6 Haircare Regimes To Feel Fresh Over 40

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Haircare Regimes To Feel Fresh Over 40

In 1997, a song was released that went to number one in the UK and Canada and made the top 10 in America. The song is called Everybody's Free To Wear Sunscreen. Among the many pieces of advice in the music, 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, 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 have a head of hair that could use a little care and attention, there are fast-track tips that could see your hair look new and glossy.

Here's a list of haircare regimes you can do to feel fresh over 40.

1. Resolve your hair issues.

Dry and itchy scalps lead to thinning hair and a head full of dandruff. 

What scalp cleanser should you use

Avoid harsh sulfates and opt for products with moisturizing and nourishing ingredients. Wash your hair regularly to keep it clean and free from dirt, oils, and product buildup.

A gentle daily moisturizing cleanser that brings the scalp back to life the same way a personal trainer would plan the health resuscitation of an overweight client is a great idea.

Find a natural and gentle shampoo so you don't irritate your scalp further.

Resolve your hair issues

2. Adjust your 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 notice the bounce and springiness in your hair.

woman in the shower

3. Deep conditioning treatments.

Incorporate deep conditioning treatments into your routine to provide extra moisture and nourishment to your hair. Look for products with ingredients like argan oil, coconut oil, shea butter, or keratin. Apply the treatment once a week or as needed, leaving it on for the recommended duration before rinsing thoroughly.

woman squeezing a hair product into her hand

4. Protect from heat and sun.

Minimize heat styling as much as possible, as excessive heat can damage the hair. When using heat tools such as blow dryers, straighteners, or curling irons, apply a heat protectant spray or serum to shield your hair from high temperatures. Use the lowest effective heat setting and avoid using these tools every day. 

You can't escape the sun but can protect your hair from damage. Here are seven ways to protect your hair from the sun:

  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat or a scarf.
  • Use a leave-in conditioner or hair sunscreen.
  • Limit sun exposure during peak hours (usually between 10 am and 4 pm).
  • Opt for hairstyles that provide additional coverage, such as braids or updos.
  • Fourth, rinse your hair with cool water after swimming in chlorinated or saltwater.
  • Finally, apply hair serum or oil with UV protection before heading out into the sun.

Protect from heat and sun

5. Get regular trims.

Schedule regular hair trims every six to eight weeks to remove split ends and maintain the overall health of your hair. Trimming helps prevent further breakage and promotes the growth of healthy strands. Consult your stylist to find a length and style that flatters your face shape and complements your age.

woman getting haircut

6. Use nourishing hair masks.

Treat your hair to nourishing hair masks once or twice a month. Look for masks that target specific hair concerns such as hydration, repair, or strengthening. These masks can help restore moisture, repair damage, and improve your hair's health and appearance.

Remember, along with these regimes, maintaining a balanced diet, staying hydrated, and managing stress levels are also crucial for healthy hair. 

Also, consult a professional hairstylist who can provide personalized advice based on your hair type, texture, and specific needs.

Use nourishing hair masks

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

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