My hair has at all times been a manner for me to play and specific my type. I modify my hair just like the wind, going from pixie to bixie to bob to shag and again once more. Fortunate for me, my gal Siobhan Benson has been there for each snip. She’s reduce my hair for one million years and is a fellow redhead. After an odyssey that took her to the UK and between many style exhibits, editorial shoots, and years of expertise, she opened her personal salon CutLoose in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and is the de facto selection of men and women within the know who need a cool reduce with out crossing the bridge.
We chatted all issues hair over 50, and right here’s what she stated (I took notes, so that you don’t need to).
As a software idiot, I don’t know use something past a hairdryer and occasional flat iron. What instruments are nice for mature hair?
The Dyson dryer is well worth the hype; it’s a extra delicate option to do warmth and may help keep away from injury. For those who should do a curling or flat iron, flip the warmth all the way down to maintain your hair wholesome. I additionally love the Dyson Air Wrap, a superb brush software that helps end a house blowout like a professional.
“Care for your hair as you’d your pores and skin”
What’s one of the simplest ways to flat iron my hair? My bob and I must know.
A flat iron is a superb software to remove frizz and flyaways, however a great blow dry may try this. PS: By no means air dry and flat iron; you gained’t get that modern look until you blow dry first. By the way, Shark makes an ideal dryer less expensive than the Dyson in the event you’re on the lookout for a budget-friendly choice.
In addition to instruments, what else is nice for holding growing old hair wholesome?
I at all times say: maintain your hair as you’d your pores and skin; watching what you eat and your genetics play a task, as do shifting hormones. There are such a lot of nice merchandise to make sure hair well being, like Nutrafol or Vegamour for dietary supplements, and merchandise that assist with progress and power and, in the event you determine to go grey, keratin remedies are an effective way to take care of the frizz and coarse texture of grey hair. On that observe, deep conditioning grey hair is a superb concept. Assume blue or purple shampoos for vibrancy, and a shine spray can improve the look of wholesome hair. Splurging on a great haircut that embraces your pure texture is crucial, too.
What about menopausal hair?
Menopause might trigger hair to get finer and thinner so, once more, dietary supplements like Nutrafol or Vegamour may be useful. Go straightforward on the warmth styling and, for merchandise, strive thickening sprays. I really like this one from Mr. Smith, or this rose spray from Christophe Robin that works nice and smells even higher. In case your hair feels dry, an expert conditioning therapy just like the K18 Conditioning Remedy that renews hair core construction, power, and elasticity works wonders, as does moisture-rich shampoo and conditioner. For those who’re going to do warmth, do this warmth protector from Ouai earlier than you blow dry.
What hair traits are you recognizing in BK and the wonder world that will work effectively on girls of a sure age?
Bobs are again, and a shorter shag/bob/mullet combo is everywhere in the runways (enter the shullet) and appears nice on girls of all ages. I really like how Natasha Lyonne is embracing her pure texture nowadays, and Gabrielle Union has an ideal bixie (bob/pixie) that’s tremendous flattering and stylish. I don’t suppose mature hair must be old school. Cool girls like Chloë Sevigny and Charlotte Gainsbourg cleared the path with unkempt stylish that’s horny and traditional but nonetheless on-trend. No matter age, it is best to deal with your hair with care and do no matter makes you’re feeling good.
And in the event you’re ever in NYC and need a cool reduce and shade, hit up CutLoose. Siobhan has created an ideal vibe with a disco ball and an identical soundtrack.