hello, summer pixie! many of you know my amazing hairstylist cut my hair into a summer pixie several weeks ago. thank you for all the positive comments and love! there have been so many requests for photos of the ‘do’ from all angles so that you can share them with your hairstylists. you asked, and i’m delivering! today’s post is devoted to all things hair.
every few months, i post photos of my haircut because questions about my hair are the most commonly asked at Style at a Certain Age. and i’m happy to share the products i use on a day-to-day basis especially anti-aging hair care products. this year i turn 63, so i’ve a thing or two about taking care of aging skin and hair. recently, opens in a new windowNioxin reached out to me to put to the test their hair care products on Instagram and YouTube. i used system 1 for natural hair; there are six different systems created for six different needs. but i know my blog family is interested in hair care products that help thinning hair. over the past year, i’ve introduced opens in a new windowHair Biology products, and y’all have loved them. i have a sneaking suspicion you will be just as thrilled with opens in a new windowNioxin.
for those who have read the blog from its inception, you remember i had an amazing stylist in san francisco! when we relocated to georgia, it took me months and months to find a replacement. karmen’s shoes were tough to fill. if you’re interested, you can read all about this talented woman; yes, she’s a musician to boot with several albums to her credit on my Over | Under series here.
but nothing lasts forever. after our cross-country move, the dreaded search began for a new hair salon and a new stylist. can anyone relate? there have been a few hits and misses along the way, but my search ended with a hairstylist located in athens! lucky me. a short haircut can be tricky to style. and it’s always about elegant layers. but Lyric knows his stuff, and i leave the salon looking and feeling my best which is what a great hairstyle should do for you. a fantastic haircut is your best accessory because it keeps you looking at the top of your game day in and day out.
there have been lots of renditions of my short haircut through the years. i even grew my hair out to a short bob thanks to Covid and no salon visits! take a look.
now that my hair is in good hands with lyric, i rely on her expertise to keep my hair healthy and vibrant. did you know there are special products made specifically for aging hair and grey hair? that’s where opens in a new windowHair Biology steps in. as we age, our hair ages with us. many of us have noticed our hair has become thinner, drier, and more brittle. oil glands shrink as we age, so our hair slows down on the natural production of oils. many of us might notice significant hair loss. losing hair is natural at any age, but as we age, hair follicles get smaller producing fine hairs and lose strength. yikes! this is where opens in a new windowNioxin steps in.
so how do we combat the effects of aging hair? first and foremost, healthy hair starts with a healthy diet. this resonates with me as nutrition has become a top priority for me. aging with grace, strength, and beauty is so important if we want to stay modern, fresh, and relevant. travel plans, chasing after grandchildren, celebrating milestones, and leading a vibrant life day-in and day-out takes energy. am i right?! lean protein is important; adding the good fats, eating the right carbs, and drinking lots of water is key.
don’t forget to get a regular trim every six to eight weeks to keep your hair healthy and growing. washing your hair removes natural oils, so skip a few days. since i work out regularly, i alternate wash and conditioner with conditioner only. and since we’re on the topic of washing hair, remember that wet hair is fragile. instead of wrapping your hair in a towel after your shower, just blot with a towel. chemical treatments like bleaching, straightening, and dying cause the hair to become stiff and dry, causing it to break. one reason i choose to keep my hair au naturel. if you decide to color your hair, you might want to consider highlights and lowlights that require fewer touch-ups than dying. or if you continue to color your hair (lot’s of choices in the 21st century, ladies, don’t you love it?!), just make certain to use the best products for color-treated hair.
here are the products i use daily, weekly, monthly to keep my hair in tip-top condition. hair masques are a key step that adds moisture to my hair.
shampoo. opens in a new windowKerastase Discipline Bain Fluidealiste. conditioner. opens in a new windowKerastase Discipline Fondant Fluidealiste. once a week: hair masque. opens in a new windowKerastase Discipline Maskeratine. opens in a new windowColleen Rothschild has also come on strong with hair care products. love, love, love her skincare, and i’m loving her hair care too. if you want to test out opens in a new windowColleen Rothschild hair care, there’s a opens in a new windowquench and shine travel set. and i’m loving the opens in a new windowmicrofiber towel that helps cut down on damage and dry time.
i alternate opens in a new windowKerastase, opens in a new windowHair Biology, and opens in a new windowColleen Rothschild with opens in a new windowKevin Murphy Young Again products made specifically for aging hair. opens in a new windowYoung Again Wash, opens in a new windowYoung Again Rinse, and opens in a new windowYoung Again Masque are all excellent choices.
last but not least, i use shampoo and conditioner that specifically keep my grey hair from looking dull and lifeless. the Silver & Glowing opens in a new windowshampoo and opens in a new windowconditioner are must-haves!
happy sunday, ladies!