You religiously use eye cream, cover up unsightly brown spots, and apply sunscreen—yet people still often misjudge you for being five (or more!) years older. What gives?
No matter what your skin looks like, your hair may be adding years to your appearance. “Over time, our hair follicles shrink, producing a thinner, more brittle and unruly strand,” says Kevin Mancuso, Nexxus creative director, who developed its Youth Renewal line to help combat the following eight signs of aging hair. Battle them yourself with these expert tips and products, and bring back your youthful looks.
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Add up all of the damage previously mentioned, and it’s no wonder you spend five to 10 minutes in the morning trying to get one section of hair to play nicely with the rest. “Unruly hair is really just uneven texture that you start to experience with age,” Mancuso says. “The structure itself is unable to lay flat.”
Anti-ager: “Just like a face primer smooths out all the tiny lines and pores in your skin, a hair primer fills in the cracks in your hair and evens out its porosity so you can style with ease,” Rhys explains. To really lock in your style, look for a primer that contains a humidity-blocker such as silicone. As an alternative, Living Proof Prime Style Extender ($20; livingproof.com) uses OFPMA, the brand’s trademark molecule that shields strands from moisture.