Did you know that some of your hair habits are probably making you look older than you are? It’s true! This time, on the TouchUp’s Beauty Blog, we’ll go over 8 common hair mistakes that age you, and easy ways to fix them! Your hair is the accessory that you wear all day, every day, so it stands to reason that the way your hair looks affects the rest of your appearance!
If we allow ourselves to fall into a certain routine for too long, we may end up aging ourselves, so it’s good to take risks and make changes!
#1. The First big mistake we make is assuming that long hair always makes us look younger. Long hair tends to hide the details of one’s face, and important facial features like the lips, nose, and smile are important to show off! Proportion between hair length and face shape is absolutely necessary. As you age, your face-shape changes, and so it is SUPER important to adjust your hairstyle to your face-shape every so often. Your beauty is accentuated by age; don’t hide behind the long hair!
#2. The second mistake is picking a haircut that isn’t necessarily flattering for you. Ask your stylist about what they think would look great on you! Say “NO” to one-length haircuts, and maybe add some face-framing layers to your style.
#3. Color is everything! Going too dark or too light can really make you appear older. Your hair color should compliment your skin tone, as well as your personality! Try out some highlights paired with a face-framing cut for a youthful look.
#4. The way you part your hair changes a lot of your look! Bangs can add a youthful element to your style, but not everyone can rock the bangs. Explore parting your hair in new ways and see what you like!
#5. Don’t over-do the volume. Talk to your stylist about the ways you like to wear your hair, and about what products are right for you. Here at TouchUps, we use styling products from lines like More Inside by Davines; and they have something for everyone!
#6. The shampoo you’re using may be killing your hair! Shampoo that is labeled as “for normal hair types” does not favor aging hair. Try products that are tailored to your hair habits! If you color your hair regularly, use color safe shampoo and conditioner. Do you struggle with frizzy hair? Try an anti-frizz shampoo like the Love Smoothing shampoo from Davines. If you like to blow dry your hair, or you use a flat iron or curling iron regularly, use products that protect your hair against heat, like the Melu Hair Shield, to prevent damaging your hair!
#6. What’s your damage?! If you walk around with split ends, unkempt extensions, or chemically damaged hair, that will make you look older! Counteract it by getting regular haircuts to get rid of split ends, make appointments to have a stylist take care of your extensions, and use a deep conditioner like the Nounou Hair Mask once a week if you have heavily processed hair.
#7. Lastly, makeup and hair are a perfect pair! If you put too much makeup on, that can age your severely. A low-maintenance hairstyle is paired well with someone who is low maintenance in their makeup regimen!
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