You love and boldly embrace your gray hair as a celebration of a new you. Then one morning, a glance in the mirror lets you know the celebration is over — your silvery strands have become brassy and dull. Lack of shine is one of the most common complaints women make about their gray hair. Shine and texture are both affected by internal and external factors, and your slate locks can quickly lose luster without the proper care.
Over the years, we witness our bodies changing — sagging, wrinkles, age spots, menopause. Hopefully, we have come to accept and love our evolving bodies; however, our aging hair may be a different story. Thinner hair can leave you feeling older than your years. Many women try to fix this problem by pulling out the hairspray or mousse to “pump up the volume,” which may have worked 25 years ago, but your locks have matured. Hairspray and mousse can stiffen and damage your hair, leaving you frustrated and sapping your self-esteem.
Social distancing and stay-at-home orders have caused a lot of us to slack off. But as life returns to normal, it may be time shape-up — and shaping-up includes our hair. Slacking on exercise and proper nutrition can weaken our bodies, so why should it be any different for our tresses? Unfortunately, with some stylists and salons closed up, it can be problematic to receive the deep conditioning or keratin treatments your hair may need.
Maybe you have practiced social distancing for too long and are skipping regular shampoos — or you have been experimenting with bolder styling products trying new looks before a return to society. Changes to your routine can lead to flakes and an itchy head from sticky scalp buildup. Over time dry shampoos, hairsprays, mousses, gels, oils, sweat, and dead skin cause residue accumulation clogging pores and blocking new follicle development. When this happens, your hair thins and can grow at a snail’s pace.