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Anti-ageing hair tips

Keeping your hair healthy is a great boon to feeling fantastic, even as the years pile up unnoticed. Julie from Zazu shared some hair care tips with us to help combat the signs of ageing.

By Helen Bowman

Slowing the signs of ageing on your hair

Don’t get stuck in a rut with your hair, advises Julie. Your hair, like your skin, has different requirements as you get older. Whether we’re talking about the products you use on your hair every day or the style and colour you plump for when you visit your hairdresser – change is as good as a rest. Here are my top five tips for keeping your hair healthy, strong and glossy as you get older:

Your hair is an extension of your skin and will change as you age. It’s important to change the products you use on your hair as that change occurs. Look at this in the same way you buy skincare – the routine we had as teenagers is worlds apart from routines as we move through life stages. Your hair requires the same consideration.

Invest in a good shampoo and conditioner. The likelihood is that your hair will become less oily as life progresses so you’ll need to shampoo it less frequently than you might have done when you were younger. Less frequent shampooing also helps to keep colour fresher for longer, therefore lessening any damaging impact of the colouring process. Label M offers amazing online consultations about the best products for your hair.

Find a hairstylist who you really trust. Talk to them about the changes you’re experiencing with your hair and ask their advice about products, colours and styling. A good stylist should take into account your skin tone, hair condition and any considerations you have around time limitations, skill levels for home styling and length.

Don’t dive right in and go for sudden change when it comes to changing your style or colour. Going from brown to blonde in one fell swoop might be a bit too much of a shock. Take it slow and go through a process with your hairstylist. Opt for highlights initially before adding more colour at every appointment.

Visit your stylist regularly (when we can again!) to keep your hair in great condition.

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