Hey, sorry to neg you out, but is your hair making you look older?
Jen Atkin shares her best anti-ageing hair tips.
We hate to bring up the double-barrelled ‘a’ word again—you know the one… starts with ‘anti’ ends with ‘ageing’—but as anyone who’s sprouted a grey hair can attest, our hair can change quite dramatically as we grow older.
Don’t worry, it’s not all doom and gloom—there are plenty of tips and tricks you can employ to stop hair from showing the signs of ageing. Or, you know, there’s always the option of shaving your head altogether…
If anyone knows the secret to youthful hair, it’s celebrity hairstylist/founder of Ouai Haircare/friend of the Kardashians, Jen Atkin. At last count, Atkin has over 2.1 MILLION followers on Instagram and has a client book that reads like the guest list of the Met Gala: Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss, Bella Hadid, Chrissy Teigen, the list goes on… So, it’s an understatement to say she’s an expert in all things hair care.
DOES HAIR CHANGE AS WE GET OLDER, OR IS IT ALL IN OUR HEADS?
“Hair can start to lose its shine, become brittle and start to thin out as we get older.”
IS OLDER HAIR MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO DAMAGE?
“Not always, but older hair can certainly be more susceptible to damage if you’re not properly caring for it. One tip for any hair type I suggest is sleeping on a SLIP silk pillowcase to keep the hair in the best possible condition and doing a weekly treatment.”
SO, AH, HOW DO WE *STOP* OUR HAIR FROM AGEING?
“I would definitely recommend the OUAI supplements, especially Dry & Thin. The dry hair supplements contain silica which is great for achieving smooth and silky strands, vitamin E, and omega 3’s to help build strong strands. The thin hair formula includes ashwagandha extract which is great at reducing stress levels (a major contributor to hair loss), and niacin to help prevent blockage of cholesterol at the pores.”
ARE THERE ANY HAIRSTYLES THAT ARE AUTOMATICALLY AGING?
“I don’t think there’s any one style that’s automatically aging. Different situations call for different styles and sometimes what’s old can become new again! Paired with the right outfit or accessories, classics can become today’s best looks and often times styles that are huge today can be gone tomorrow!”
From: ELLE AUSTRALIA