Want to know the secret of defying ageing hair?
As the years fly by we celebrate life, birthdays, new jobs, families, trips and friendships. But, there may be signs of the passing years when we stop and take a second. These signs can be lines of our faces or changes in our hair. Below are some tell tell signs of ageing hair.
How many signs do you recognise?
Think of the amount of adverts you see for ageing skin, do you see the same attention for hair? No, because not many companies have cracked the code to produce results that genuinely make a difference to ageing hair. Also, ageing hair products require specialised ingredients that are not alway cost effective for such large companies, and therefore they will not produce them.
Is your hair ageing?
If your hair feels drier, coarser, and stiffer, it may be your age, not your imagination. Turning grey is one of many changes your hair goes through with age. Other changes include thickness, texture, growth rate and location- we all know about stray chin hairs! These changes can occur rapidly or very slowly, they may start in your 20s, 30s, later, or they may not start at all – no two people will live the exact same hair ageing experience.
Can I stop my hair ageing?
Yes and no. You can stop your hair prematurely ageing but no you cannot stop the hair ageing process full stop. Not to threat though, no matter where you are in your hair ageing journey, you can slow it down. You may be engaging in a lifestyle that is ageing your hair right now without even knowing. A few minor tweaks and you’ll feel younger before you know it.
Am I speeding up the hair ageing process?
If you’re doing any of these things, yes…..
- Using sulphates in your hair care
- Using products with Parabens
- Using products with denatured alcohols
- Using hair care with silicones
- Using hot styling tools often
- Not using heat protection
- Colouring your hair with high % chemicals
- Chemically changing your hair texture
- Excessive UV exposure
- Over-washing your hair
- Not eating a balanced diet
Lifestyle tips to nurture your ageing hair
- Wash your hair less frequently
- Don’t forget conditioners and volumizing products
- Choose the right products, look for natural nourishing, active ingredients
- Eat a complete, protein-rich diet
- Check medications with your doctor
Ingredients for your ageing hair
The number one way to ensure your hair ages beyond your years, is using products filled with harsh chemicals!
Chemicals create frizz, mess with our scalp PH, mess with our hormones and can lead to all signs of premature hair ageing. These chemicals can be in our hair care, our colour and even in everyday fragrances. The ultimate secret to defy ageing hair is to be conscious of the ingredients in your products. Choose natural, choose soft, and choose to nurture and nourish.
Don’t be fooled by product labels that claim high percentages of natural ingredients, check ingredient lists! If the first 3-6 are not natural then chances are, these products aren’t either. Companies have different standards of labelling and there is no governing body to set a standard so many can claim natural when they are far from it.
Our products use food grade ingredients so we can say with confidence we are natural! Our products are good enough to eat! (Please don’t try this).
The anti-ageing hair care routine
Start with a healthy scalp.
A clean scalp will promote healthy cell turnover and an ideal environment for optimal hair growth. Just like skin care targeted to those looking for an anti-ageing boost, exfoliation is key; it removes dead skin cells from around follicles allowing maximum oxygen to penetrate.
Our scalp exfoliating cream clears the scalp of dead cells, banishes residue of old products and impurities, and reactivates micro-circulation to aid delivery of oxygen and nutrients.
Choose your ideal hair care packed with natural, nourishing, active ingredients
We’ve seen that ingredients play a major role in our ageing hair, so look no further for the best natural hair care possible. Whether your hair is coloured, blonde, damaged or dry we have a specialised, professional duo for your ageing hair.
Our product ingredients are certified VEGAN OK, and ORGANIC.
Take a look at our ranges and see which is best for you here.
Treat treat treat
One of the main concerns when it comes to ageing hair is hair loss or thinning. While this is normal in the ageing process, you can slow down the process! Along with a healthy scalp, you can use specialised treatments to stimulate hair follicles to produce more hair and at a faster rate. Use a natural treatment with active ingredients such as our Loss Control Fortifying products.
We also advise you invest in an organic rosemary oil (or make one yourself). “Rosemary oil has been found to stimulate new hair growth and can even be used to treat androgenetic alopecia. Mix a few drops of rosemary oil into a carrier oil, like argan oil or jojoba oil, and massage it into your hair and scalp before rinsing” (Healthline). You can also leave this on overnight for even better results.
For tips from Carolyn Newman, award winning hairdresser and global educator, click here.