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5 Hair Mistakes That Can Age You

5 Hair Mistakes That Can Age You5 Hair Mistakes That Can Age You

The last thing we all want to do is make ourselves look any older. Right? We've written other posts about makeup mistakes that can age you. Did you know there are mistakes you might be making with your hair that can age you as well? Here are some hair mistakes to avoid in order to keep those tresses and you looking young and healthy. We give you these 5 Hair Mistakes That Can Age You.

1. Going too short

It has been said time and time again that those with shorter hair cuts look a bit more sophisticated. Think of someone you know and in general, as women, we tend to look older and more mature with shorter haircuts. Keep your hair a little longer (at least shoulder length or longer) and healthy looking will keep your look younger.

2. Not keeping it healthy

Having over-processed, damaged looking hair is not flattering to any age but I bet you didn't know that it can make you look older. Those damaged tresses can be very unflattering. Keeping your hair healthy and beautiful will keep you looking young and glowing. Figuring out your hair type is critical to taking good care of your hair. Once you know your hair type, you can tailor a plan to keep your hair nourished and healthy.

3. Faded or dull hair color

When you hair is faded out it makes it very dull and damaged looking. Keeping color shiny, bright and healthy looking will make you appear younger. Don't over-process your hair but keep your color is looking fresh and bright.

4. Outdated style

Style is always evolving with the times and in order to remain looking young, you should definitely go along with those times as well. If you have a very outdated style it will definitely show your age and we definitely don't want that. Feathered hair is no longer a style but there is a hope. There is most like a stylist locally who can help you out and update your look.

5. Tight, slicked back hairstyles

As we get older we should avoid really tight and slick backed hair styles because with nothing framing our face it can really expose any fine lines and wrinkles that we have. A better option for an updo would be to do a looser ponytail and possibly even pull out a couple pieces to frame your face, this will be very flattering for you.

There are also a few products that I highly recommend that I feel like help slow down the aging process at least on my hair. I think that both of these products really keep my hair looking shiny and moisturized. The first thing that I do after washing my hair is towel it dry then add Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair by Aveda. This product repairs damage, moisturizes your hair, helps hair weakened by heat, chemicals or environment and smoothes the hair cuticle.

I love nothing more than nourishing my dry hair with OGX Weightless Healing Oil Treatment, Thick and Full Biotin and Collagen. First, it's important to know that this product is safe for all hair types. I like that! This stuff is truly weightless so it just smoothes my dry hair getting all of those crazy flyaways and giving my hair a little shine. I take this stuff with me everywhere!

If you are one that wants to hang onto your younger years and prevent the inevitable as time goes on you will really want to avoid these mistakes. These things are really simple and easy to fix if you are making these mistakes already, just keep your hair looking healthy and nice and you will take years off of your actual age.

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  1. SO funny! My daughter is a hair stylist and we talk about hair trends a lot. She was just saying that short hair can age you. I am letting mine grow out at her request!

  2. robin rue

    I am so not a fan of short hair on women. There are very few cases where it looks good and even if it does, it adds many years to their look.

  3. All of these is wonderful advice for looking younger and keeping our hair healthy, which should be important to all of us.  I stopped coloring my hair several years ago.  I have embraced  the graying of my hair.  It is full and thick and looks so healthy.  That is what matters.

  4. I know that hair coloring dulls way too quickly! It’s times like these I wish we would all just go gray lol.

  5. My hair is a little bit longer and I enjoyed that way. I don’t think my hair short looks good with my face shape. I do need to get a color that I do need to get it trimmed and healthier.

  6. I have a very basic haircut and I keep it long. I do not look good with short hair, but I love having blonde highlights!

  7. This is a great list. I try to keep my hair styles and colors classic and basic. You don’t want to get too wild the older you get.

  8. I’ve been trying to take better care of my hair and it’s started growing like crazy. It’s probably too long, but I’m interested to see how long it will go.

  9. Pam

    Having overproccessed hair isn’t a good look for anyone. Hair is really important to your overall appearance.

  10. Claudia Krusch

    I think it is important to update your hairstyle every few months to stay fresh. These are great tips to keep from aging yourself.

  11. Excellent tips! Number 5 was the most interesting to me. I will take it to heart. Thank you so much!

  12. These are great tips. I like wearing my hair short because I’m the wash and wear type of girl. I make sure though to keep it healthy and I hate it when the color starts to fade.

  13. Karlyn Cruz

    Oooh! I think I better focus on this. I will noted all of these. Like it!

  14. Chasity L Boatman

    My biggest hair pet peeve is bad roots, especially on naturally dark haired women that have gone blonde. I think that ages people and makes them look unkempt.

  15. Victoria Heckstall

    I am glad to know about this. I am going to check more info about this.

  16. I need to quit getting my hair cut too short I see. I like it when I can wash and dry it and go but I don’t want to look older. Yikes.

  17. I am guilty of wearing the same hairstyle everyday. I don’t like my hair in my face and short hair just doesn’t look right on me. I perfer to keep my long hair and plan on using these gym hairstyles for long hair to come up with some new styles.

  18. sara

    I think these are great tips. I really need to update my hairstyle, but I am happy that I am not breaking any of these rules.

  19. I was amazing at how much older I looked with really short hair. These are definitely some mistakes that can age you!

  20. I love my short hair, I think I look better with short hair.  I’m going to rely too n my youthful skin to keep me looking good.

  21. Loving these tips. I’m a big fan of long hair – definitely makes you look younger. 🙂

  22. My hair needs treatment, trimming, and coloring!! I promise I’ll do it next month.

  23. I agree with this, to a point. Sometimes, going shorter can help! My hair was dull, fine and limp, then I went short and it is awesome!

  24. I’ve always heard that bangs makes someone look younger… as well as longer hair so you’re right about the hair being cut tooo short.

  25. Well that’s good to know about the length of hair effecting how old you may look… good thing I have long hair, I guess I’ll stick with it for a long, long long time : ) ha! 
    I would like to add highlights soon to brighten my hair a little bit… add some fun!

  26. Cheryl

    I decided to look my age and go short recently. It feels wonderful!

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