*This post is sponsored by Hair Biology. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Caring for long blond hair over 60 is not as hard as you might think. With a few extra steps and the right products, women who want to have long blond or silver hair over sixty can definitely go for it. As I have gotten older, caring for my long blond hair has changed; my hair has become drier, a bit thinner, and more easily damaged. I take a couple of easy extra steps to ensure my hair stays full, healthy, and shiny.
How to care for long hair over 60:
To keep hair bright, using a purple shampoo to contract yellowing is key, especially for those of us with blond or silver hair color. I love Hair Biology’s Silver and Glowing collection to keep any brassy tones at bay. The shampoo and conditioner used together leave my hair bright and shiny.
In addition to maintaining my hair color, making sure my hair is well hydrated is key. Again, Hair Biology comes to the rescue with a Deep Hydration Mask and Argan Oil Taming Serum.
The Deep Hydration Mask is a weekly treatment that is infused with Biotin which is said to assist in the health of hair and scalp. It takes as little as two minutes for this mask to work its magic, leaving hair silky-smooth, and shiny. Once a month, I deeply moisturize and wear the mask for an hour or more before washing so it deeply penetrates my hair.
I love the Argan Oil Taming Serum, Argan Oil is full of fatty acids as well as vitamin E, which helps prevent dryness, reduces frizz, and creates a silky smooth shine. I use Hair Biology Argan Oil Taming Serum from mid-length to my ends while my hair is wet, then blow-dry as usual. After drying my hair, I massage a bit more into my ends if they appear dry.
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With so much advice about caring for our hair, but very little targeted toward women over sixty, I figured I’d answer some frequently asked questions about hair care over 60.
Can women over 60 have long hair?
In short, yes. While hair can thin, change texture and color with age, hair continues to grow, (another question people ask, by the way) and people over sixty can have long hair. Women are often concerned about following rules relating to the length of their hair. They worry that long hair will either make them look like they are trying to seem younger or that long hair will cause them to look older.
First, women should wear their hair at the length that they enjoy and in a style that enhances their features and style. By focusing on what works for their lifestyle, hair type, and personal style, women can find a length and style that works for them.
How does hair change over 60?
First, our hair color changes throughout our lives, often darkening as we produce more melanin, then lightening as we produce less with age. The texture of our hair changes as well, as our body makes less collagen. Older people also produce fewer scalp oils, so the hair shaft becomes dry and brittle.
How often should I wash my hair?
Some wash daily, while others may wash once or twice a week. How often you wash your hair depends on whether you have an oily scalp, whether your hair is dirty, and if you tend to have dry hair, whether your hair needs a wash and conditioning treatment.
Hair Biology shampoo and conditioner can be used as often as needed to keep your hair clean and healthy.
How often should I condition my hair?
Most shampoos now come with a complementing conditioner. It is the scalp that needs washing, while the hair itself benefits greatly from conditioning. Deep conditioners and masks are great when used once or twice a week, as heavier conditioners can weigh the hair down or cause a build-up that dulls the hair if used too often.
How do I keep my scalp healthy?
Keeping your scalp healthy is important to healthy hair. Ensuring your scalp is clean, and nourished helps prevent hair loss. Massaging your scalp gently before washing helps loosen dirt. A daily scalp massage helps increase blood circulation to the hair follicles which can help prevent shedding. Avoiding the build-up of leave-in shampoos, hair sprays and the use of harsh chemicals will also keep your scalp healthy and your hair shiny and healthy.
Will heat tools damage my hair?
The frequent use of heat tools, especially those that do not have heat controls can damage your hair. Keeping the temperature low, and avoid using heat tools too frequently to ensure your hair stays healthy and strong. Nourish hair with Argan Oil Taming Serum to help smooth and replenish oils stripped away by heat tools.
- Massage scalp, pre-treat hair before washing—use a hair oil or hair mask, leave it in 10 minutes before washing, or wear overnight.
- Wash scalp massaging gently, avoid shampooing ends. Use Hair Biology Silver and Glowing Shampoo to brighten and maintain color. Follow with conditioner avoiding the scalp but focusing on the ends.
- Gently work fingers through hair to help detangle.
- Gently press hair to remove excess water, wrap it absorbent turban
- Apply heat protectant, and styling aids.
- Allow to air dry or use a blow dryer on a medium setting. Finish with Hair Biology Argan Oil Taming Serum concentrating on the ends of your hair.
- Once or twice a week, use Hair Biology Deep Hydration Mask.
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Having long hair needn’t be a thing of the past. The best time of life is now! Celebrate it.