Nobody wants a bad hair day.
As your hair might be the first to receive attention on your overall appearance, you must know how to maintain and keep each strand healthy. However, as we age, we really can’t get rid of hair issues that can also affect our overall health, and even confidence.
6 Common Hair Issues for Men and Women
1. Hair Thinning
Hair thinning is a frequent concern, especially for men. The gradual hair thinning over time can be attributed to various factors, including hormonal changes, genetics, and the natural ageing process.
Dryness is another common hair problem. Scalps may produce less oil as we age, making them drier hair and more prone to breakage and damage.
3. Brittle Hair
Brittle hair is another, as hair can become more brittle and susceptible to breakage with age. This increased fragility can be attributed to changes in hair structure and reduced hair's natural elasticity.
Graying hair is a natural process influenced by genetics, stress, and nutrition. The gradual reduction in pigment-producing cells in hair follicles results in decreased melanin production, which makes the hair appear gray or white.
5. Scalp Issues
Regardless of age, we commonly experience scalp problems like dandruff, itchiness, and inflammation. These problems can lead to discomfort and may impact overall hair health and appearance.
6. Hair Loss
Hair loss is another prevalent issue for your hair. Hormonal changes, genetics, scalp issues, and even certain medications can all contribute here. Hair loss can significantly impact an individual's self-esteem and confidence.
Natural Tips on How to Keep Your Hair Healthy
Achieving and maintaining healthy hair doesn't have to be complicated. Several natural and effective techniques can help promote hair health and prevent typical ageing hair problems. The following seven tips can help you keep your hair looking its best.
1. Maintain A Balanced Diet
A diet rich in essential nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, and proteins, supports hair health. Consume foods like leafy greens, lean proteins, healthy fats, fruits, and whole grains to provide strong and vibrant hair nutrients.
2. Stay Hydrated
Keeping hydrated is vital for overall health, including hair health. Drinking at least 8 cups of water can help keep your hair hydrated, strong, and less susceptible to breakage.
3. Regularly Massage Your Scalp
Massaging your scalp can stimulate blood circulation, promoting hair growth and overall health. Spend a few minutes daily massaging your scalp using circular motions with your fingertips.
4. Choose the Right Hair Products
Opt for gentle, natural hair products free from harsh chemicals. Look for sulfate-free shampoos, lightweight conditioners, and products specifically designed for seniors, such as hair growers for seniors.
5. Protect Your Hair From Environmental Factors
Sun, wind, and pollution can damage hair, leading to dryness and breakage. Wear a hat or scarf, use leave-in conditioners with UV protection, and limit exposure to the elements to protect your hair.
6. Avoid Excessive Heat Styling
Frequent heat styling tools, such as hairdryers, curling irons, and flat irons, can weaken hair over time. Explore alternative styling methods like air-drying, foam rollers, or braiding to minimise heat damage.
7. Trim Your Hair Regularly
Hair trimming can help prevent split ends and maintain overall health. Trimming your hair every 6-8 weeks is recommended to maintain a healthy appearance and promote growth.
Bonus Tips for Maintaining Hair Health
While focusing on maintaining healthy hair is important, it is equally essential to consider the health of our eyelashes, as they also contribute to our overall appearance.
Growing Your Lashes
Tonik's Lash Boost Serum is specifically designed to promote the growth of longer, thicker, and healthier eyelashes. The serum contains natural organic ingredients, vitamins, and peptides that nourish and strengthen lashes while encouraging growth.
How to Apply the Serum For Optimal Results
Apply the Lash Boost Serum to clean, dry eyelashes for best results. Use the applicator to carefully apply the serum along the base of the upper lash line, starting from the inner corner of the eye and moving outward. It is important to avoid getting the serum in your eyes, and it is recommended to apply it once a day, preferably at night before bedtime.
Preventing Split Ends
A Universal Restorative Balm is a versatile product that provides multiple benefits for your hair, such as hydrating your hair and split ends. It helps to nourish, and protect your hair from the environmental stressors associated with traveling, such as changes in humidity, sun exposure, and pollution.
How to Use the Balm Effectively While Traveling
To use the Universal Restorative Balm, apply a small amount to the palm of your hand, and rub your hands together. Then, gently work the balm through your hair, focusing on the ends and any dry or damaged areas. The balm can be used on damp or dry hair and applied as needed to maintain hair health and manageability.
Revitalising Your Crowning Glory
Focusing on hair and lash health can help seniors preserve their crowning glory and enhance your overall appearance. There is always the need to take care of your hair - and for us? The best time to do it is now, with Tonik Skincare.