Have you ever looked into the mirror and thought to yourself: “why do I look older?” As a normal person, you may not notice the effect of your hairstyle on your face especially if you are doing everything you could to keep your hair as healthy and shiny as possible. But little did you know that some hairstyling mistakes can age your face faster than ever. So what are they and what you can do about them? Keep reading to get the answer.
1 || You Don’t Get A Haircut Often Enough
Yep, I agree with you, nothing is more beautiful than super long hair. But that’s only the case if your hair was healthy. Skipping hair trimming won’t do your hair any favor because Split ends climb up the hair. So it is recommended to get one trim every seven weeks for long hair, and one every 3 months for average hair.
2 || You Haven’t Updated Your Look For So Long
Well, your hairstyle needs an update exactly like your fashion look. I mean you can’t wear the same outfits you wore 20 years ago and expect to look fresh and young. Same goes for hair. Experts suggest that “If you’ve had the same hairstyle and hair color for three decades, it’s most likely time for a switch”. With age, hair inevitably turns gray or thin, so if you don’t adjust the haircut or the color to suit your face and your skin tone changes you will definitely look dated. To avoid this, make sure to consult your hairstylist about the best haircut and color options for you.
3 || You Have Chosen The Wrong Color
Ok, so you loved that ashy-toned highlights on your friend, but that doesn’t mean that it suits you too. Too blond tones can add years to your look. On some women, ash-brown, beige, or vanilla highlights can look gorgeous, but if your goal is to look more youthful, they aren’t always the best choice. Ashy-toned highlights can also make hair look dull and give off a grayish cast. On the other hand, a natural root base with subtle balayage highlights around the face and ends will bring out your eyes and skin. In your next coloring appointment, ask your stylist which color suits your age and your skin tone better.
4 || You Don’t Have Bangs
The change you may need could be as simple as changing your fringe. The right bang for you or simply switching up the way you part your hair might be all that you want to refresh your look. When you choose your bang however whether it is blunt bangs, baby bangs, curtain bangs, or side-swept bangs you have to ask yourself these questions: Is it suitable for my lifestyle? (some bangs require trims every two to three weeks) Does it suit my face shape and my hair texture? If you answered “no” to one of these questions then believe me you are not gonna enjoy your bang.
If you have thin hair and you are worried that bangs will compete with your overall look stick with cheekbone-framing fringe.
5 || You Don’t Dry Your Hair Properly After The Shower
Ever occurred to you that you didn’t dry your hair properly and went out only to be left with super frizzy hair? You are not alone. The solution to this lies in choosing the right tools from the brush (a large paddle brush with a vented plate is great) to the blow-dryer and the products.
6 || Your Hair Color Has Faded
We are stating the obvious, right? While you can’t keep up with hair color you can go to the salon between hair coloring sessions for a gloss to keep that fresh and shiny look. I get you, you can’t go to the salon each time a tiny part of your natural color appears. The rule here is “if your natural root color exceeds more than four inches, it’s aging and it’s time to color that mane.”
7 || You Go Short Hair Once You Get 60
It is not a rule! Going short hair will not make your hair healthier, it might actually make you look older. If you have great long hair focus on keeping it healthy and shiny by using the right tools and products, trimming it regularly, and treating it every now and then.
8 || Your Waves Are Going Towards The Face
This way your facial features will appear sharper thus aged. For a younger look, hairstylists wave the hair away from the face to soften the features and open things up.