When you are considering anti aging products, remember that looking young is not just a question of your skin. You should start at the top – literally – with your hair.
Gray hair is always associated with aging, of course. It happens because the pigment cells in the hair follicle die off as we grow older. Every hair follicle starts out with many pigment cells that produce melanin, giving it whatever color our hair naturally has when we are young. Gradually as we lose these cells the hairs become less colored. They turn gray and finally white.
Some people can start to have gray hair at a young age. This may be all over the head or in streaks or patches. A small patch of gray or white hair can be very attractive, but if you are going gray all over, it is almost certain to make you look older. This means that one of the quickest and easiest anti aging tips is simply to color your hair. Hair dyes are very effective anti aging products.
You can either have one color all over or you can use highlights to bring life, bounce and youth to your hair. Whether you are a man or a woman, professional coloring of your hair is usually best. However, if you do not have much cash it is possible to pick up effective hair coloring and anti aging products that you can use at home.
You will have a choice between permanent and temporary colors. When you are just beginning to go gray, the temporary color is often best. It will gradually wash out, looking more natural as your hair grows and the roots come out gray again. However, when you have a lot of gray hair you will probably find that the temporary colors are less effective in covering the gray.
It is usually best to go one or two shades lighter than your natural hair color. Weirdly, this actually comes out looking more natural. The reason is that a lighter color will not come out so even. It will color the gray hairs, while the darker hairs stay they’re natural, slightly darker color. This looks more natural than having every hair on the head the exact same color.
Very dark hair does not suit us as we grow older, so that is another reason to pick out a lighter shade if your natural hair color was dark brown or black. Very dark colors against older skin seem to emphasize the wrinkles.
Think about the style of your hair, too. If you have been wearing it in the same style for many years, it might be time for a change. For women, shorter hair often looks better as we grow older. A new hairstyle in line with modern fashions will also keep us looking up to date and more like a younger person.