How Hair Ages
- In Your 20s: Hair is at it’s peak! It is the thickest, shiniest, and strongest it will ever be.
- In Your 30s: This is when any damage, from changing the color of your hair or every time you picked up your blower, begins to show.
- In Your 40s: This is the time when hair becomes noticeably thinner and breaks much easier- split ends will definitely be much more common. Although it differs from person to person, this is the general age when hair will start to gray.
- In Your 50s: If you thought your hair was thin in your 40s, it gets worse in your 50s. The same goes for the color. Gray strands? Think half of your hair. Unless you are the exception, most women are 50% gray by the time they hit 50.
- In Your 60s: Gray hair is actually nothing compared to no hair. Not that you will be entirely bald (unless you decide to shave it all off), but this is the time when women begin to experience hair loss. Some much more than others, again, it is a case to case basis. But that much is true for about 40% of women.
- A great tip when shampooing is to focus on the scalp. After all, the roots is pretty much where all of the dirt and grime gets stored away. So massage it on and make a nice lather. The rich overflow should be enough to clean the rest of your hair. Remember that excessive shampoo gets rid of the hair's natural oils that make it shiny.
How To Use A Hair Mask
- Shampoo hair (say no to conditioner if you are planning to use a mask) and rinse off.
- Squeeze out excess water- You want to have damp hair, not dry.
- Apply mask generously, from scalp to tip- but you can concentrate on “problem” areas.
- Take a towel (a warm one definitely boosts it’s benefits) then wrap up your hair.
- Leave for about 5 minutes, however some masks might take longer. Just make sure to read the instructions.
- Rinse off with warm water.
- Finish off with a cold splash.