If You’re Over 65, This Hairstyle Is Ageing You, Experts Say – Best Life

There is a lot to look forward to after reaching 65. With fewer work commitments, you can focus more on the people and activities that matter most. While doing so, you might want to alter your appearance to make sure you look your best, and one easy way to do that is to adopt a new hairstyle. The options for evolving your look are endless (and no, you don’t have to go the old cut and perm route). However, there are a few mistakes you’ll want to avoid. Read on to find out which hairstyle you should avoid after 65, according to stylists.

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Blunt, droopy braids may have been your signature look in decades past, but now they might be weighing you down. “Long, straight hair can refine features rather than soften them,” says Gina Rivera, professional hairdresser and founder of Phenix Salon. “A good guideline for mature beauties is to choose a look that softens.” Rivera notes that face framing layers are perfect for this purpose. Other options include long, textured bangs or a layered or collarbone cut.

If you don’t know where to start, fear not, you’ll probably want to work with an expert anyway. “Each person is an individual, as are their characteristics,” Rivera explains. “That said, it’s best to work with a salon professional trained in looking at facial shapes and features and who can help you choose the right style.”

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Color can be as important as a cut. A fabulous dye job can transform your appearance. Unfortunately, the same goes for a sub-par. “Dyeing your hair at home can leave it looking flat and lackluster,” says Sanda Pétrut, hairdresser at Maxine Salon. Instead, you might want to splurge on salon services. This way, your colorist can make sure you walk away with brilliant, dimensional color.

Deciding on the right shade is also important. Petrut notes that going too dark can have an aging effect. A cool-toned look can have a similar impact. “Ash streaks, especially with bleach [can age you],” said Andrea Claire, hairdresser and certified makeup artist. “You want to keep the heat in the hair, which adds shine and a youthful glow.” Your stylist will have ideas for choosing the best shade for you.

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Ponytails are simple and practical. However, they can also damage your hair. “The very tight ponytail can damage the hair and make it thin and brittle,” says Laura Roncagli, professional hairstylist and co-founder of MyBeautik.com. Styling often leads to breakage, hair loss and even hair loss.

Luckily, you can still sport the style, you’ll just want to reinvent it. To avoid damage, keep your ponytail loose, use fabric hair ties, and avoid tying your hair up when it’s wet. You’ll also want to sleep with your hair down to give your locks a break.

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The best part of upgrading your hair care routine is splurging on new products. Petrut notes that because mature locks tend to be drier and finer, a quality moisturizing shampoo, conditioner, and heat protectant are a must. Vitamins and specialized treatments can also strengthen hair, she says.

Additionally, you will want to invest in products that promote healthy hair. For example, a microfiber towel will prevent chafing and frizz, and a soft-bristled brush will help you detangle without causing damage. Now that you have your cutting, coloring, and styling products in place, you’ll be well on your way to achieving gorgeous hair you can enjoy for decades.

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