It was a mistake: how hair can add us age.
There is a reason to think: according to an article recently published at HuffPost, almost every woman spends about 235,000 pounds (and this is almost 20 million rubles) for facial care. Most of us use approximately 16 products (including makeup and care) before you leave the house. But what about hair? In the end, our curls are a continuation of the image. In pursuit of “eternal youth,” we are sometimes not sufficiently attentive to how our hair feels and how our hair looks. And everything would be fine, except … that it should not be like this.
We have collected tips and comments from the five most sought-after hairdressers and colorists in Hollywood, who have identified major errors in styling and coloring, affecting not only the health of our strands, but also the image as a whole. They gave us a helping hand and told us about the missteps that add to our age, as well as how to avoid them.
Mistake number 1: Think that hair should be shortened
In our society, it seems to have taken root the idea that the older we get, the shorter the haircut should be. But in fact it is not at all necessary. Of course, if your hair is thinning, or you just love shorter haircuts, then “cut it boldly”. However, as for the need to do this, there are no established rules. You should not wear short haircuts just because you have been living on Earth for a long time.
“Women constantly cut their hair when they reach a certain age,” says the famous stylist Leini Reeves. “In fact, with long hair, the face looks softer, more feminine and seductive. Moreover, the longer the hair, the easier it is to achieve their natural color, masking the gray hair. ” We advise you to work with a reliable stylist who will advise you the length that suits your hair structure, color and shape of your face. The options are endless!
Mistake number 2: Highlight strands to hide gray hair
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“One of the most serious mistakes that I often observe is the use of glare or full lightening of the roots as the only means to mask gray hair,” explains the famous colorist George Papanicolas. He says that this usually results in dry, excessively lightened strands. “If you are not a natural blonde, then a lot of glare over gray hair can really look rough and contrast to your complexion, especially if you have olive or dark skin tone,” he emphasizes. “Instead, give preference to healthy, shiny hair: give the color depth at the roots (for the“ illusion of youth ”), and add subtle reflections only three or four times a year to give a delicate volume.
Mistake number 3: rush to extremes
“Every time I explain to my clients that there is no need to go to extremes in coloring,” says renowned colorist Chad Kenyon. “Very often, customers think that if they are blondes and want to change something, then they need to be repainted in dark brown or even blue-black. These extreme changes can look great with the right skin tone, with the help of a team of specialists who follow you 24/7 (read also: “13 terms that will help you understand your hairdresser”), the right color of clothes and accessories, but for everyday life Changes in color are usually not the best idea. You can look rude and unexpectedly add yourself age. ”
However, Kenyon assures that there are many ways to make the color a few shades darker (if you want to change it) without spoiling the natural strands. He suggests asking your colorist to add thin strips of color. “My method of dyeing Colourmelt hair is unique in that I always create a soft, multi-tone blend of hues, light and depth that give a delicate face a glow, providing a fresh and radiant result,” says Kenyon.
Mistake # 4: Use one color in dyeing.
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“Using the same formula to overlap gray hair and color length is a very common mistake,” says Kenyon. Instead of using a single color to dye the entire head, he suggests using another formula that will be a lighter shade. It should be applied to the strands around the face, then it will look fresher and younger. “Apply color at a distance of one finger from the face. Nothing ages us more than a dark halo around the forehead and cheekbones, ”warns Kenyon.
Mistake number 5: Forget about moisturizers
Regardless of the texture, color and length of your hair, all five experts agreed that dry and damaged hair is one of the first things that age us. So think about hair care products designed for extra moisturizing. Pay attention to products that charge hair with moisture and shine, such as lightweight oils. They can be applied to wet and dry hair. To make sure that the oil does not stain the curls, choose products that have high-quality ingredients and a crystal clear color.
1/3Huile Sublime Oil, Kerastase
Firming cream oil “Castor oil and almonds”, GarnierHair Oil 3 Miracle Oil Reconstructor, Aussie
Mistake number 6: Save on dietary supplements
According to star hairdresser Sarah Potemp, underestimating the power of important supplements is another mistake. “Hair changes as our body goes through important stages, such as having a baby, stress from moving or even completing a diet,” she explains. “Often the hair needs urgent internal support from vitamins such as biotin, which can strengthen the hair follicles and contribute to growth.”
Mistake number 7: Conduct home experiments.
“When people do not have time to go to the salon, some may follow their first impulse and dye their hair roots at home,” says Potempa (see also: “The main trends in dyeing spring and summer 2019”). “If you are constantly doing this“ work ”with the same brand, everything is fine! But if you mix different formulas, there is a chance that you will block the color by weakening and damaging the hair, and this will lead to their premature aging. ”
Now there are many toning agents, light to use and very refreshing color. Potempa recommends using a reliable (and iconic) product, such as Root Cover Up, Color Wow. Properly chosen formula and a good brush for application help to tighten hair and save it from home “corrections”. Consistent hair color care will help maintain their health, and strong hair always adds to the appearance of youth.
Mistake number 8: Forget thermal protection
“Hair styling at home, including blow-drying and curling with hot tools, has long become a beauty routine for many women,” says Potempa. However, in order to preserve the health and youthfulness of your hair, it is important to create a barrier between the strands and heat exposure.
Potempa offers, first of all, to get styling tools with a digital clock and temperature settings that can be adjusted and customized to suit your hair type and texture. And, of course, do not forget about the means for thermal protection, applying them before each drying or laying.
1/3Thermoprotection oil spray Gliss Kur, ShwarzkopfThermal spray for hair styling Lisap Ultimate Straight Fluid, Lisap MilanoSpray for hot styling Wellaflex, Wella