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5 Tips for Gorgeous, Shiny Hair – How to Look 10 Years Younger Series

Beautiful hairSmooth, wrinkle-free skin can’t save you from being “mammed”, yes that dreaded little world that transforms you in the eyes of others into someone who is now old, if you have dull, thinning and gray hair. Bad, dull, lifeless hair is the calling card of aging, but you don’t have to accept it – you can fight the signs of time by following these five tips:

1. Get to a professional hair stylist and get a sexy, sleek, updated hair cut – trust me your hair style can make you look so old. Dry, frizzy ends need to be chopped off!

2. Unless you love being gray – and honestly who does? Get your hair colored, preferably by a professional but if you opt to do it a home, choose an at-home coloring kit like Clairol’s Perfect 10 or Feria. Do remember that you can’t have the same color of your youth. As we age our skin begins to lose it’s color, so you will need to find a color that complements your skin tone as it is now – not what it was 10 years ago.

3. As we age, unfortunately, we lose hair were we want it and get it where we rather not – so fight back against thinning hair and use a volumizing hair styling product to give your hair some oomph. We like NEXXUS Volumizing Mousse and Volumizing Silk Mist by Ecru.

4. Use a hair gloss or serum like Ecru’s Silk Nectar Serum or Rene Furterer Spray Gloss to bring the shine back to your locks.

5. Use a gentle shampoo and conditioner formulated for colored hair like our favorite Redken Color Extend. By the way, when you hear someone tell you that all shampoos and conditioners are alike, don’t believe them. We’ve tested shampoos and conditioners from the cheapest Walmart finds to expensive salon brands and we soon learned that there is a big difference – and it all comes down to ingredients and formulation. Sure, it’s not scientific – we’re just regular gals who love beauty products- but we know what works and what doesn’t and cheap hair products don’t work as well as their pricier counter-parts, in our opinion.

Submitted by Ms. distressedDERMA on Tuesday, 20 May 2008

One Response to “5 Tips for Gorgeous, Shiny Hair – How to Look 10 Years Younger Series”

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    girlznight Says:

    Redken colour extend is a great product, but remember that coloured hair is often damaged by chemical treatments, so protein based shampoos (such as Redken Extreme) are also worth looking into. These will rebuild the strength of hair and help it look healthier and younger.