When I started going grey, everything about my hair totally changed. While there are lots of benefits that come with getting older, unfortunately, our hair tends to take a turn for the worse – becoming thinner, drier, and more brittle!
Oil glands shrink as we age, so our hair slows down on the production of natural oils. Moisturizing hair by adding oils is important for keeping hair from drying out and breaking off!
Here are some all-natural remedies for strengthening and moisturizing aging hair!
- First and foremost, healthy hair starts with a healthy diet . Try to get plenty of lean proteins while avoiding too much fat and drinking lots of water! You might also consider taking vitamin supplements – vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B7, and B3 are all essential for hair growth.
- Getting a regular trim, every 6 to 8 weeks, keeps hair healthy and growing. You can also search for a haircut that will make your hair appear thicker! PureWow put together 6 of the best cuts for thinner hair.
- Avoid chemical treatments like bleaching, straightening, and dying. It makes the hair more stiff and dry, causing it to break more often.
- Try not to take super hot, steamy showers. The hot water strips hair of good oils, so you should at least rinse hair with cooler water.
- Avoid strong, mega-hold styling products. The high alcohol content makes hair dry and brittle. Try making this DIY spray with less hold. Instead of using hair gel, you can use aloe vera gel for a light and healthy hold.
- If you do use a lot of hair products (particularly strong or sticky ones), try this recipe to remove any residue from your hair.
- Cut back on high heat and aggressive styling techniques. You can damage hair follicles by pulling your hair back too tightly, so try to wear it down as much as possible.
- Washing your hair removes natural oils, so try to skip a few days. A homemade dry shampoo will make your hair fresh and clean without removing any oil!
- When it comes to washing, wet hair is extremely fragile – so be gentle with it! Brush your hair before showering, when it’s dry, and keep any combing to a minimum afterwards.
- Instead of wrapping your hair up in a towel after getting out of the shower, just blot wet hair dry with a towel.
- Replenish oils and moisturize your hair – this is key! Everyone’s hair is different, so I’ve made lots of treatments for different issues. Check out these DIY products and see which would be best for you:
- Strength and Volume Spray: An everyday remedy to add some moisture and strength.
- Coconut Oil Deep Conditioner: A weekly treatment that you should let sit for about 30 minutes. The oils penetrate the hair leaving it so smooth!
- Rice Water: Try making rice water and using it as a hair rinse once or twice a week. It’s really simple to make and so cheap!
- Argan Oil: Try an overnight moisturizing a treatment, make a serum, or use as a leave-in conditioner.
- Leave-In Conditioner: A simple spray helps your hair to retain moisture throughout the day!
- At all ages, people lose about 100 hairs per day! Losing hair is natural, but as you age, hair follicles get smaller, producing super fine hairs. This DIY Hair Thickening Mask and Rinse has lots of healthy oils to moisturize, plus the rosemary essential oil stimulates hair growth!
- If your hair is particularly thin, check your medication for any side-effects.
- Still wondering why you’re losing hair? Check out these 13 natural remedies for hair loss.
- The average person finds the first white strand of hair in their 30s. By age 50, 50% of people have gray hair because the cells have just stopped producing pigment. That’s just the way it goes! If you do choose to color your hair, add some contrast! Highlights and lowlights bring more definition to your face. These subtle changes in color will look more natural and require less frequent touch ups than overall dying.
- This Lighten and Brighten Spray is a natural way to add some brighter color!
How has your hair changed with age?