Anti-Aging: Hair Care

June 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Anti Aging

One significantly noticeable aspect of growing older is the appearance of gray in your hair. If you are ardently anti-aging then there are certainly a few things that you can do to attempt to mitigate the negative effects of aging on your hair. Not only can your hair turn gray from the aging process that your body goes through, but it can also become frail, thinner and overall less healthy. So what can you do to help aide and maintain the healthiness of your hair, which is a fairly essential aspect of your physical appearance.


One of the major factors contributing to your hair turning gray and becoming thinner and breaking more easily is stress. If you can try your hardest to remove yourself from stressful situations or, if it is not possible, to handle stress better than you will withstand the graying of your hair a lot longer than others. Stress also causes you to lose hair quicker, and nobody likes a balding head or thinning hair. So learn how to manage your stress in a way in which will keep you younger and healthier longer.


Another way to ensure that your hair stays healthier longer and thus maintains your anti-aging attitude is to limit the potentially damaging styling techniques and appliances that you use on your hair on a fairly regular basis. Straightening or curling your hair on a daily basis can have severely damaging effects on your hair. It can dry it out significantly and cause it to be weaker and thus break more frequently. Even using a blow dryer on your hair every day can cause extensive damage. Some overuse of products, such as styling gel, can dry out your hair and make it substantially less healthy as well.


Another thing that you should realize, in order to maintain the health of your hair, is that you do not necessarily need to shower every day. If you over wash your hair, you can inadvertently remove the natural oils, with your shampoo and conditioner, which aide in maintaining the health of your hair. This is not to say that you should shower so infrequently that the natural oils build up extensively and your hair becomes extremely greasy. You should, however, aim to shower every other day, unless your level of physical activity necessitates a daily shower.


How your hair looks and feels represents a substantial part of how you will look and feel. So, as you are trying to fight the effects of aging with anti-aging techniques, do not overlook the importance of taking care of your hair properly.


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