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Take Care Styling Aging Hair

November 20, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s inevitable, it will happen to everyone at some point. You will wake up and prepare to style your hair as usual, and there it is, staring back at you in the mirror. A grey hair. Yes. It will happen to almost everyone at some point in their life. For some women, grey hairs occur very early in life and for others, quite late. Regardless of when it happens, a grey hair is a signal to other changes that your hair will start to have and you should pay attention to those changes.

 Like with everything else, your hair will change as you age and just like your skin, and your body, you need to recognize those changes and deal with them. It’s quite normal as we get older to experience drier hair than normal. If you have always had dry hair, this could be more of a problem for you as your hair may be even drier causing it to break and have damage if you’re not careful.

 If you suffer from dry hair, it is important to use an extra nourishing shampoo and conditioner to give your hair the moisture it needs. Take extra care when you are brushing your hair that you don’t pull or tear at the hair and of course, never brush your hair when it is wet. Always use a wide tooth comb.

 It may go against everything you think you know about hair care, but actually using a hair dryer that utilizes negative ions and the power of tourmaline can help your hair. The tourmaline and negative ions infuse your hair, and dry it from the inside – out which means that your hair dries up to 70% faster than it would with a regular hair dryer. Tourmaline also acts on each individual hair to close the cuticle and smooth the hair down flat on the head which means that it will retain its natural moisture and lock the natural oils and moisture into the hair helping it look and feel smooth and healthy.

 Another problem of aging hair is thinning. Many women experience loss of hair, and a general feeling of thinness. Just because your hair is thinning does not meant that you cannot style it. Many women are afraid of hair straighteners and curling irons when they have thin hair because they think that they will damage their hair. That’s not true. However, you do need to pay special attention to what type of tool you choose. Be sure you choose a hair straightener with ceramic or titanium plates so they will not burn your hair, also choose one that has an adjustable heat setting. That way, you can turn the temperature down for your hair as thin hair does not need high heat to straighten it.

 It is important to know that no matter what type of hair you have, and what age your hair is, you can style it just as you normally would. You will have to take into consideration your ever changing hair, and be sure that you use the right products and tools for your hair. However, just because your hair is changing doesn’t mean that you can’t be every bit as stylish as before.

Grey Hair – Coloring Gray Hair

June 10, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

As I was diligently working on my computer my friend came up behind me to see how I was doing, she said ” Hey, how’s it…” then nothing, I turned around and she was staring at the top of my head. I said, “What ‘s wrong?”, “nothing” she replied. So I got up to go look in the mirror and what I saw made me want to cry. GREY HAIR…. grey hair, already? I never thought that I would have grey hair. I mean I know we are all bound to getting older but it just never occurred to me that lil ol’ me would have to start thinking about whether or not I want to dye my hair or let it go grey or anything else revolving around that topic. Some people look absolutely beautiful with their grey hair, a good cut with good features and yes, you can look good, but what about the people with very fine hair, or people that just don’t look good with grey hair? I have seen some pretty bad dye jobs, the ones where the hair is a dark color and you can see the scalp through it. Not pretty! Now that I myself am going through this…CHANGE…..I have been researching and discussing with people on what they did when their hair started to turn on them. Here is what I found:

Vicki, from Salmon Arm told me that if she had the money to dye her hair, she would, if she didn’t, she wouldn’t. She was just happy that her hair wasn’t snow white from stress! It was neither here nor there for her.

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Miranda, on the other hand was not happy to see her hair turning grey, she tried every kind of dye just to cover it up. “If it was a choice between milk and hair dye, nobody drank milk,” she said. “It was very tough on me, I don’t know why it affected me so much but it did!”

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figure 1: This hair colour has good reviews for covering up grey.

I would recommend trying something “all natural” for dyeing and re-dyeing your hair. Since grey hair seems to grow back so fast it would be beneficial to use something considered healthy instead of doing damage to your hair on a month-to-month basis.

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figure 2: All natural hair colour

Not all of us are bound to becoming grey, but for those of us who are it is not the end of the world. There are many different types of dyes, some of which you can use regularly. If you are not a “dyer” then choosing the right hair cut and having it grey is still “hot”!

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I don’t think I have seen a photo of a man with grey hair that I didn’t like, they always seem to pull off the “distinguished” look. Till next time Good Luck!

Niki

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