Healthy Vibrant Hair Secrets

I've spent two years recovering from the damage of too many hot tools and too much hairspray.  Finally I've got my hair back in shape, and I want to share some of the secrets I've learned.

As women age, their hair undergoes changes that can make it more vulnerable to damage. This is especially true for women over 50, who may be dealing with thinner, drier, and more fragile hair. 

Why is healthy hair important for women over 50?

  1. Boosts confidence: Healthy hair can make women feel more confident and beautiful. As we age, it is common for hair to become thinner, grayer, and more brittle. Taking care of your hair can help you feel better about your appearance and give you a confidence boost.

  2. A sign of good health: Healthy hair can be a sign of overall good health. Hair that is dull, dry, and prone to breakage can indicate underlying health problems such as nutritional deficiencies or thyroid issues.

  3. Prevents hair loss: Women over 50 are more likely to experience hair loss due to hormonal changes, medications, and other factors. By keeping your hair healthy, you can minimize the risk of hair loss and maintain a full head of hair.

My tips for getting damaged hair in shape:

  1. Avoid heat styling when possible and never use heat after hairspray!  This is how I ruined my hair.  Now, if I use hairspray one day for the TV show or an event, and I don't wash it afterward, I've learned to just put my hair in a messy bun the next day, or until I have a chance to give it a shampoo. When I do use hot tools I keep them on a low heat setting.

  2. Use a gentle shampoo: Look for a sulfate-free shampoo that is designed for damaged or aging hair. These types of shampoos are less harsh and contain ingredients that can help nourish and strengthen hair. My favorite is Kerastase Nutritive Bain Satin 1. I use another Kerastase product, Resistance while my hair is wet to protect from the heat of blow drying and styling.

  3. Condition regularly: Conditioner can help to restore moisture to damaged hair and make it more manageable. Use a deep conditioning treatment once a week to provide extra nourishment.

  4. Eat a healthy diet: I think this is one of the most important steps in healty hair, skin and nails.  Good nutrition is essential for healthy hair. Eat a balanced diet to provide your hair with the nutrients it needs to grow strong and healthy. I eat lots of raw fruits and vegetables and get my protein mostly from fish or chicken.  And as much as I love dessert, I try to avoid sugar when I can.

If your hair is damaged, I hope these tips can help to restore and keep it healthy and strong. Remember, healthy hair starts from within, so make sure to take care of your body as well as your hair. With a little bit of effort and care, you can have beautiful, healthy hair at any age.