Amy McGory: Your hair and scalp are often overlooked areas that evolve as you get older, thanks to shifting hormones, dietary changes, certain medications and damage from sun and styling among other factors. Whether your hair is becoming coarser and dryer, finer and flatter or just a little grayer, your product regiment and styling routine need to be changing along with it.
Here are a few simple tricks to keep your hair shinny strong and healthy at any age. First reassess your hair routine. As we age our production of hormones increases, changing the look and feel our hair follicles. It's essential to adjust your product regiment when your strands are undergoing this transformation. If you feel your hair becoming coarser and dryer, stock up on heavier, more hydrating shampoos, conditioners and thickening treatments.
Look for hair products packed with moisturizing ingredients like caffeine, niacinamide and panthenol. The combination of these ingredients can plump up and strengthen your hair for both an immediate and long term hair fix.
Second, try a ponytail. Pulling your hair away from your face in a single sleek pony tail always makes you look young and refreshed. To get the perfect kind of ponies, start by putting your pointer finger at the very top of your head. Then, there is your one pinky laying back from there, and secure your hair for a sleek classic look.
Third, watch your diet. What's happening on the inside of your body shows up on the outside and in your hair. Consuming a diet full of good fats like salmon and walnuts rich in omega-3 fatty acids will help improve the health of your hair and scalp.
Just remember nutrition intervention takes time, expect to show new shin in about 6 months. Those are just a few simply tips to keep your strands strong and shiny at any age.