While we can’t turn back time and shave the years off, there are several things we can do to look and feel younger. Aside from eating right and getting proper nutrition, exercising regularly, and caring for your skin, changing your hairstyle can greatly alter the way you look.
You might have seen countless photos of models and celebrities rocking shorter cuts, such as bobs and pixies. The good news is you can rock your long hair and still look younger. If you’re not yet ready to say goodbye to your long locks, there’s a wide variety of long hairstyles that can make you look ageless.
Color is often a tricky thing to deal with, but, when used correctly, it can be your friend and can take away years from your look. Like how adding a pop of color to your wardrobe can give it that fun and youthful look, changing your hair color can have the same effect.
Before experimenting with layers, bangs, and other ageless hairstyles, you might want to change your hair color first. Going with a color with warm tones, such as chestnut or warm cinnamon, can make you look younger. Or you can choose to add highlights to brighten up your look.
You can also use graying hair to your advantage. Treat it as a blank canvas, and try out fun and bright hair colors. Whether you opt for a warm tone or go wild with colors, ensuring that you have a healthy and full head of hair is one of the best ways to make you look youthful.
The shag, a ubiquitous hairstyle from the ‘70s, has been making a comeback these past few years and has seen some recent updates. Characterized by a choppy cut, this is a low-maintenance hairstyle that can add volume and texture to your hair, giving it a more youthful look.
Bangs are a versatile option for any hairstyle. When done correctly, they can complement long hairstyles to make you look years younger.
Popular styles for bangs include blunt, curtain, and asymmetrical bangs. Blunt bangs can accentuate features, such as the eyes and cheekbones. Curtain bangs frame the face on both sides and can help cover fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. Asymmetrical bangs, because of their uneven lengths, don’t look too heavy or chunky. They also do a great job of bringing attention to your eyes.
Having long hair lets you experiment with layers, which are great for adding volume, texture, and depth to your hair. Like bangs, they’re versatile and can be manipulated in different ways to give you a younger-looking appearance. For long hairstyles, you can opt for layers along the bottom of your hair. You can also ask your stylist for layers that will help frame your face.
A straight and sleek hairstyle can still make you look youthful. An A-line cut, when properly executed, can help make your face look slimmer. You can also style straight hair with a side or deep part for a more dramatic look. If you don’t want to go for a sleek hairstyle, you can style your long locks with a classic center part and accentuate it with waves.
Take this hairstyle to the next level by adding highlights that add dimension to your hair while making your skin tone look better. Highlights are also a great way to disguise graying hair and can give you a more modern look.
Now that we’ve covered ageless hairstyles, the next thing to know is how to take care of long hairstyles. You might step out of the salon looking and feeling great with your updated look, but if you’re unable to properly care for it, then the new hairstyle may lose its charm quickly.
Not all hair is the same. Long hair has a different set of needs from shorter or medium-length hair. They’re more prone to damage, such as tangles and breakage.
To help keep your hair looking healthy and youthful, we’re sharing some simple tips:
Damaged or split ends can make hair look dull. Go for a regular trim every 8 to 12 weeks.
Long hair is more prone to damage, especially if you frequently use blow dryers, curlers, or straighteners. Like your skin, hair needs to stay hydrated. Invest in hydrating products, such as a hair mask or an oil treatment to give your scalp and hair follicles some much-needed moisture.
Your hair and scalp can get greasy and dirty, and you might be tempted to shampoo your hair often to keep it clean. But frequent shampooing can dry out your hair and scalp. While you can use dry shampoos as an alternative, the key is to simply use shampoos less frequently. You can still shower daily, but try to skip the shampoo every now and then, and just give your hair a rinse.