By Carol Doyel –
Lets face it – as a woman in our fifties we’ve probably tried just about every style, length, highlights, lowlights, maybe even multiple colors – some of us have even rocked purple, blue, or pink like Helen Mirren.
The best look may be a simple cut that works for your face shape and hair type. If you have fine hair you’re most likely not going to be able to pull off a long shag, but maybe you can wear a shorter Jodie Foster version, or try a sassy little bob to give your hair a fuller, healthier look. If you’ve always worn your hair long, try a medium layered cut like Kate Capshaw to give your hair more movement.
One of the problems women in their 50’s and 60’s make is keeping the same hairstyle for decades! That may not be that complimentary but just familiar and comfortable. Be brave, take a chance and try something new like our First Lady Michele Obama who based on her various hairstyles has a lot of fun! Just make sure you consult a good hair stylist and don’t make any rash decisions while sitting in the chair – at the hair salon!
Over processing can leave your hair unhealthy and cause breakage, so I highly recommend finding and using a great product to treat those tresses on a weekly or bi-weekly basis such as Aveda’s new dry remedy™ daily moisturizing oil.
Highlighting your hair too often can also lead to over processed lifeless hair! If you’re in the stage of letting your hair rest from processing, it may be best to get a good blunt cut and use gentle color enhancements versus harsh chemicals and treat your hair with natural products like those listed in the article on WomansDay.com, “8 Homemade Hair Treatments”.
As we age our hair can thin or just lose its luster. So what can help bring life back to thinning, dull hair? Eating greens, taking supplements, or biotin may help, but you might read the suggestions and tips that models are known to use to help keep their locks luscious during especially grueling fashion weeks, as shared in the following Huffington Post article and video, “Biotin, Viviscal, Fruit, Veggies & More Ways To Grow Hair Faster”.
We may not be models, but as women we love looking at hairstyles of celebrities and women with similar hair as our own for ideas, especially on a bad hair day. But do not, I repeat, do not, do anything drastic as a result of one bad hair day! Take your time, consider a style that will work for you based on your personality, the amount of time you’re willing to take to style your hair, and how much time and money you’re willing to spend to maintain a style.
Here are a couple of my favorite celebrity’s hairstyles that may motivate you to schedule an appointment with a professional stylist to help you create that new look! Don’t skimp or go cheap, find the best stylist you can afford – especially if you’re going after a new style versus a trim.
If may mean saving your coffee money for a few weeks, not eating lunches out, or cutting back on your grocery budget by cutting out those unhealthy snack foods – you’ll find it’s a great investment and much better for you than the alternative. And when you look good, you feel better!