As women grow older, many of them change their haircuts to something short. Of course, there are exceptions. Some women keep their hair long well old age, but many of them stick to shorter hair. Why is that? Is a trend? Is it because it’s low-maintenance?
There are many reasons, but the primary one is that it’s easier to take care of. As you get older, your hair will more than likely thin and become dryer. Keeping your hair short makes it easier to maintain, so many will have to frequently trim their hair to make it presentable.
But long hair can age gracefully if you put effort into maintaining it. Genetics do play a part, but so does how you take care of it. A few rules are as follows:
• Be delicate with your hair. If it’s colored, wash it gently.
• Use hair treatments frequently, but don’t apply too much.
• Use low heat when blow drying your hair. Don’t use tongs to straighten it. Too much heat can damage it.
You can see why this can be irritating, so many women who are fighting a losing battle switch their look. A few good shorter hairstyles include:
• The bob. The bob gives you free-flowing hair without too much of it. If you’re going for this, use root-lifting spray.
• The crop. Use a texturizing paste and make sure your hair is frequently cut.
Even short hair requires much care as you grow older, so there’s a reason why people make the switch. If you’re young, keep your hair strong and take good care if it so it ages gracefully. If you’re older, you need to take care of it even more. If you can’t keep your hair long, don’t be afraid to go for the short look. Anyone can pull it off if they pick the style that’s right for them.