13 Hairstyle Mistakes That Age You the Most
From taking vitamins religiously to avoiding tans, you’ve done everything in your power to dodge the effects of aging. Why then, are you adding years to your face with the wrong hairstyle?
“Bangs are a great, flattering choice for older women,” says Ricardo Dinis, global artistic director at Aveda. “They’re fun, creative and, most importantly, they frame your eyes.” In general, bangs should hit at the lower half of the brow, just above the eye. A huge plus for anti-aging hair care: bangs help hide wrinkles and severely receding hairlines and help to make your hair look thicker.
Not taking into account hair quantity
As unfortunate as it may be, hair gets thinner and breaks more easily as we get older. When we age, we need to recalibrate our hairstyles to account for both the quality and the quantity of the hair we currently have. Take inventory and consider a shorter style if you have experienced significant thinning. “Having a bob or a shorter cut will place hair at its thickest, fullest, and most manageable phase,” says Ricardo Dinis, hair stylist. “A classic pixie cut is one of my personal favorite styles for an older woman,” he concludes. If you suspect your hair is thinning at a rapid pace, your diet may be to blame.
Using the wrong shampoo
Something as simple as using the wrong shampoo formula can add years to your face. “Always use shampoo and conditioner that color protects and moisturizes hair,” says Larisa Love of Joico. “A product that’s really nourishing to your hair is the key to giving your color a more shiny, youthful look.” Once you find the right shampoo, you’ll also want to make sure to avoid these common hair washing mistakes.