Youtful Hair Care

Our lifestyle is reflected in our hair. It may not get wrinkles but it still ages. Gray hairs, dullness, thinning strands, are all signs that could potentially happen after 35. For hair that’s bouncy, shiny, and youthful looking follow this advice:

Use less shampoo.

Lather, rinse, and don’t repeat. Too many suds in your hair remove important lipids and essential oils near the scalp that boost shine and prevent breakage. After menopause your scalps lipid count start to drop. Use moisturizing or color-protecting shampoos, which will do the least damage (1).

Be gentle with wet hair.

Don’t brush or comb it right out of the shower; use a wide tooth comb instead while there is still conditioner on it. Never rub it with a towel in order to dry. And once or twice a week, you can try to slather on a creamy deep conditioner with essential oils like thyme, rosemary or lavender (2).

Use Less Heat.

All the tools we use to make our hair ‘pretty’ also require massive amounts of heat. Use ceramic irons and curling tools that don’t get exceedingly hot. Dullness, dryness, and frizz are compounded by blow dryers, flat irons, and curling irons. Use a heat protective spray that coats hair with layers of silicone that will block the heat from damaging it (3).

Loosen up and add the volume.

We can all feel it ourselves, no need for a scientific explanation, tight ponytails, braids, topknots, and hair towels pull on your roots and lead to breakage. Try another style!

Low pH means more hair.

About one-third of women experience hair loss by the time they reach middle age (4). Use a shampoo with a low pH and the oils in your hair build up around the follicle and cause vulnerable roots to shut down faster (5). And contrary to hair lore, brushing won’t make you bald. Hair loss is a problem at the root—it has nothing to do with all the styling we do to our hair – that includes styling, straightening, and coloring (nice to know).

Editors’ “Top 5” Wrinkle Creams of 2016

DermaSet Anti-Aging Cream

DermaSet set out to perfect one product only, focusing all of their attention to their rather popular all-in-one “3D Anti-Aging Renewal” cream since 2012. It’s been amped-up to replace up to 6 different products and help its…

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Editor’s Score:9.6/10

Perricone MD Cold Plasma

Dr. Perricone’s Cold Plasma is the company’s attempt at an “all-in-one” anti-aging treatment. It claims it helps correct the ten most visible signs of aging: wrinkles, enlarged pores, dryness, redness, discoloration, u…

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Editor’s Score:7.4/10

StriVectin-SD

StriVectin-SD has been a popular player over the past few years. I imagine mostly because of it’s price point. However, it’s filled with a lot of well known age-fighting ingredients. Now, I assume Strivectin-SD changed its…

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Editor’s Score:7.1/10

Revive Defensif Renewal Serum

We all know that most serums work best at potentially making your face feel tighter but what about providing adequate moisture? ReVive Defensif falls somewhere in between. When applying Revive Defensif Renewal Serum I did feel a &…

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Editor’s Score:6.7/10

Sisleya Global Anti-Aging Cream

Sisley-Paris is a French company, one of the first to include botanical active ingredients as well as essential oils in beauty products. Some say the founder was a pioneer in developing new moisturizers based on research from his …

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Editor’s Score:6.0/10
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