Although there aren’t any hard and fast rules when it comes to hair, but surely there are certain practicalities to consider. You don’t need to go short because you’re more mature, for example, but it is better to opt for a style that works for your face shape and colouring rather than something trend-driven.
- OLDER WOMEN SHOULDN’T GO LONG
Long hair after 40 doesn’t automatically make you look older, but since hair thins as you age, pump up the volume with layers and movement around the face. It will open up your entire face and give you a fresh, wide-awake look. At 40, you can go long or short, but make it fits the shape of your head.
- REDHEADS CAN’T WEAR RED LIPS
You can pick a shade that’s richer in intensity than your strands, like cherry and scarlet, and keep blush and eye but don’t wear a red lips on a red hair.
- GRAY Now ACCEPTABLE
Gray hair used to represent beauty on the decline, but that’s no longer the case. To make you silver sexy, we recommend adding white highlights around the face and crown and using blue-based shampoos or styling spray.
- BANGS SHOULD BE WAVY
Bangs don’t have to be stick straight. For a fresh look, apply a setting lotion, sweep your wavy fringe to one side and allow it to air-dry. Your bangs will form a pretty curve that softens up your entire face.
- EVENING REQUIRES AN UPDO OR ANY STYLE
Loose strands can be just as dressy as upswept hair, as long as you define wimpy waves with a curling iron, or make straight hair even sleeker with a flatiron. Loose hair only looks casual when its texture is neither here nor there. On the flip side, an easy updo adds a touch of refinement to daytime looks.
- TRIM EVERY SIX WEEKS
Hair simply doesn’t really grow that fast. Most cuts take three months to lose their shape. (If you use styling tools frequently, cut every 10 weeks.) To keep locks looking healthy in between chops, try using a hydrating cream on ends.
7. EXTRA SHAMPOOING GETS HAIR CLEANER
Nothing strips hair faster than a frothy lather. When your scalp is dry, it produces more oil to compensate, resulting in greasy roots and brittle ends. Instead, apply a conventional shampoo only to the scalp or switch to a gentler oil-based shampoo.