Stylish Hairstyles To Refresh Your Look

Stay Beautiful & Care For Your Hair At Michelle Marshall Salons in Cardiff

Hair styles for over 50s ideas from Cardiff Hairdressers

Women are often bombarded with advice on how to keep our skin looking youthful and glowing, but how should we care for our hair as the years pass? 

We know that our hair will turn grey or white as we age, but this is only one of the changes we can expect to see in our locks as time goes by.  As we get older, our hair’s volume and texture is likely to change and the rate of growth will slow down.  As white or grey hair tends to have a coarser texture our hair can become generally drier and frizzier.   And it’s not only the passing years which have an impact on women’s hair.  Hormonal changes during menopause can have a major effect on the hair, and can even lead to hair loss as oestrogen levels decrease.

From thinning hair to dryness and frizz, the effects of aging usually mean we need to make some changes to our regular hair care routine.  One of the best ways to give your hair a boost is to rethink your hairstyle. 

It’s certainly not all gloom and doom when it comes to our hair as the years pass!  In this article we look at the many ways more mature women can ensure that their best head of hair is yet to come.  Book an appointment with your Michelle Marshall stylist who will be happy to help you find a look that will see you looking beautiful as you progress into your next chapter.

Promote Strong, Healthy Hair Growth

Strong Healthy Hair For Over 50s Cardiff Hair SalonWhen it comes to keeping our hair healthy at any age, it’s important to think holistically.   While it’s important to protect and nourish our individual strands from the outside, it’s also vital that we remember to care for our scalp and nutrition.  

A healthy scalp is essential at all ages to promote hair growth, especially as we get older.  The basic scalp care steps needed are 1) cleanse, 2) exfoliate and 3) moisturise.   A  scalp massage when washing your hair helps to cleanse the scalp and gently exfoliate it, clearing away any build up of natural oils, skin cells and products.   Follow this with a thorough cleanse using a gentle shampoo.   To really rejuvenate your scalp and promote hair growth you could also consider using a scalp serum.  At our Cardiff salons we recommend UKLASH Hair Growth Serum, which is packed with clinically proven ingredients designed to promote a healthy scalp and hair growth.

Much of your hair’s growth and health comes from within so a healthy diet full of fruit, vegetables and protein is a must, especially as we get older.  Amongst the best foods to promote hair growth are fish, beans, nuts and whole grains. 

We know it can be difficult to ensure you get all the necessary building blocks for hair health through your diet though, which is why we recommend you consider adding GLOWWA Hair Food supplements to your daily routine.   Recommended in Vogue, they contain a natural blend of  ingredients specifically designed to improve your hair’s strength, condition and shine.   The supplements contain Biotin, B12, Zinc, L-Lysine, MSM, Niacin, B5, B6, Vitamin C and Coconut Water and can offer outstanding results in as little as 12 weeks.

How To Adapt Your Hair Care Routine

Hairstyles for older women Cardiff salonAs we get older and our hair naturally becomes drier, it’s important to remember to pay more attention to the mid-lengths and ends when caring for it.  This helps to prevent the strands from becoming dull and unhealthy looking.   We recommend choosing products which deeply nourish and smooth each strand, such as the Redken All Soft range.  Available in salon and via our online shop, these best selling products contain Argan Oil, proteins and amino acids for maximum hair nourishment and hydration.

Always protect your hair from heat and if you are using, electrical tools to dry and style your hair, ensure they are good quality and won’t damage your hair.  We recommend using ghds if possible, together with Redken One United for heat protection.

Although your hair may feel dry, it’s important to keep in mind that if your hair is grey or white, this will respond differently to conditioner.  This is because the lack of colour particles in the cuticle will allow the conditioner to penetrate more easily and in higher amounts.  If you have fine or thinning hair avoid using too much heavy conditioner, especially at the roots, as a build up of product will weigh your hair down and make it appear even thinner.

Repairing Hair Damage Is As Easy As ABC

Hairstyles for older women Cardiff salonRedken’s award-winning Acidic Bonding Concentrate range is built on the very latest in hair care technology to repair and strengthen the bonds within your hair, delivering outstanding results.

Its ideal for use on mature hair that’s becoming weak and dry as it will strengthen it, restoring the bounce and elasticity which can be lost as we age.  It can also help to repair the damage caused by years of bleaching, sun and heated products, revitalising your hair and leaving it feeling soft and natural again.

How To Choose The Right Hair Style

Hairstyles for the over 50s Cardiff Hair SalonThere are several factors to consider if you’re looking for a new hairstyle to refresh your look.  These include your face shape, your hair’s texture and growth patterns, the time you have available for styling and also your hair’s health.

The shape of your face, which influences the way a haircut will fall, while your hair’s texture, growth patterns and overall health will affect the way that the style grows out naturally.  Book a consultation and one of our expert hairstylists can help you to decide on the right look which will work perfectly with your hair. 

Choose Lighter Hair Colours To Look Younger

Choosing the right hair colour is vital as we get older as it has a major effect on our appearance.  Generally speaking, lighter colours are more flattering for all skin tones as we age.

If you have brunette hair, you could consider adding some caramel highlights, which can help to warm and soften your facial features for a more youthful look. Highlights can also add extra dimension and movement to the hair, giving the impression of greater volume.

Warmer hair colours such as golden blondes, rose golds, caramel and honey hues will give your complexion a healthy, younger-looking glow.  Avoid cool, ashy tones as these can be harsh and unflattering for an older complexion. 

Short Haircut Ideas

Short haircuts are always a popular choice for older women and it’s easy to see why.  As well as saving time on styling, regular hair cuts will keep the hair looking healthy and under control, removing dry ends and retaining its shape and volume.  There are lots of different short styles to choose from, from short blunt hair cuts to long pixie styles and choppy bobs.

Bob-haircuts are a perennial favourite style and look flattering for all age groups.  You don’t have to keep them sleek and blow dried – effortless, easier to manage layered bobs look great. The bob is a great style for fine hair too, allowing you to retain a bit of length, while adding life to limp hair and creating the impression of volume.

Long Haircuts for Older Women

You don’t need to cut your hair short just because you’re 50+!  Plenty of older celebrities prove that long hairstyles can look stunning whatever your age.  Think of Sarah Jessica Parker, Catherine Zeta Jones, Jennifer Lopez, and Jennifer Aniston for example

Hair styles with long loose waves and a side fringe can help you look youthful and carefree. Add texture and the impression of volume to long hair with loose beachy waves.   Or add a long side fringe, which works well if your hair is thinning to give illusion of more volume.  Your stylist can help you work with the natural parting and direction of your hair growth when adding a fringe.

If you want to choose a slightly edgy look, long shag hair cuts are fashionable and flattering for everyone.  The multiple layers will give your hair natural movement, while promoting a look of volume and texture.  We recommend avoiding long straight hair if possible as it can drag down the face.  Opt instead for rounded layers that sit at chin level to add shape and texture. 

If you have thin hair, ask your stylist to cut in blunt ends, which are another way to give the impression of volume.  Combine this with face framing bangs for a pretty look – which is also great for concealing any fine lines!

Book Your Appointment At Our Cardiff Salons

Rejuvenate your look at our hair salons in Cardiff.  You’ll be sure of a warm welcome. To book your appointment call us on 029 2061 1566 (Rhiwbina) or 029 2022 9000 (Wyndham).  Alternatively, book online using the links at the top of the page. 

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