A part of my brain is devoted entirely to attention to beauty considerations, and currently, it captures the texture of the hair and how it changes as you get older.
In theory, I knew that as one ages and hair color changes, so does hair texture, but I didn’t quite understand how much I’d have to adapt to that particular element.
OK, let me go back a bit. Within this past year, my hair has turned significantly more gray, and a lot of it gray has this funky, wiry texture with a tight, uneven wave pattern. They look like ramen noodles and stick out at awkward angles.
These “ramen noodle hairs” were buried in the back of my head, but now they are becoming more and more visible around the visible areas closer to my face.
Before I could let my hair down and didn’t really have to do anything, but the presence of wiry grays makes it difficult because they don’t flow with the rest of my hair. Unless I smooth everything out with a curling iron or a flat iron, my hair just looks messy and not in a cute, casual and purposeful way.
And while I love having a unified and smooth texture, then I have to deal with the pitfalls of relying on heat tools. Sometimes it seems like there is no win situation.
Anyway, I was chatting with a hairstylist a few weeks ago, and he said that by this point there’s just going to be more and more of those wayward hairs! Oh, and apparently, a change in texture makes it harder for the dye to stick, so if I decided to repaint my grays, they’d be a lot more resistant to holding onto the color.
in heavy turns
- Pureology Strength Cure Superfood Deep Treatment Mask
- Pureology Color Fanatic Multi-Tasking Leave-in Spray
- Bumble and Bumble Barber Invisible Oil Ultra Rich Hyaluronic Healing Lotion
- Kristin Ess Ultra Hydrating Curl Co-Wash
- Kristin Ess Fragrance Free Textured Paste
Wiry hair texture has been my main beauty issue lately, so I’ve been buying a lot of hair products to increase hydration, smoothness, and strength. I’ve had some luck with leave-ins and masks made specifically for damaged or colored hair. Even though I don’t have any dye in my hair at the moment, these types of products help.
Oh! Yet another problem I am facing is that my hair is shorter as compared to my 20s and 30s. Blame it on hormonal changes. breath. I can tell especially when I keep my hair in place or when I’m washing it in the shower. So now, I am deeply obsessed with volume – especially at the roots. Don’t get me started on the root lift. Laugh out loud!
Even though I knew my hair was about to change, I didn’t quite understand how much it would be, and what I would have to do to adapt to those changes. This is so crazy!
How has your hair texture evolved as you’ve gotten older? Have you changed your routine a lot?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
PS TGIF! we made it. I