5 Easy Tricks for Younger-Looking Hair

You would think that only your face is battling against time, but the truth is, your hair needs just as much of those anti-ageing treatments.

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You would think that only your face is battling against time, but the truth is, your hair needs just as much of those anti-ageing treatments. How do you define what ‘old’ hair is? Simple! It’s when the loss of shine and volume, and the springing of greys from your roots happens. But luckily, it’s not complicated to fight these effects of time and cover them up – no injections and lasers required!

1. Choose the right shampoo

As our hair ages, it tends to produce less keratin, the protein responsible for keeping our locks strong and healthy. Hair will thus then turn dry and be more prone to damage. Choose a keratin shampoo to provide this protein to your hair and eventually build stronger locks without split ends.  Our hair also thins as we age, so if you want to keep that volume on your head, spend a little more time at the hair section and scan for ones with the labels ‘anti-breakage’, ‘volumising’ or ‘restorative’.

2. Bang it

Getting bangs not only instantly gives you a major makeover but it also instantly reduces years off your look. Just be sure that you get the right cut according to your face shape.

3. To style and protect

Using heat-styling tools is unavoidable if you want perfectly placed hair, but you risk damaging your hair at the same time. Protect it first with heat protecting products that traps the moisture in your strands, keeping them soft and shiny throughout the day. Also, let your hair air-dry whenever possible with a leave-on moisturiser.

4. Pamper your hair

Just like how your face requires a mask at least once a week, so do your locks. Be sure to apply a hair mask once a week to rejuvenate your crowning glory and restore moisture. Focus on the ends of your hair, as that’s where the ‘older’ parts of your hair are, which require extra TLC.

5. Grey’s Anatomy

Now, the most obvious solution for your grey strands is to give your hair a colour makeover. However, hair dye can fade and grey hair still pops up, so here’s another trick: avoid knife-sharp partings and pull-back styles that can put your roots on full display. You can try wavy styles to make them harder to detect or spritz a little volumising spray to let it part naturally.