3 rules for aging hair

We caught up with Harry Josh, celebrity stylist and international creative consultant for John Frieda, to get the goods on the new rules for aging hair

3 rules for aging hair

Source: Best Health magazine, May 2015

We’ve got some great role models today!

Think Julianne Moore or Goldie Hawn. They have very youthful hair, with lots of layers and movement. This is what you want to aim for. Layers frame the face and hide wrinkles and crow’s feet, creating the illusion of youthfulness. Forget about what I call "mom cuts" ‘ super-short hair or chin-length bobs that draw attention to lines and jowls.

What’s the rule for colouring hair as you age?

You want face-framing highlights ‘ colour that’s going to bring brightness and shine to your face. My general rule of thumb is to go light to cover greys. And I suggest you go lighter than you think you can. As you age, you’ll find that lighter hair will work best for you because it grows out less noticeably. That means you can go longer between touch-ups, which makes maintenance less of a chore.

How do you know if you’re too old to try a trend?

I think you should never follow trends. Do what works for you. Wear your hair, not the other way around!

Aging hair may be zapped of nutrients and susceptible to dryness. To hydrate and restore vitality, try John Frieda Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Shampoo and Conditioner, $11 each.