Hair Care Regime - Feeling Fresh Over 40

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Back in 1997, a song was released that went to number one in the UK and Canada, and made the top 10 in America. The spoken word lyrics were reminiscent of a scene in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, where a father (Polonius) gives a long and winding speech to his son (Laertes) on how to live a happy life. 

The message in Bill Shake, of course, is a bit more poignant, ending with that part that goes “this above all, to thine own self be true…”, whereas the 90s song we’re talking about ends with advice about wearing sunscreen. 

Times change. 

The song is in fact called Everybody’s Free To Wear Sunscreen, and the reason we mention it here is because among the many pieces of advice delivered over the course of the tune, one lyric stands out:

 “Don’t mess too much with your hair. Or by the time you're 40, it will look 85.”

Ain’t that the truth? 

Between the heated devices and sprays and constant combing we put our hair through, it’s a surprise we have any hair left at all by age 40. 

But, if you do have a head of hair that could use a little care and attention, there are fast-track tips that could see your hair looking new and glossy and leave you feeling fresh over 40.


Hair Care Regime - Feeling Fresh Over 40

Begin with the basics

How’s that scalp feeling, ladies? 

Dry and itchy scalps lead to one thing and one thing only. Hair that’s thinning and full of dandruff. 

It’s a look my old business and economics tutor attempted to pull off for several years through my late teens, with powdery white snowflakes of dead and escaped scalp littering her suit-jacket-shoulders and a pencil she’d use to scratch her scalp at really quite a harsh sounding volume. 

Wondering what scalp cleanser should you use

A gentle daily moisturising cleanser that brings the scalp back to life the same way a personal trainer would plan the health-resuscitation of an overweight client is going to pay way more dividends than a chemical laden cleanser that claims to do the job overnight. Just a thought.

Shower temperature

You may be able to stand the heat, but can your hair? 

Dull and lifeless hair following a molten-lava temperature shower is no myth. The boiling hot water strips hair of essential oils. 

Turn down the temperature, and begin to notice the bounce and springiness in your hair.

 Your turn

Share your hair care regime that leaves your hair feeling fresh.

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