We all know that when we get old our hair turns gray. So it’s easy to think that all we have to do is grab a box of hair dye at the drug store, follow the directions and voila! We are home free. But gray hair color is only part of the problem of aging hair. Notice how everyone is saying Lindsay Lohan looks twice her age these days with her bleached locks? And yet she is still pretty young. It isn’t the hair color she has chosen; she could be a very cute blonde. But with that heavy, flat, dry, frizzy texture, her hair is adding years to her pretty face, making her look haggard and worn. So these days, all of us should be searching out the best anti-aging hair care. Even when age is not the culprit!
THE PROBLEM – Beauty Tools
When we are young we think we can do anything – fry our hair with bleach, use flat-irons on the highest temperature, even blow dry hair twice a day on weekends to make sure we look perfect at both the gym and later on that night, when we’re out clubbing.
But these days, with beauty supply stores willing to sell us professional grade hair styling tools, we now torture and destroy our lovely tresses like never before. These hair styling tools are designed with different settings for different kinds of hair, and salon professionals are trained to choose the right settings – and the right hair styling tools – for differing hair types. However, the ordinary user – you or me – usually figures “the hotter the better” and so we flatiron and blow-dry until we see steam coming off our heads. We think that steam means our style will keep longer. Actually it means we’ve just burned our hair. And for that we will pay, with broken ends, weakened hair shafts and all-over head frizz. It will be subtle first, but it will only get worse with repeated use of too hot or just plain wrong for your hair styling tools. Nothing ages hair faster than damage from hairstyling tools.
The Solution to Damage From Hairstyling Tools
Proper treatment of hair. Stop it with the crazy hair frying. OK, I get it, you have curly hair and you want it to be stick straight, with body. But if you are a natural blonde, using a flatiron on anything but the LOWEST temperature will destroy your hair. Speak with your hair care specialist – your hair colorist or your hair stylist, so that they can guide you towards the hair styling tools that will give you the outcome you want without ruining your hair. Ask your stylist to teach you how to style your hair between visits. Because you not only need the right tools, you need to know how to use them in order to prevent further damage from your hairstyling tools.
The best anti-aging hair care also includes use heat-protecting products to protect your luxurious hair when you use heat on it. If your hair is already fragile wash it and nourish it with high-end, plant-based products formulated for weak and thinning hair. If you blow-dry your hair, and want your hair to be fuller then you also need to use Minardi Root Lift, which is the only product for body I recommend. It works incredibly well but is not sticky or unnatural feeling in any way. A little of it goes a long way so you don’t over-blow dry your hair trying to get lift.
And by the way, if you are going to blow dry your hair, in addition to using the right hair styling product in your hair, use the right kind of hair styling brush to style it with. The ceramic brushes with ion charged bristles dry your hair almost twice as quickly, leaving it soft and shiny, not dry and overblown!