Obviously you don't want to look older than you are, which means your gray hairstyle does need to be taken care of. It may be a matter of trial and error, but once you’ve found the hairstyle that suits you, make sure to keep it maintained. This is because gray hair tends to look neglected, maybe even a little untidy. If you want your hair to look as healthy as possible then trimming it regularly every four or six weeks is the best course of action.
Tips for making the most of your gray hair
- Gray hair requires extra care because dry hair and brittleness can be an issue. As a result, it may look stressed and dull. There are special anti-aging shampoos and hair treatments available, which help to remedy this problem. These hair care products coat gray hair with a very thin layer of polymers, ceramides, and proteins to protect it. Leave-in sprays also help ageing hair. After shampooing, simply spray the treatment into your hair, comb it through and then style your hair as you would normally. You’ll be enjoying healthier hair in no time.
- Unfortunately, hair loss is quite common later in life. If you notice that your hair is thinning, you should also use special stimulating lotion for your scalp. The main ingredient in many of these lotions is caffeine, which helps to prevent hair loss by stimulating the hair roots.
- Make sure to brush your hair nightly. This distributes natural oils from the scalp right to the tips. If you continue to do this for a few weeks, your hair will become smoother and glossier.
- Don’t use blow-dryers and heated appliances too often. They might help you to achieve your desired style, but too much heat can yellow or tint your hair. Finer hair is more sensitive to higher temperatures so you don’t want to end up frying it. It’s important to use a heat-protectant before your hair comes into contact with heat.
- Making sure you eat healthily also has a positive effect on hair and hair growth. This applies particularly to biotin (also known as vitamin H), zinc, iron, the vitamins A, B2, B6 and folic acid.