The best products for ageing hair
As we age, we’re told that we should be changing up our skin care routines and subbing in powerful serums to slow down the ageing process. But did you know that your hair also requires anti-ageing hair products to look more youthful?
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There are a number of factors that can affect ageing hair. From hair loss to thin, brittle strands, maturing hair requires a different approach to hair care products. But with so many anti-ageing hair products on the market, it can be hard to determine what will help, how to use it and whether it really works. Thankfully, we’re here to help you separate the best from the rest with our edit of must-have anti-ageing hair products…
1. A silk pillowcase
If you haven’t jumped on the silk pillowcase band wagon yet, you’re missing out on more than just a luxurious sleep. Traditional cotton pillowcases are said to be hazardous for our skin due to their lack of slip, but they’re also less than great for your hair. Cotton can pull at the hair while you sleep which can result in damaged ends and pulling at the scalp, so consider upgrading your pillowcase to a quality silk variation to keep your hair looking full.
bh loves: Lilysilk 22 Momme Terse Silk Pillowcase, Go-To Skincare Face Case ($65, gotoskincare.com), Slip Embroidered Silk Queen Pillowcase ($92.22, net-a-porter.com).
2. A shampoo and conditioner for ageing hair
Good hair starts in the shower. Choose your shampoo and conditioner wisely and you could find that your hair starts to look fuller, bouncier and less limp, which are all common hair concerns as we age. Look for ingredients that will simultaneously boost the strength and shine of your hair, while also working to keep your scalp in tip-top shape.
bh loves: Aveda Invati Exfoliating Shampoo and Thickening Intensive Conditioner, L’Oreal Paris Elvive Volume Collagen Texturising Shampoo and Conditioner, évolis® shampoo for women, Head of Hair The Intensive Kit.
3. A nourishing mask
A good hair mask is like an eye cream for your strands. It’ll help to get into the weak spots in your hair and really give it a good dose of nutrients, so your hair stays stronger for longer. Ageing hair can become more brittle so a mask that contains ingredients to help smooth out your ends will assist in giving your locks that youthful bounce.
bh loves: Kérastase Densifique Masque Densite Absolu, TONI & GUY Damage Repair Mask for Intense Reconstruction, KEVIN.MURPHY YOUNG.AGAIN.Masque ($49.95, adorebeauty.com.au).
4. A super supplement
While our genes are usually the best determinant of how our hair will age, we can fight the ageing hair battle from the inside with targeted supplements. These supplements can help to work against hair loss, encourage new hair growth and keep the hair you already have looking healthy.
5. An anti-ageing hair treatment
A hair treatment that will help to prevent and reverse the signs of ageing hair is your locks’ MVP. Choose a high-strength treatment that you can rely on to help facilitate new hair growth and keep the hair you have right where it is. Before or after your daily wash, there are endless options that’ll leave your hair stronger and fuller than yesterday.
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