The hair ages just as our skin does. The hair shaft grows from the epidermis which is part of the skin. You need a healthy scalp to grow healthy hair.
The hair that exits from the follicle is the non-living part of the hair. Both epidermis (hair follicle) and the hair strands need nourishment to stay healthy and vibrant.
As we age, we lose sebum (oil) production and hormonal support to the growing follicles, which results in inhibited growth patterns and lackluster hair.
The good news is we can treat our aging hair and bring back its brilliance. If we treat both the scalp and the strands, we can combat dry, course, aging hair.
What you Will Learn In this Article
In this article, you will learn how to treat both the scalp (epidermis), hair strands, and dramatically improve the quality of your hair.
We will introduce the most important products that will hydrate and provide the nourishment the scalp and strands need.
Including our 5 Tips into your regular haircare routine will not only support your hair, but will also make it smooth, manageable and vibrant!
Tip # 1
Switch to a Natural Boar Bristle Brush
Boar bristle brushes will naturally condition the hair. The unique structure of the boar bristle carries sebum – the oil produced by the scalp – from the scalp to the end of the hair shaft. By coating each hair strand with a small amount of sebum, a boar bristle brush repairs dry hair and adds lustrous shine. By lubricating the hair strands with sebum you'll also notice a significant decrease in frizz.
A boar bristle brush is much more gentle on delicate aging hair. It doesn't tug or break hair strands. It smooths and softens the hair. You will immediately notice the difference when you switch to a brush that will help your hair rather than cause damage.
My Top Pick Boar Brush
Using this simple tool will make a dramatic change to your aging hair!
Tip # 2
Use the Right Shampoo
Many of us are using the wrong shampoo. As our hair ages it becomes coarse and harder to manage. Using a nourishing shampoo that supports the hair protein is essential.
Look at the nourishing oils and ingredients of your shampoo. Shampoo is designed to clean the hair, unfortunately most strip the hair and scalp of all its natural oils.
Shampoo should add to the hair rather than take away. Look at the ingredients, they should include oils that stimulate the scal and hair follicles, cleanse buildup, and not strip away natural oils. Here are some amazing oils to look for in your shampoo:
- Apricot Kernel oil: Restores and protects damaged or weakened hair, seals split ends, and will add shine and luster to the hair.
- Lemon oil: Helps to promote hair growth, stimulates the scalp and the roots.
- Ginger oil: Stimulates circulation to the scalp.
- Peppermint oil: Stimulates circulation to the scalp and adds shine. Helps break down buildup.
- Rosemary Leaf oil: Helps to promote hair growth, stimulates the scalp and the roots.
My Top Pick Shampoo
Laritelle offers all our recommended oils for the aging hair, and includes others such as rich argan oil and jojoba oil.
Tip # 3
Use The Right Conditioner
Using the right conditioner is key to aging hair. Conditioners should protect the hair strands from environmental abuse. Your conditioner should add nourishment, shine, and detangle the hair.
Coarse aging hair tangles easier, leading to breakage and split ends. When we condition we truly protect the hair strands.
Choosing the right conditioner is just the same as choosing the right shampoo. Look at the ingredients and make sure there are nutrient rich oils including:
- Argan oil: to helps support hair keratin and strengthen the follicle connection.
- Olive oil: which contains vitamins and minerals readily assimilated by the hair shaft.
- Babassu oil: rehydrate, nourishes, moisturizes, and restores hair strength.
- Rosemary oil: to helps to promote hair growth, stimulates the scalp and the roots.
- Lemongrass oil: stimulate circulation and gives shine to the hair strands.
My Top Pick Conditioner
Laritelle Conditioner has an amazing aroma that will awaken your senses. With oils that are perfect for conditioning coarse dry hair.
Tip # 4
Overnight Oil Treatment
Overnight oil treatments give the hair that fresh, gleaming salon feeling we love so much, but at a fraction of the cost. By including an overnight oil treatment 1 time per week into your hair care regime, you will see a striking difference in the health of your hair.
An overnight oil treatment is the ultimate in deep conditioning, providing vitamins and amino acids to the hair strands, protecting and strengthening them.
You want an oil that will penetrate deep into the core of the hair strand, providing nourishment and protection from environmental damages. Aging hair can be brittle, thin, weak, but also thick, coarse and dry. So what oil do I recommend?
Coconut oil has Lauric acid which has a low molecular weight and can easily penetrate the hair shaft, providing nutrients to our hair from the inside. Coconut oil also helps reduce protein loss in your hair. I absolutely recommend pure coconut oil for all hair types.
Here's how to do an overnight oil treatment:
Step by step.
- Apply coconut oil generously to dry or slightly damp hair
- Wrap your hair snug in a towel or spread a towel out under your head on your pillow
- Leave in overnight
- Have a wonderful sleep
- Wash as normal the following morning (you may need a second wash but try to avoid it if you feel comfortable)
- Repeat every 7 days
My Top Pick Coconut Oil
Kopari Coconut Melt is the best sourced coconut oil around. Coconut oil is 91 percent protein, so it works to repair the hairs proteins very well.
Tip # 5
The scalp is where all the hair follicles reside. Our hair follicles are the beginning of life for a full head of hair. It is crucial to keep these follicles healthy.
A scalp treatment will nourish the hair strands directly at the root. The scalp benefits by unclogging the pores, reducing frizz, stimulating hair growth and resetting the natural oil production the hair strands need for healthy hair.
A scalp treatment will also help with dandruff or excessive oiliness. The best kind of scalp treatment will include massaging the product into the scalp.
My Top Pick Scalp Treatment
Rosemary oil has a high content of our two nutrients, Vitamin A and C that work best for hair growth and nourishment to the scalp. Rosemary oil is well know for its ability to improve thinning hair and unclog follicular pores.
Be sure to include our 5 tips into your hair care regime. You can dramatically improve aging hair, bringing back the brilliance.
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To a Bright and Beautiful you,