How often have we all aspired to go into the salon and say, “I want exactly what that person has over there?” Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s much harder than it looks. That long, thick, shiny hair isn’t just something you can buy in the drugstore aisle next to the boxed cake mix and canned soup. It takes time, patience, care, and understanding about how your hair works best—and no two heads of hair are alike! The good news is that if you take action now and care for your hair at every stage of life, you can help it stay healthy and strong well into old age. In this guide, we cover aging hair care and what to look out for as your hair ages so that you can spot problems before they become serious and prevent permanent damage from occurring.
Hair conditioner is a must for all hair types, but especially for older hair. From frizz control to keeping your color vibrant and new-looking, conditioners do more than just detangle and smooth.
In fact, it’s sometimes hard to believe that something so simple can be so effective in helping you keep your hair healthy and beautiful as it ages. On top of helping reduce split ends (by adding moisture), using conditioner on an elderly person’s scalp may even prevent balding!
Conditioners are also great for providing shine; this helps prevent thinning by disguising the appearance of thinning spots or bald patches on the scalp.
Get A Hair Cut Every 2-3 Months
You might think that the frequency with which you get your hair cut doesn’t really matter, but it actually can make a big difference.
If your hair grows at a rate of 1/2 inch per month, then every time you cut off three inches of hair (which is about how much most salons will take off), you are effectively keeping your hair 2-3 months longer than if you did not have it trimmed at all.
It also depends on what kind of cut you get: some cuts may be best suited to long-term care and only need to be done every 12 weeks or so; other cuts may require more frequent maintenance as they grow out quickly.
Sleep On A Silk Pillowcase
A silk pillowcase is a great way to keep your hair and skin looking great, especially if you’re using heat styling tools on a regular basis. The fabric absorbs the oils from your hair and helps prevent breakage, which means that it can also help reduce split ends, making it easier for you to maintain a healthy-looking mane. Silk also has natural antibacterial properties that protect against acne and other skin conditions. Plus, unlike cotton or polyester products (which can be harsh), it’ll still feel soft against your face when worn directly against your cheek. It’s also naturally breathable, so there’s less chance of overheating at night than with other materials!
Don’t Wash Your Hair Every Day
You might think the best way to keep your hair looking its best is to wash it every day, but that’s actually not true. Your hair needs time to rest, so don’t wash it every day. You can even go two or three days between washes if you want—it won’t hurt anything! How often should you wash your hair? The general rule of thumb is to shampoo only two or three times per week and try not to do that in the morning or evening.
You can get the best results for your hair by following these tips. Don’t forget that having a good attitude about your hair is an important part of its care. You don’t need to spend hours straightening or curling it, and you don’t have to worry about changing styles every few days just because they’re trendy. A little extra attention will go a long way toward making sure your locks are healthy and beautiful at any age!
Thankfully, you don’t have to worry about this too much. Many retirement communities offer social activities and even classes that focus on hair care. Some may even have beauty supply stores with salon-quality products that are specifically designed for older individuals.