoy long locks is to have your hair cut into longer layers, giving a convincing illusion of luscious fullness, especially when the layers move together in the wind. Consult with your hairstylist to help you explore your hairdo possibilities!
Have a Hair-Friendly Diet
If you’re looking to maintain a healthy head of hair, you can achieve this through a diet rich in protein and iron. These nutrients promote hair growth and also reverse hair loss at the same time. Some examples of food that you can incorporate into your meals are:
- Beans and legumes
- Nuts and seeds
- Whole grains
If you need a further boost, supplements such as Nutrafol can do wonders for promoting hair growth and hair strength!
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!
Hydrated hair is happy hair. Try to avoid hair products that can dry your hair out, such as drying mousses and gels. They can make your hair lose its lustrous shine, making it look dull, unhealthy, and unappealing. If you want to give your hair an extra sheen, conditioning treatments and hydrating hair masks are sure to do the trick. We recommend treating your scalp with an indulgent macadamia nut oil mask once a week, to provide your hair with the hydration and nutrients it deserves.
Beat the Heat
While styling with heat tools sounds like an interesting way to jazz up your hairstyle, it could backfire on you quickly. The last thing you want to subject your aging, thinning hair to is even more damage. Thus, we urge you to put down your heat tools such as flat irons and blow dryers. The heat can damage your hair, leading to breakage due to the stress your hair fibers experience. By avoiding or limiting the use of such equipment, you can look forward to a healthier, more radiant head of hair as you age.
Don’t Stress Your Hair Out
Psychological factors such as stress can cause your system to induce hair loss and hair greying. Stressing over your hair changes can lead to even more negative effects on your hair, becoming a vicious cycle. Hence, one way to keep your hair safe and richly colored would be to ensure your emotional health. There are many ways for the elderly to cope with stress, and it can differ from person to person.
Our residents at GreenTree At Westwood always have professional hair care near them, just a couple of steps away. By joining our community, you can have access to a professional beauty salon and barbershop, and that’s not even mentioning our other senior living amenities such as entertainment areas, regular trips and outings, and more!