Hair is a symbol of charm and personal identity for women of all ages. Healthy hair can contribute to greater self-confidence. Beyond thirty, some simple tricks can help you maintain your hair looking beautiful, healthy, and shiny. Today, we’re giving you 7 simple tips to help you keep your hair beautiful after 30.
- 1. Use natural care to boost the hair fiber
- Use vegetable oil masks to restore shine
- Try protein-based masks to restore structure
- Try to avoid silicone products
- 2. Deal with common hair problems
- 3. Try a mid-length cut
- 4. Maintain healthy hair bulbs
- 5. Mask grey hair with plant-based or gentler dyes
- 6. Eat a healthy and balanced diet
- 7. Wash your hairs with gentle shampoos
- 8. Try fermented rice
1. Use natural care to boost the hair fiber
After 30, hair follicles produce less keratin (the main protein which constitutes the hair). The result is weakened and less resistant hair. To make up for these losses, it is beneficial to use care products rich in proteins and nutrients that you can apply in your daily hair-care routine.
Use vegetable oil masks to restore shine
Natural oils such as olive oil, coconut oil, and sweet almond oil nourish the hair intensely and strengthen its vitality. Do not hesitate to use them as natural masks, to be applied on the lengths (one inch from the root) in the evening before going to bed, for example, to let the components act all night long.
To maximize the oils’ moisturizing properties, you can wrap the hair in a towel after applying your care.
Try protein-based masks to restore structure
Protein-rich and keratin-rich masks will help replenish the structural integrity of the hair fiber. Their effect does not last very long so you should try to use a mask once a week for maximal benefits.
Try to avoid silicone products
Many shampoos, conditioners, masks, and styling creams available on the market use components designed to artificially increasing the density of the hair. Compared to protein or keratin masks, the effect is purely cosmetic as silicons do not interact with hair fibers but rather artificially inflate the space between each hair. Furthermore, silicone tends to accumulate in the scalp. If possible, choose silicone-free products.
2. Deal with common hair problems
Get rid of excess oil
First of all, be aware that the frequency of shampoo washes directly influences the appearance of oily hair. Shampoos stimulate the sebaceous glands, which are responsible for the production of sebum. Hence the importance of spacing out shampoo sessions or using non-aggressive shampoos to reduce excess sebum.
Experts recommend washing hair once to three times a week and avoiding intensive massage of the scalp when shampooing. Also, using mildly warm or cold water when rinsing is recommended, as hot water causes sebum to build up.
When using hair masks such as described above, be careful however, to apply it only to the lengths and ends and not to the roots, so as not to add oiliness to your scalp.
Say goodbye to annoying split ends
How to get rid of them?
The easiest and most radical way to get rid of split ends is to cut them off each time they appear.
To prevent them, avoid dying and frequent smoothing or brushing. If you must style your hair with heat, use a heat-protective spray to limit the damage caused by intensive heat on the hair. Repeated detangling sessions are also not recommended because they damage the scales of our hair.
Finally, if you are a fan of organic and natural masks, prepare home-made masks by mixing avocado, coconut oil and banana. These are ideal for dry hair. Apply the mixture by parting it section by section with a hairbrush for greater effectiveness.
There is nothing like styling (natural) lotions to get rid of frizz. Before styling, spray your hair to coat the hair fiber and easily tame your unruly hair. After having sprayed, apply to the entire length with a fine-tooth comb. In addition, nourishing your hair with moisturizing masks will tame the frizz.
3. Try a mid-length cut
At thirty, you can try the mid-length cut to look fresh and dynamic.
Another great benefit of this haircut is that you can style it almost any way you like. Whether your hair is curly or straight, the mid-length cut is suitable for all hair types. If you prefer to tie your hair up in the summer, you can also go for this cut coupled with a ponytail or bun. For an even more stylish look, finish off your hairstyle with accessories such as headbands or barrettes.
4. Maintain healthy hair bulbs
With age, hair follicles begin to become less active. This phenomenon is the result of natural aging, hormonal imbalance increasing and additional environmental factors such as ultraviolet rays, pollution, smoking, bad diet, unhealthy living style, alcohol or stress. To keep healthy follicles , we suggest the following steps:
- Encourage hair regrowth through daily scalp massages. These massages have been shown to stimulate blood flow in the capillaries, the small blood vessels that bring nutrients to follicles.
- Twice a week, infuse your scalp with castor oil, which has know benefits hair follicles. If you have oily hair, pre-wash them with clay before entering the shower after treating them with castor oil.
- Protect the hair from the sun and pollution thanks to anti-pollution protective mists that prevent the hair scales from drying out.
- Use a friendly washing routine with gentler shampoos, less frequent washes and dry washing once every other day
- Use alternative drying methods such as hair bands. These natural straightening methods are easy to use and work with all hair types for incredibly smooth results.
5. Mask grey hair with plant-based or gentler dyes
It is at the age of thirty that the first grey hairs begin to appear. Hair coloring can become an option to camouflage them. We suggest you use natural dyes to take good care of your hair. Some chemical or ammonia-based hair dyes contain specific components that can weaken hair fibers. Some vegetable dyes do not penetrate deeply into the fibers but wrap themselves around them to create a barrier that protects the hair fibers from external damage.
You can also decide to embrace your grey hair proudly, especially since they have become trendy lately. Make sure, however, that you use appropriate shampoos designed to preserve vitality.
6. Eat a healthy and balanced diet
Hair bulb health is directly linked to a healthy lifestyle and hence a healthy diet. Remember that bad lifestyle habits will sooner or later translate into brittle and fragile hair.
Additionally, taking food supplements, such as super nutrients, fruit extracts, anti-oxidants, Omega -3 iron, zinc, magnesium, proteins and vitamins (A, Biotin) will help with hair growth.
A diet rich in minerals such as iron, zinc and magnesium has also been associated with stronger and thicker hair. Therefore, prioritize foods such as wholegrain cereals, bananas, seafood, dark chocolate and almonds in your daily diet.
7. Wash your hairs with gentle shampoos
It has been found that foaming agents contained in Shampoos can have a negative effect on skin cells and hence hair bulbs (a mini-organ responsible for generating the hair). Washing your hair with irritating foaming agents could result in a loss of vitality after many years of daily use. That is why we recommend including a gentle shampoo in your daily washing routine. Such shampoos usually do not contain Sodium Laureth/Lauryl Sulfate and any other harsh chemical.
In case of doubt, you can always check the irritation potential of an ingredient here on SkinCarisma.
8. Try fermented rice
A new hair craze has emerged recently: fermented rice hair masks. Interestingly, in a study on the effects of rinsing hair with rice water was published in the Journal of Cosmetic Chemists in 2010, researchers found regular wash with fermented rice water may increase hair growth and make hair smooth and soft.