Advisor - Hair Care Tips
Personal Hair Advisor:
Mature Hairstyles As you mature, your
hair should too. The style you wore in your 20s may not be as
as you near 50 because your beauty assets may have changed (hair color,
texture, face shape, etc.). That said, you still want to feel beautiful
and comfortable with your look. If your hair is more than 40 percent
gray and you are coloring it, I recommend going natural again. Gray hair
doesn't have to mean "granny." In fact, it can be quite striking, and it
is chic right now.
Once your hair is all-over gray, it's
important to have a cutting edge style. A chin-length cut is elegant
with gray hair. I don't recommend letting your hair get too long. The
coarser texture of gray hair makes long locks more difficult to
maintain. Also, once your hair gets to a certain length, the ends can
begin to yellow because of the effect of free radicals on gray hair.
White or gray hair is sensitive, so be careful what products you use.
Many gentle shampoos and conditioners on the market today are formulated
specifically for gray hair.
If you are going to color your hair,
don't go too light. Many women over highlight their hair as they get
older and end up with a "frosted" look. You want your skin to glow, and
a light shade will only wash out your complexion and dull your features.
A deeper color with a subtle golden tint is much more flattering,
especially as you get older.
If you decide to keep your hair long,
commit to keeping it healthy. Avoid over-processing and get regular
trims. A blunt, all one length cut can weigh down your face so use long
layers to soften your look and create movement. Experiment with hair
accessories and various up-dos. Pulling your hair back into a low
ponytail or chignon is a classic look at any age.