Tips and Tricks
Along with using great products, you may also want to consider doing to maintain healthy hair.
- Heat can dry your hair out and cause more damage to thin, weak or damaged hair, so limit blow drying, flat ironing and curling your hair. If you need to use a hot tool, turn the heat down.
- Wear a hat when you are outside to protect your scalp and hair from sun damage and harsh winds.
- Try not to brush your hair when it is wet as that can tug and eventually break hair strands. If you need to brush it while it is wet, use a detangling spray.
- Limit getting your hair colored and processed as treatments can cause dryness and damage.
- With dry hair that has breakage, limit shampooing your hair to a few times a week so your scalp can retain its natural oils.
- Always use a protecting spray before using hot tools.
- If you are spending time in the sun, give your hair a spritz with a UV protecting spray.
- Leave conditioner in your hair for five to ten minutes for extra hydration.
Maintaining Healthy Mature Hair
Hair changes as people get older. Adjusting your products to fit your needs can help with hair loss, damage, dryness and breakage. If you are able, sample products so you can find the ones that work best for you.
Hair Care for Senior Men
You might have some concerns regarding hair care for senior men. It’s easy to think that only women have age-related issues with their hair, but men also experience the effects of aging.
Changes with Age
Like some women, some men may identify themselves based on their looks and hair. As men and women age, their hair becomes drier and thiner. It will eventually gray. The impact varies on the individual. Factors such as sun exposure can cause these effects to be more pronounced in some men.
Sun exposure can bleach hair and make it more susceptible to breakage. Rather than a neat appearance, the hair may appear frizzy and unkempt. Hair care for senior men requires a two-step approach of caring for hair with a healthy lifestyle and practicing good hair maintenance.
A Good Diet Helps
In order to have healthy hair, you need to provide your body with the vitamins and nutrients it needs in order to produce strong, shiny hair. It begins with a good diet. A diet high in vitamins A, C, and E will help your body with the building blocks it needs not only to grow hair, but to support the health of your scalp. Nutritional supplements such as biotin will not prevent slow loss of your hair, but may stimulate additional hair growth.
In addition to diet, regular exercise is important for healthy hair. By exercising, you speed blood flow throughout your body, which can deliver nutrients to your hair.
Women may think that men are fortunate in that graying hair is a sign of a distinguished individual. For women with gray hair, this isn’t always the case. If you are comfortable going gray, by all means do so. Not only will you save the time and hassle associated with coloring your hair, but you will also prevent damage to your hair from the chemicals found in hair color products.
To increase your hair’s luster, you may want to consider using a color-enhancing shampoo to make your gray hair look shiny and healthy.
Hair Care for Senior Men
One of the best ways of caring for mature hair is to use a classic hairstyle. Make sure to select a style which works best for you. Consider opting for a look that uses the natural features of your hair, such as waviness or curl. Doing so will offer you a hassle-free solution to hair care issues.
Like going gray, a distinct advantage to certain styles is the prevention of hair damage. Having a style which requires blow-drying or styling increases the risk of breaking hairs. This is especially important for men who may wash their hair daily. Whenever possible, let your hair air dry instead.
Keeping up with regular trims is an important tip for hair care for senior men. Because your hair is short, you will need to cut your hair more frequently, about every three to four weeks. Your hair will stay healthy, without the unsightly appearance of split ends.
Some men may experience pattern baldness. Don’t attempt to hide your bald spots by sweeping hair to the side in an obvious gesture of concealment. Rather, opt for a hair style which can cleverly hide thinning hair such as a textured crop or buzz cut.
You may even want to consider a straight shave to avoid dealing with your baldness altogether. You will save yourself the trouble and concerns about dealing with your thinning hair. You may even find being bald is a liberating experience. You can set your own rules for senior fashion and hair.
Take Care of Yourself
Senior men experience changes within their body that will sometimes be reflected in the outward appearance of their hair. Taking care of your hair helps you retain a youthful look to match how you feel on the inside.