Anti-Aging For Your Hair: How To Keep Your Locks Looking Luscious

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We all want beautiful, soft, young looking hair. Unfortunately, there are several factors that cause hair to become more thin and brittle. However, there are steps that can be taken to stop this process. Whew! 

One important step to keeping hair looking young and beautiful is to feed your lovely locks with the vitamins and nutrients needed for growth and repair.  It is important to maintain a healthy diet   rich in protein, iron, and B vitamins. These will aid in keeping the hair shaft healthy.

Another factor in keeping hair healthy and younger looking is to make sure you address any hormonal issues.  Frequently, hormonal changes can cause hair to thin. The use of certain types of birth control pills is often the culprit. For example, some women have sensitivities to androgen.  This is a hormone that is in some birth control pills.  If there are sensitivities to this hormone, it can cause hair loss and thinning of the hair. A doctor can determine if this is an issue to be addressed.

The types of hair products and styling methods can also have an impact on how well hair ages.  For example, there are many types of hair care products that contain naturally occurring oils, such as argon or coconut.  These oils contain high levels of fatty acids, and therefore help to add moisture back into the hair shaft.  Hair that is moist is less likely to break. While conditioning hair with these products, it is a good idea to use warm water. Never hot. Excessively hot water will actually dehydrate the hair shaft, causing more brittle hair that breaks easily.  Rinsing hair after with colder water then helps to seal the moisture into the hair shaft.  Never brush hair while it is wet because it is at its weakest state, and can snap or tear the shaft easily. Instead, reach for a wide-tooth comb and a bottle of lightweight leave in conditioner while your hair is wet. .

Another step that can be taken in reversing aging in hair is to limit the hot styling. Yes, we know you look amazing with big bouncy curls or stick straight super model hair, but, curling and blow drying hair really dries out the hair shaft, leaving it brittle and dull. The less often hot styling tools are used, the better off the hair will look and feel.

Aging in hair can be easily addressed. The most important factors are ensuring that moisture is retained in the hair shaft, and maintaining a healthy diet.  If these steps are taken, it will ensure hair will look younger, softer, and be stronger.

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