Why you should change your hair routine every decade

Why you should change your hair routine every decade

As you age, just like your skin, your hair also ages. The obvious ageing sign is turning grey as you get older, but even during your 30s and 40s, the texture, pigment and thickness of your hair can change.

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Just like your skincare and makeup routine will evolve as you age, you should consider amending your haircare routine as the decades pass.

Teens and twenties

This is the period when your hair should be at its peak, healthy, bouncy and shiny. This is your opportunity to try out different hairstyles, lengths, and colours. Keep an eye on your hair condition, though, as dyeing and perming treatments can be very drying and can even cause damage to your hair.

Consider conditioning treatments if required, for example KLORANE shampoo with mango butter, and the matching conditioner, available here http://www.lifeandlooks.com/klorane-with-mango-butter.html.

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In your late twenties, watch for any signs of thinning which could indicate a lack of certain minerals such as iron or zinc, which can be taken as a supplement or by ensuring a balanced diet.

Thirties

Many women have children during their thirties, and hormonal changes, alongside sleep deprivation, can influence the condition of your hair.

Age leads to shrinking of the follicles and so hairlines become finer, and there is also more chance of hair thinning, especially after pregnancy. Again, supplements may help, especially iron and zinc. Alternatively, you may want to see your GP to ensure there are no underlying issues. This article on the NHS website may be helpful, as it gives advice around the issue of hair loss: http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/hairloss/pages/womenandhairloss.aspx.

Forties and fifties

This is the period when the pigments in your hair start to suffer, and if you have not already had some grey hairs, this is the time you will most likely start to experience them.

Again, look at the condition of your hair and consider supplements and conditioning treatments. Also, ensure any dye products you use are formulated to be nourishing for your hair.

Sixties and older

Try to avoid drying products and ensure you keep nourishing and conditioning your hair, which is likely to become drier and more brittle as it ages.

Finally, at all periods, consider supplements and a healthy diet, as well as conditioning treatments if required, to keep your hair in tip top condition.

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