1. Embrace Your Natural Texture
As we age, our hair becomes more dry, fragile and prone to breakage. It’s a good idea to embrace your natural texture, and work with it, instead of against it. Styling products such as gels, mousses and sprays can be used to help manage your hair and give it some extra oomph. If you have naturally straight hair, consider using a straightening iron to add bounce and body. If you have naturally wavy or curly hair, use a curling iron or hot rollers to create soft, luscious curls. When styling your hair, it’s important to use products that are specifically designed for mature hair and are free from harsh chemicals.
2. Short and Sweet
Short hairstyles have come a long way in recent years, and can be both stylish and easy to maintain. If you have thinning hair, short hairstyles can help to make the most of what you have. If you have thick hair, a short hairstyle can help to reduce the amount of time spent on styling and make your hair more manageable. Popular short hairstyles for over 50 include pixie cuts, bobs, and shags. With some styling and a bit of product, these looks can be transformed from day to night.
3. Mid Length Magic
Mid length hairstyles are great for those who want to show off their hair, but don’t want the hassle of styling long hair. A mid length hairstyle can be as simple or as complex as you desire. If you like to keep things simple, try a layered bob with some subtle side-swept bangs. If you like to experiment with different looks, try adding some soft curls and volume to the ends. Mid length hairstyles are also great for those who don’t have time for styling, as you can easily just leave it down and let it air-dry.
4. Low Maintenance Updos
Updos are a great way to add some style and glamour to your look, without spending hours on styling. Messy buns, French twists and half-up hairstyles are all great options for those with busy lifestyles. For an extra special look, try adding some decorative hair accessories such as flowers, beads or ribbons. These styles are great for special occasions, but can also be worn on a daily basis.
5. Accessorize Your Look
Hair accessories are a great way to add a bit of sparkle to your look. If you want to keep your hairstyle simple, consider adding a few decorative clips or pins to the back or sides of your hair. If you have long hair, try using a decorative headband or scarf to add a touch of glamour. For those with short hair, a few well-placed hair pins can help to create a more striking look.
6. Protect Your Hair from Damage
When styling your hair, it’s important to use products that are specifically designed for mature hair and are free from harsh chemicals. Heat styling tools such as straighteners and curling irons should be used sparingly, and always with a heat protecting product. If you plan on using hair dye, it’s important to follow the directions on the packaging and to use a product that is designed for mature hair. Avoid washing your hair too often, as this can strip the natural oils from the scalp.
7. Keep Your Hair Healthy
In order to keep your hair looking its best, it’s important to nourish it from the inside out. Eating a balanced diet, including plenty of fruits and vegetables, can help to keep your hair healthy and strong. It’s also important to drink plenty of water, as this can help to keep your hair hydrated. For extra nourishment, consider using a deep conditioning treatment once a week.
8. Get Regular Trims
Getting regular trims is important to keep your hair looking its best. Split ends can make your hair look dry and frizzy, so it’s important to get them trimmed off regularly. It’s also important to remove any split ends as soon as possible, as they can cause further damage and breakage. Ask your stylist for advice on how often you should get trims, and what type of cut will best suit your hair type.
9. Take Care of Your Scalp
The scalp is often overlooked, but it’s just as important as the hair. Many of us suffer from dryness, irritation and inflammation, and this can lead to an unhealthy scalp. Keep your scalp clean and free from product buildup by using a gentle shampoo and conditioner. You can also use scalp treatments and masks to nourish and protect your scalp, and help to keep it healthy.
10. Experiment and Have Fun
Above all, it’s important to have fun with your hairstyle and not take it too seriously. Experiment with different looks and don’t be afraid to try something new. With the right tools and products, you can create a variety of looks that are both stylish and easy to maintain. Just remember to embrace your natural texture, and work with it to create looks that are uniquely you.