Being confident in your looks isn’t just for younger people; those over the age of 65 also want to look their best, and by following these five hair care for seniors tips you’ll be well on your way.
Eat a Healthy Diet
Some hair factors are beyond our control including hormones, genetics and age. But the one thing you can control is what you eat, and unfortunately many people eat bad food. Good foods you’ll want to add to your diet includes eggs, spinach, oatmeal, tangerines and salmon as they are rich in vitamins such as C, E and B12 along with Omega 3 fatty acids and iron, all of which support vibrant hair growth.
The importance of physical fitness is well known to almost everyone, but unfortunately many people are lazy and choose not to do it. While you can get away with it while young, once you hit the age of 65 you’ll begin experiencing a number of health issues such as back pain and hair loss. Exercise encourages hair growth because it promotes blood circulation which enables more oxygen and nutrients to enter the scalp. This in turn will strengthen the hair follicles.
Studies show that being physically active also releases natural oils within the scalp that will nourish your hair roots. The link between stress and hair loss is well documented. By exercising regularly you will lower your stress level while also promoting endorphin production within your body. This chemical will boost your mood which leads to better sleep.
Choose the Proper Shampoo
As we advance in age our hair will lose its pigment naturally, leading to a white or gray appearance. There are some elders who also develop a yellow dingy tone, which is partly because of pigment loss and also comes from foreign material accumulation and environmental pollution. If you smoke the problem will be worse, and aside from quitting cigarettes you’ll also want to purchase a shampoo which is deep cleaning. The best brands are made with a violet or blue color that can reduce the yellow color along grey or silver strands.
Cut Your Hair Correctly
For those over the age of 65, it is best to work with a barber who is experienced in cutting aging hair. The scalps of many elder men will be visible, which means that their hair must be cut towards the sides and back to display an equal scalp level. The purpose of this cutting method is to create symmetry which minimizes thinning along the top. If your hair is extremely thin, you may want to consider the possibility of going bald, because longer hairstyles aren’t recommended for those that have thinning hair, since it accentuates the thinness while being tough to manage.
Don’t Wash Your Hair Too Much
Unlike the human body, hair doesn’t have to be washed often. In fact, washing your hair excessively will prevent an accumulation of crucial oils which are designed to thicken it while moisturizing the scalp. It is also important to remember that elders have scalps which are more sensitive to temperature, so when washing you want to avoid water that is too hot or cold.