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TLC for Mature Hair with Moroccanoil

TLC for Mature Hair with Moroccanoil
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As you get older, your hair might start to show signs of ageing too. Hormonal changes, genetics, and your lifestyle can all play a part on how quickly your hair starts showing signs of age. Sadly, science hasn’t advanced enough to reverse the effects of age of hair – but there are definitely things you can do to slow the effects of ageing down and get those good hair days back. Here’s allbeauty’s haircare guide for mature hair.

How to spot the signs of ageing hair

Greying is one of the first obvious signs of ageing hair. Your hair follicles contain pigment cells that make melanin, a chemical which gives your hair its colour. As you age, these pigment cells start to die. New hair strands will grow in lighter, in various shades of grey, silver and eventually white. There are some other biological effects which take place at the molecular level. While these may be harder to spot than grey hairs, a few signs to look out for include:

• Hair starts feeling drier • Slower growth • Weaker and more brittle hair • Loss of gloss and volume

Hormones play a big role in how your hair ages, and oestrogen is a key player when it to hair growth and fullness. If you’re going through menopause, you may notice that your hair is shedding more than usual, as your body starts producing less oestrogen. Check out allbeauty’s Beauty Unfiltered section for products and tips to help you through different times of your hormonal life.

Caring for ageing hair

There are plenty of simple things you can do to help your hair hold onto its glossiness, health, and texture without deviating too much from your usual haircare routine.

What you eat matters

You are what you eat, as they say – and your hair loves a healthy diet full of nutrients like iron, zinc, protein, and vitamins like A, C, and E. Luckily, all these nutrients are found in all the good stuff like almonds, walnuts, spinach, eggs, chicken, and salmon. Incorporating these foods into your diet can promote your hair health and your overall health too. Protein-rich foods can strengthen your hair and keep it from becoming brittle while foods full of vitamins, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids help with hair loss. It’s a good idea to consult a doctor or a nutritionist to learn how to incorporate these foods into your diet for the best results.

To give your hair an extra boost, use the transformative Moroccanoil® Treatment, infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil and shine-boosting vitamins. This restorative treatment detangles, speeds up drying time and boosts shine - leaving you with manageable and smooth hair with each use.

Quench dry hair

Hair tends to get drier as you get older. When it comes to hydrating your hair, more is more. Use a hair mask like the Moroccanoil® Intense Hydrating Mask once or twice a week. It conditions while improving hair's texture, elasticity, shine and manageability. For deeper conditioning, mix in a few drops of Moroccanoil® Treatment when using this hair mask.

Leave more time between washes

As you get older, your scalp produces less sebum. Sebum is a naturally occurring oil that helps maintain your hair’s PH balance and keeps it hydrated, and over-washing your hair can strip it of sebum. Instead, try washing your hair a couple of times a week.

Choose a hydrating shampoo and conditioner for wash days - the Moroccanoil® Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner contain red algae that protect your hair cuticle from drying, and the sulphate-free formula lets your hair retains its natural oils.

Grey hair can also benefit from the Moroccanoil® Shampoo Blonde Perfecting Purple Shampoo as it cuts down any brassiness, leaving your greys looking their best.

Be gentle with styling

As mature hair is typically more prone to breakage, go easy when brushing and styling your hair. A hairbrush like the Moroccanoil® Ceramic Paddle Brush detangles your hair gently while minimising breakage.

Start brushing at the roots and gentle work your way through. Avoid drying mousses and gels as they can make your hair look lifeless and dull – instead, opt for a leave-in conditioner like the Moroccanoil® All In One Leave-In Conditioner. This multitasking spray works on all hair types to protect against breakage and thermal damage while softening hair for up to 72 hours.

Using heat on brittle hair can damage it further and add to frizz, so towel or air dry your hair first or use your hairdryer on a cool setting. Check out this article on how you can get effortless curls without using heat, or get tipsallbeauty’s salon experts for updos that are easy on the hair without compromising on style.

A little bit of care goes a long way. The right diet, plenty of hydration, and a few favourites from the Moroccanoil® haircare range can keep your hair looking amazing, leaving you feeling like the very best version of you every day.

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