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5 Haircare Tips for Older Women by Famous Hairstylists

The experts weigh in on the best hair care tips for older women

1. As hair ages, torture it less not more. You’ll be tempted to break this rule but hairstyles for older women should involve less teasing, heat-styling and hair color. Hair loss in older women can be minimized by protecting fragile, thinning hair from excess styling damage.

2. Avoid a haircut rut. The long, stick-straight hairstyle of your youth will age you now. Instead, hairstylists recommend haircuts for older women with graduated layers kept close to the face. As our faces lose collagen and become more angular, long hairstyles for older women with layers will soften angular cheekbones and jawline.

3. Use moisturizing products to soothe dry scalp and hair. Thinning hair in older women is often dry, brittle and graying with dryer, flaky scalp. Maintain healthier scalp and hair with an invigorating hair thickening serum for women plus a moisturizing conditioner with Argan oil and hazelnut oil to nourish dry, aging hair.

4. Channel your inner Mia Farrow. The pixie cut is one of the best short hairstyles for older women because it spotlights your face. Boomer trendsetter Isabella Rossellini plus Robin Wright, Halle Berry and Sharon Stone have all embraced the modern pixie cut. Keep the cut soft, slightly longer around the ears, and wispy at the forehead and neckline.

5. Don’t let your diet damage your hair. Hairstylists and experts agree: a healthy hair diet is one of the most critical steps to combat thinning hair in older women. Eat a balanced diet of lean proteins, vitamins and minerals. I if your diet lacks the essential nutrients it needs for thick, full, youthful hair growth, try a hair growth supplement like Viviscal.

What causes hair loss in older women?

Hair growth slows after age 40, when many women start to seek advice from their hairstylists for hair that is thinning, dry or simply lost its youthful bounce and luster.

Aging hair, like other signs of aging, is due to our bodies’ inability to renew and regenerate cells as quickly as when we were younger. But menopause is another common cause of hair loss in older women. Starting with perimenopause in our 40s, women see hair thinning with age, as well as dull, graying hair and more hair loss. New research shows that hair loss in older women is likely due to lower levels of both estrogen and progesterone, causing hair follicles to thin and hair to fall out.

As you consider the haircare tips and hairstyles for older women with fine hair above, remember that #5 on the list is arguably the most important. If your diet lacks what you need for younger looking hair, take a hair growth supplement for women such as Viviscal, which has essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients for healthy hair growth. Take care of your body and it will show in your appearance. Great hair, younger looking skin and a youthful appearance start from the inside.

5 famous international hairstylists explain why they recommend Viviscal hair

Ted Gibson

Ted Gibson (US) Lead Hairstylist New York Fashion Week,
Ted Gibson salons in NYC and Fort Lauderdale

“This is the time when I older women clients start to tell me, ‘My hair isn't quite how it used to be.’ The biggest complaints: thinning and gray tresses. A daily supplement like Viviscal is fantastic for growing hair.”

Trisha Buller

Trisha Buller (UK) Leading Trichologist, Clinic and Salon Owner

“Our hair is a barometer of our inner health. Nutrition, minerals and vitamins play an important role in maintaining healthy hair growth, so a balanced diet is essential. When we’re under stress or have experienced ill health, it will have an adverse effect on our hair. I am seeing more and more people complaining of fine, weak, limp hair lacking in shine and luster. Supplements such as Viviscal include Biotin and Zinc, as well as other key ingredients crucial for healthy hair.”

Tabatha Coffey

Tabatha Coffey (Australia) Hairstylist and TV Host of Bravo’s Tabatha Takes Over

“I can’t believe how well Viviscal hair growth supplements have transformed the look and feel of my hair! The results I’ve experienced have allowed me to regain confidence in my hair and appearance. I’m excited that Viviscal can help other women experience the same success that I’ve had.”

Adam Reed

Adam Reed (UK) Creative Director of Percy & Reed London

“I discovered Viviscal through some of my model friends and was immediately intrigued and excited to learn more. I have been completely blown away by the results. Not only does it thicken hair, but it has given my clients the hair that they have always dreamed of! With everyone I have recommended it to so far, the results have been fantastic.”

Errol Douglas

Errol Douglas (UK) President of Fellowship for British Hairdressing

“To help clients that are suffering from hair thinning, I have been looking for a scientifically proven product. That is why I am a great supporter and believer of Viviscal supplements as they help my customers develop thicker, fuller, healthier hair.”


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