Although ageing can be a liberating and natural process, it also comes with its challenges. Many women feel drawn to skincare as they age, but often our hair is only half of our beauty. Although it can be hard to see your beautiful black hair fall, don’t despair. This article will reveal some secrets to shiny hair in your 60s.
How to have healthy hair in your sixties
Proper care is important for healthy hair and skin, no matter your age. Although most people take good care of their skin with moisturizers, sunblocks, night creams, and other products, hair care is often neglected. Let’s take a look at some hair styling ideas and tried-and-true hair care tips.
Some special foods can be incorporated into your diet
Francesca Fusco MD assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Icahn Medical Center at Mount Sinai in New York City advises that you include iron and protein in your diet during the first stages of hair loss. To rule out iron, vitamin D, and mineral deficiencies, talk to your doctor. Supplements, especially those that contain zinc and antioxidants, are always a good idea.
- Eggs: They give your hair the protein it needs to grow and survive. Biotin also helps to produce Keratin, which is the secret to shiny hair.
- Berries: Berries contain Vitamin C and other antioxidants that help protect hair follicles from damage. Vitamin C supports collagen production, which strengthens hair against breakage.
- Spinach: This leafy vegetable, along with many important nutrients such as Vitamin C and folate, helps your scalp produce sebum that moisturizes.
- Fatty Fish: Fish should be a staple in your diet starting at a young age. You will eventually have shiny hair after 60. It contains Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids that help maintain shine and support hair development. Fish oil supplements can be used to slow down hair loss and prevent premature hair loss if you cannot eat fish.
Gentle Combing is the way to go
Be gentle when washing or brushing your hair. Hair loss can be worsened if you try to tangle your hair. It is false to say that you should brush your hair 100 times per day. Moderate gentle brushing is the key to smooth hair. Make sure your hair isn’t tangled or knotted too often.
How to gently brush your hair:
- Do not brush your wet hair as they are more fragile and may break during combing.
- Brushing from root to tip is not recommended. This will allow you to pull a few hairs out of the follicles. Begin at the bottom, and work your way up.
- If your hair is extremely knotted, spray on a hair detangler.
- To give your hair gentle stimulation, use a paddle brush.
- We also love fine combs and detangling brush for a tear-free detangling experience and gentle combing.
Keep it Cool
Because your natural sebum production has slowed down, the protection of your hair against heat and damage is less for ageing hair. Avoid heat styling to maintain shiny hair after 60. To maintain your natural shine, avoid flat irons as much as possible and blow-dry whenever you can.
Bonus tip: Get rid of the hair spray. The alcohol formula causes hair to become dry and brittle, and it prevents hair growth beyond 50.
Make your hair shine with shampoo
Because natural oil production slows down, ageing can alter the texture of hair. You should shampoo your hair no more than twice a week to maintain hair texture. Use a Sulphate-Free shampoo and conditioner. Sulfate-free shampoos are good for your hair because they reduce irritation, frizz, dryness, and dryness. Dead cells are removed, which makes your hair soften.
To increase circulation, massage your scalp gently after applying shampoo. Apply a hydrating conditioner gently to your hair, moving slowly downwards. To increase the shine, use a high-quality hair serum and one dab of pomade.
Myths busted: Dry shampoo is not the best for your hair as it gets older. Many women are using dry shampoo as they get older. Dry shampoo is a bad idea as it can clog your pores and cause you to lose your youthful glow faster.
Use a T-Shirt wrap for post-bath care
The secret to soft and smooth hair is an old, neglected T-shirt that has been forgotten. Drying your hair with a rough towel after a shower can dry them out. You can also cause hair breakage by being too aggressive with your hair cuticles. The T-shirt, without its rough grooves absorbs water but retains the necessary moisture. It prevents frizz.
How to make a T shirt wrap:
- From the bottom of one arm hole to the bottom of the other, draw a straight line. You will be using the lower cut-out for future DIYs.
- Place the lower part of the shirt on top of your head and place the finished seam between your eyebrows.
- To keep it in place, gather the extra fabric at the back of the head.
- The excess fabric should be drawn over your head so it sticks to your forehead.
Detox It All
Let’s face facts. Sometimes you can’t avoid heavy products. Proper aftercare is essential if you want to look fabulous at your big family wedding or graduation. It is essential to get rid of any harmful products that may have left behind.
Handle with Caution
It’s no exaggeration. Too much fiddling and touching fragile hair can lead to breakage or loss. Do not pull your hair tight or leave it open. High ponies, messy buns and loose braids are all great hairstyles. Allow your hair to breathe, and then get on with your day.
Secret tip: Use satin pillowcases when you’re sleeping to keep friction from damaging or tangling your hair while you’re tossing and turning.
Use Salon Protein Treatments
We are all for giving your hair natural protein, which can be found in yogurt, avocado, or egg masks. But sometimes, you feel like a trip to the salon. A moisture or scalp treatment is the best option to keep your hair shiny in your 60s.
Scalp Treatment is recommended for dry, itchy scalps. It improves hair texture and stimulates scalp oil production. A healthy scalp is essential for beautiful hair.
The Moisture Treatment: This treatment is designed to revive dry hair and maintain its shine. This treatment is recommended for damaged hair due to processing and overheating.
Regular trims are important. Healthy hair growth is promoted by having your hair cut every 6-8 weeks. You can also try new haircuts to make your hair fuller.
Accepting the Grey
No matter what precautions you take, grey will eventually come. Grey hair is a natural part of aging, so it’s okay to let it happen. Grey hair is very trendy these days. “Going grey” has become a popular Pinterest keyword. Let’s find out how to show your wisdom with those graceful greys.
How can you confidently wear your grey hair?
Purple shampoo and conditioner will neutralize yellowing of aging hair. You’ll be able to see your hair shining! To modernize your look, explore color options. You can combat the dull by adding highlights or lowlights. A haircut that makes you feel confident about your new hair color will make you happy.
You must get enough sleep and avoid stress if you want to keep your hair healthy into your 60s. The secret to good health is sleep. Enjoy, take care of yourself, and have happy thoughts. Everything will feel amazing, even your locks!
The greying process can lead to anxiety. The mirror is a reflection of you, and you start to feel different. You need to accept the changes. You can maintain your hair’s long-term health with the right care.