Turning 40 can be fabulous! It’s an exciting time in your life. Your kids have made it through college and, you have finally settled in at work. However, the years of stress may start to show on your thinning hair. While you may worry about the golden days of your luscious locks, a few simple tricks can protect their beauty forever. Just like the tagline of a popular beauty brand says, “You are worth it!”
Much like skincare, daily hair care routine can bring you the difference you desire. Below are 10 ways to get healthy hair for Indian women, who are in their gorgeous 40s.
1. Selecting The Right Shampoo
The first step towards healthy hair care is selecting the right shampoo. We suggest mild shampoos that are gentle on the hair. A wide number of options are available both online and offline.
Mild shampoos are better than your regular shampoos. They will pamper your hair, nourish it and even prevent breakage.
If you are looking for costlier and effective options, you might want to check out Live Clean Fresh Water Hydrating Shampoo. Infused with rosemary and chamomile, it moisturizes the hair follicles from within.
2. Rinse With Lukewarm Water
Who doesn’t love a warm water bath? It’s relaxing, refreshing and well, ticks all the right boxes. Unsurprisingly, it’s advisable to rinse your hair with lukewarm water. Remember, we mean lukewarm and not scalp burning, hell fire hot! Hot water may feel relaxing but, it strips the hair of its natural oils. So, ladies remember to balance the temperature, just like you beautifully balance your life.
3. Moisturizing Your Hair
So, you feel lazy and skip on the conditioner? Oil? Nah, not for me. Sadly, ladies, these need to change. Moisturizing your hair is the key to battling grey hair. Opt for an oil massage at least once a week. Keep it overnight or for 3-4 hours in the morning and then rinse it with a mild shampoo. And, when you, don’t pass on the conditioner. Remember, the conditioner is your hair’s best friend.
Try out the Bblunt Intense Moisture Conditioner With Hydrolyzed Keratin for dry hair. If you are looking for a leave-in conditioner, the Schwarzkopf Bonacure Moisture Kick Spray Conditioner is one of the best for hair care.
4. Stop Experimenting
We have all had our red hair phases, the gothic chick phases and the oh-so-blonde phases. But, please do your hair a favour and stop the experimentation. These contain harmful chemicals which can speed up the graying process. Also, it’s time to reduce the usage of the straightener. Resist the temptation and say no! The heat from straighteners and curling tongs are not good for your seasoned hair.
5. Try some Yoga
Stress, as proven, can have adverse effects on the hair. We know that 40s can be worrisome, but you have got this! Wake up, sip on some soothing green tea and try some yoga. You can even try some yoga out in nature, amidst the green.
6. Opt for Wooden Combs
Go the old-fashioned way and get yourself a pampering wooden comb. You can select the tooth-width based on your needs. Get a wide-toothed one to untangle your tresses and a fine-toothed wooden comb for better circulation. These are anti-static and prevent breakage from combing.
7. Invest In A Nourishing Hair Spa
Salons exist for a reason – to pamper you. This weekend, take a pledge to go over for a hair spa at your nearest salon. You have earned it and, your tresses need it. Those gorgeous locks will not maintain themselves, will they?
Did you know that a hair spa helps to revitalize the scalp by increasing circulation, thereby enabling the growth of new hair? Hair care is not all beauty and art. It’s a science too..
8. Switch To Silk
This may sound strange but silk pillowcases are better for your hair. Cotton pillowcases can be extremely harsh on your strands. They also absorb your hair products readily. Try using a silk or satin pillowcase instead to spot the difference.
9. Essential Oils for the Hair
Essential oils are amazing. The enchanting aroma and captivating essence make us want to get more. Apart from being used in diffusers to uplift the mood, they are great for other purposes too. Take your hair, for example, it can use some essential oil. Not only for the tantalising fragrance but because they are enriching for the hair.
For instance, mixing peppermint essential oil with a carrier oil such as almond can help reduce dandruff while also cooling the scalp. Or add a few drops of lavender essential oil to coconut oil for improving scalp health. However, don’t leave them on for too long and rinse off with a mild shampoo before stepping out.
10. Eating Fresh and Healthy
So, it’s all about the junk and not fruits. Not happening! French fries and all those calorie-ridden foods are doing you no good. If you think your low-fat cereal can save you, you are wrong too. The saviour is always fresh fruits and vegetables. Include a lot of greens in your diet. Leafy vegetables like spinach. Don’t forget the avocado, nuts and eggs.