This post is sponsored by Hair Biology. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
There’s been a good deal of chatter about hair on my blog and Instagram since we’ve all had to spend time in quarantine. Whether lamenting our inability to get a haircut or worrying over grey roots, many of us are using this time to make different decisions about what we do with our hair. Women went grey all the way or learned to color their hair by themselves and met hair stylists in backyards. The move towards living in more natural ways has engaged us during these changing times. We remembered how creative and resourceful we can be. We’ve embraced what we have the power to change and responded creatively to what we cannot.
While already loving my grey, I’ve let my hair grow longer than it’s been for years. Unlike the last time I wore it long, in my thirties, right now age is presenting some hair management challenges. While my hair has always been thick, more recently, especially when I look at where my hair parts, I’m detecting some thinning. My scalp wants to make even more of an appearance. While I used to get away with just a good conditioner, I find my hair dryer than ever, even when I leave the conditioner on for a while. I’ve noticed more flyaways too. I’ve accepted other aspects of aging, like what it does to my skin, I’m late to the game in understanding what happens to aging hair. So like I’ve taken control of how I respond to other aspects of aging, I’m taking control of how I respond to my aging hair.
So it’s time to move on from those generic, made for all women, hair care products, and try some made specifically to target the challenges that come with aging hair. So I’m using Hair Biology Silver and Glowing Shampoo and Conditioner. It cleans and removes dulling residue and lets my white really shine through. Both products are free of parabens and infused with biotin (AKA Vitamin B7), which is known to improve the body’s keratin infrastructure and support strong, healthy hair growth. To be honest, since I’m now taking a probiotic, I prefer a topical method to get the beneficial effects of B7, rather than taking yet another supplement. And if you’re not ready for the jump into grey, there’s an entire line of products for however you want to style or color your hair. The common characteristic they all share is they are formulated for aging hair.
I’ve also added a weekly Deep Hydration Mask Treatment to my hair routine to help with the dryness. For those annoying flyaways, I use the Argan Oil Taming Serum before styling. It’s easy to manage to get the entire line of Hair Biology products because they’re affordable, are in store in your local Target and on-line too.
So I’ll let you be the judge as I continue my long hair journey, now with an assist from Hair Biology. Let’s hear more of your hair revelations and if you try it, let me know how it goes for you too.
Thank you …my constant DeLima the past 3 months out of the 7 that my hair is getting Grayer … do I leave or do I color? My mother colored her hair till she passed at 86 it always looked beautiful. Comments are “ leave it” or what do you like? I’m going to try your recommendation of course
First. I trust you.
I haven’t tried it but I will. I let my hair grow out exactly 20 years ago and it is long and silver now. Oddly, I photographed it in January after a haircut. I can’t recall why. I let it continue to grow during the pandemic and it grew 5 inches. I photographed it again. Like you, mine is dryer than ever. Where I used to wash every day, now it’s every 4 days. I use different “made for silver” shampoos & conditioners but at night, I use a quarter-sized puddle of Moroccan Oil from about 4” down from my scalp. I thought this would make my hair greasy enough to lube my car’s transmission but it soaks right in and by morning, not a trace remains. This is a nightly ritual and even by the fourth day, it’s not oily except at the roots. The pandemic has offered me more time to peruse products and I will certainly try the products you are using. When I went grey, there were practically no products for us but now, I am delighted to see how many there are. I guess it took young women to make grey hair trendy for those of us that have ditched the dye. Bravo to you for embracing your silver!
Great tip, I’ll try it.
Ok! I relocated to a northern rural area and much to my stylists chagrin, went gray prior to the move. Like you, my hair is longer than I’ve had it, for me, since my 20s. I love it! I’ve ordered the products you mentioned and I’ll let you know how it compares to my shimmering lights Walmart version. What do you recommend for facial care at this age. I’m knocking on 62!
Skincare will be a topic we will take up soon.
Yay! 🙂 xx.
I totally understand the hair issues. I let mine go totally salt and pepper a few years back and love it. I notice some thinning also. I am trying out Beekman goat milk shampoo and conditioner and will see what it does. I will also keep your recommendations in mind. Stay safe and well lovely lady.
Let us know how it goes.
You give great tips ?
I’m 56 (or at least I will be on October 12th) and I too, love my gray however, I’ve noticed the color is dull and washed out. I’m going to give this a try.
I love reading your thoughts. You prove style & beauty are ageless!
I’ve used the pandemic to finally start growing out my grey. I’m only in my early 40s but I’ve been going grey for more than a decade. Would you recommend these products on hair that is still half color treated or are they better once the grey is fully in? Thank you!
Are they available in Mexico City ?
I don’t think so but you could go to their website and enquire.
About three years ago I noticed thinning at my side front hairline. I freaked out of course but started taking a hair skin and nails supplement. Fast forward, new hair in that area is an inch long ! I am thrilled with the results. This project requires patience. Eliminating stress and eating clean have possibly contributed to the success.
Very interesting article. Thank you. Do you know if this product has to do with Pantene’s Hair Biology? I’ve been using Pantene lately but I’ve developed a rash close to my neck.
I personally find Pantene products very harsh and I have a bad reaction to them.
If you have a rash from Pantene, you might have developed an allergy to Methylisothiazolinone, which is a preservative that has made its way into hundreds of products now that parabens are out of favor. One of the things about aging skin and “hormonal” skin is that it becomes more susceptible to chemical sensitization. Pantene typically has Methylisothiazolinone and its variant Methchloroisothiazolinone. If you have become sensitized, you’ll need to avoid it in cosmetic formulas as well as cleaning formulas (It’s in 99% of laundry detergents and dish washing liquid, even so-called natural formulas). a skin patch test from a dermatologist or allergist will confirm for you.
Thanks for this good information
I don’t believe it has anything to do with Pantene.
yes I know my hair has thinned on top but it is very white and personally white hair is my favourite colour and I have tried them all..so it is a trade off of sorts..thick and dark for finer and white.
I love your hair..My grey is only around my edges and in the top..I don’t like it..I be glad when it turns grey all over..I love the silver hair..I was so impressed by you on the TV commercials..I love your style and courage to step outside the box and be yourself..I had to show my granddaughters that’s why I dress like I do.. How many granddaughters can go to there grandmothers and ask to borrow there clothes and jewelry..
Being ourselves is the only wat to be in my book.
Your hair looks very healthy. It is true that longer hair also requires good care! I am going to see if these products are also available here (Belgium), now I use the products of Réné Furtherer and I am also very satisfied with them. Thank you for sharing this info!
I appreciate your advice re thinning hair. I went gray all the way years ago and have no regrets. Now in my 70s, I have noticed dryness, thinning and lackluster hair. But I have also noticed that it is cyclical depending on seasons and my anxiety levels. My hair stylist of 25 years told me that our scalp is a very important component when it comes to thinning hair. We apply products after products (shampoo, conditioner, styling gel, hair spray, etc.) that accumulate on our scalps, not giving that area the deep cleaning that it needs. He told me about Phytoapaisant by Phyto, a scalp treatment with purslane extract, decocted linden and passion flower to moisturize and restore the scalp’s barrier. Since I live in south Texas and work in the yard during hot summer months, sweat accumulates on my scalp, clogging pores. Sweat and all those hair products cling to the scalp so we need to use a scalp treatment, or the build up starts and our hair reacts by falling out. Another thing that helps is any product with Minoxidil, but the one for women is not effective—get the men’s version with 5% Minoxidil instead of 3%. You can get the Target brand (3 bottles in a box) for $19. Also, a thickening shampoo helps. I like Davines Volu. Love, love, love your Blog!
Thanks for all these wonderful suggestions.
My hair has thinned greatly and doesn’t grow as quickly as I’ve let it go Grey. I’m 50. The things that have saved me to an extent so far are collagen, biotin and zinc supplements. My always ruler straight hair started getting curly too, in my 40s. It’s kind of fun. I can baby my curls when I get out of the shower or I can comb them through and my hair goes straight. It’s kind of nice having the option.
I always wanted to have some curls how wonderful you have the best of both.
Sounds good ?
I hope others to write in about this issue. The hair on the top and top sides of my head has thinned enough that it seems to be staying the same length. The back is thicker and continues to grow. I’m trying to use lots of moisturizer conditioner on it.
Interestingly I’m finding the same thing.
Thank you – I too have been challenged with my hair so I am most grateful for your information. I truly enjoy your blog.
You definitely have gorgeous hair. But, I do prefer the short, butch cut on you better. It’s edgier and suits you. But maybe I’m envious because I could never grow a bob. Just don’t have good enough hair. Either way, you always look fabulous.
Will they sell it online as well (not just at Target)? Like… Amazon?
On-line from Target at the moment.
Have been having my hair coloured & cut professionally since I was in my twenties. Now 53 years of age. This year my hair was left to its own devices for 5 months. I ended up trimming & colouring it myself during that period to a better than imagined result! Quite lucky in that it’s naturally wavy/curly so probably got away with it more easily.
I used to visit my hairdresser every 6 weeks. Came to the conclusion that if I can get away with it for 20 weeks I can now manage a visit every 8 weeks. I feel that it makes a big impact on your self worth if your hair looks & feels good. I don’t use any expensive products or extra procedures, simply wash (occasionally condition) every 2-3 days & a cool setting blow dry. Don’t like the feel of products on my hair, less is more. I think it helps if you have a well balanced diet & healthy lifestyle more than anything.
Thanks for reminding us about the important role diet plays
Great article addressing the challenges of gray hair which has a totally different texture than our regular normal hair. It’s still our own hair but the hair shafts are not the same. You need to treat it differently. As I have been coloring my hair for decades, I have long used products that keep my hair healthy in both looks and feel. Being that I still have thick hair, like you I was surprised to see my scalp more prevalent at the part until I realized that it was merely an illusion based on the fact that my hair was laying closer to the scalp because I wasn’t dealing with the excess oiliness in my hair. Gray hair is actually less overwhelmed by our nature scalp oils and needs less shampoos to maintain. But you do have to treat the ends with a serum to prevent that fissy non-smooth appearance. To keep that bright white appearance, using a good quality products work the best. I suggest that you add a detox shampoo to use along with the good shampoo and conditioning since you are not shampooing as frequently since the hair is drier in texture. It is fine to use a good quality dry shampoo in between if you have excessive sweating because of the temperatures or exercise. You have definitely embraced your gray hair no matter what length it is. My hair is at the longest I have ever had it and it is an adjustment to deal with the unknown handling of the length. The only part of it that I keep a check on is the health of the ends since I don’t have access to my hair dresser to trim the ends which I use to have trimmed every 2 months. Thanks again for emphasizing that great looking gray hair need great products that are worth the extra cost. And if you can’t get to the store can be easily available to buy online.
Thanks for sharing your tips.
Since a needed peel for those pre-cancerous spots on my face in January, (oh, those youthful tanning days) I chose then to not return to eye make-up. I also began using a wondrous shampoo that I purchased thru the Beauty Pie website (I’m a member though you don’t have to be but pricing is more if not). Of several shampoos offered, I chose the Super Healthy Hair Shampoo . . . primarily because of what it did not contain (they’re all this conscientious of content — thank you Marcia!) . . . and have discovered it to be a marvelous wonder! Rarely these days do I use conditioner, though do use an argan oil of Morocco from OGX before even wetting my hair in the shower once in a while when I want a particularly silky feel to my hair in its movement. I also experienced a huge surprise with these changes: no eye makeup and the new shampoo . . . most of my rosacea is gone! I’m loving that! Oh . . . I’m turning 80 in December. Blessings!
Blessings to you too!
I’m 65 and have worn my hair long for most of my adult life, resulting in it becoming part of my self perceived identity. (The last time I cut it 40 years ago, all I heard was “What happened to your hair?!”) I love my long hair and will go to the grave with it. There are just so many more options for styles with longer hair. I learned that with short hair, that’s all I had: SHORT HAIR. And I hated it.
As for care products, I’ve become a fan of Nexxus, especially their Humectress conditioner. And before blow drying my hair, I use the OGX brand of Argan Oil, which makes a big difference on the ends.
Some say that hair is just hair. But that’s not true. It becomes an expression of who one is. Long hair in particular accompanies us through life and when I think of all the people who have touched or caressed my hair, it makes me happy. When my son was tiny, he loved to play with my hair, so I will never cut off that happy memory!
Your longer hair, by the way, looks very attractive on you!
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I have let my hair go natural and I am loving it. It is silver white in the front and on the sides and streaked with grey in the back. But I am most excited that I have learned to cut it into a pixie myself. My friends are amazed and say it looks every bit as good as my salon cuts. I am lucky that I have wavy hair that hides any cutting errors. I trim sections every two weeks. I have even learned to use thinning shears. I keep it conditioned and use a blue shampoo once a week. I have noticed since going from a pale blond to natural, certain wardrobe colors do not look as good….beige for example, but stark white is great again. The money I am saving, I can take a nice trip when the pandemic is over!
I love that you taught yourself how to do this.
Hi, Absolutely agree! My hair too has grown and although I did visit my hairstylist, I decided to leave it growing and to see what I might look like as for the past 10+ years, my hair was very very sort with parts shaven. I also stopped dyeing my hair 7 years ago and love my gray. I am also quite ‘fearful’ of thinning hair so need to think about that as I don’t wish to become ‘one of those women’
Love your blogs, styles, narrative, etc. Our age can be very liberating if we allow it. Stay safe and good luck in November. The world needs it
Thank you, finger crossed for November.
Hair is always important to women, and as we get older we both have fewer options and more decisions to make. My close friend Becky turned 60 this year and decided to let her gray grow out with the help of her hair stylist. I turned 70 in April — one month into the pandemic — and am taking a different approach. I’ve asked my stylist to gradually begin to lighten my base color and highlights to a light copper, in part for a change and some fun, but also so that when (if)I decide to go silver it will be easier. Like you, my hair has now grown longer than it was in my 30s — and I’m getting compliments and having fun with that. What’s next?:)
Always ready for that question!
Thank you for this article. I too have problems with thin, fly away air.
I wear my hair tied in the back as it is so convenient. Who knew a pony T at this
point in my life!
I find it having a ponytail makes me feel sassy.
Love your new longer hair. It also looked great short. Nice to know there is a company specializing in hair for older women. I wore my hair in a long bob for decades. In my mid 40’s it started getting waves to keep it straight took 40 min every morning. Ended up many times in business clothes and a pony tail. Decided it was taking more time than I wanted to spend and cut it into a pixie. Love it wash, dry and go. Little like fast food without the calories. During the quarantine thought this is the time to grow back my bob !! Then reality hit me . Stayed with my monthly color and ran back to my pixie.
Sounds like you found your signature.
I also use Hair Biology shampoo and conditioner on my grey hair. I find that using a drop of styling gel and letting my hair air dry has restored its natural wave and prevents drying. A drop of Argan oil on subsequent days keeps it shiny and manageable until the next shampoo.
Most days, we isolate at home, but every day I dress and wear favorite jewelry as though we were going out to lunch with friends. Like you, I was very ill for a month, not COVID, but some other nasty virus. Now recovered, I wouldn’t dream of spending the day in PJs or sweat pants—too depressing.
Getting dressed does seem to be a mood elevator.
Thank you! Your hair looks great, by the way. I like it a bit longer and it does look really healthy. Like many, I had to make a decision about my greying hair back in Feb. I began letting the grey just grow out. It’s surely challenging and right now I just look like some sort of skunk 🙁 – It will eventually get to a point where I’ll be able to cut it and start from scratch. I remember my best friend doing it several years ago and I knew how brave she was to do it!
Thanks for the product information as well.
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You will get there and I hope you like it as much as I do.
I always love your post & you give me inspiration!I am in my 40s & I cany syand how some people say dress your age or dont wear sertain things after a sertain age.Iv never gone bye those rules & Iv always had a believe that if you think it looks good on you wear it & not worry about what others say.I love you style so much,Thank you for your inspiration of beauty at any age.Much love.Take care <3 <3
I have exactly the same attitude!
Any advice for thinning hair is most needed. The front portion of my hair is so very thin.
I’ve been one of your followers for a while now and I wanted to let you know not try any hair products from the internet. I unfortunately did from a company named Beauty Pie and had an very bad allergic reaction on my scalp back in July. I had to cut over half my hair off so it’s short now not long and my husband shaved the area around the sore so we can keep it covered until it helps. It’s been infected three times and I worry about this from making me sick in other ways. I dress it two to three times a day. Wound care supplies are expensive for this sort of thing. I used a hair repair treatment from Beauty Pie in July and still have this sore. Could you please warn your followers about non FDA regulated products especially those that are outside the USA?
I did manage to win a dispute with my credit card company and PayPal and got a full refund. As long as I can not pick at my sore now it will heal.
I have only been able to use Head and Shoulders two and one. I find right now that the less chemicals I’m using on my tender head the beauty. I have naturally curly hair and always been tender headed. I find that now my hair doesn’t like separate conditioners. I’m by the way not yet grey and 41 years old.
Do you take a senior recommended multi vitamin? I take a daily multivitamin and for several years now feel much better when I take them.
I would appreciate if you follow my beauty blog site too. Maybe we can do a Collab!
Thanks for passing along your good advice.
I just went grey since March. I started going grey when I was 18, but started dying my hair at age 27. I was growing weary of constantly checking my roots, trying to fluff my hair up to hide them, going to see my hairdresser every four weeks (I could have gone every 3 weeks). I guess I was just looking for an excuse to stop and Covid-19 gave me that excuse. The only way I could do it though was to cut my hair very short, and wear a lot of hats. I’ve seen my hairdresser only twice since March. It’s really working for me.
Love your stylish color/style. At the age of 70, I’m questioning what my hair style should be. With natural curly hair, once it dries it looks like a small permanent that went bad. I have continued to color my hair, not ready to go white. I learned that if my hair doesn’t look stylish, I don’t either.
I agree completely, I don’t feel right if my hair is right.
I’m disappointed there are no ingredients listed for their products. We all have our preferences & I respect yours but I can’t restrain myself – give Aveda products a try. NutriPlenish & Botanical Repair lines are fantastic. After a lifetime (I’m 66, so that’s 46 years) of using I still won’t even consider other products. I’ve tried, but none measure up.
Love reading your insights. Thx.
Thanks for sharing your suggestion.
thank you lyn~ i started out with thin hair and age has made it thinner. ugh. i’m otherwise having similar issues of dryness, etc. will give this a try!
I love it and you! You are my hero (heroine!). I’m 63 and have finally decided to grow my locks out as well. Currently, my silvery-white hair is down past my shoulder blades and I love it. It does require a lot of upkeep, however. I hadn’t heard of the products you mentioned but will surely try them out. I’ve found the purple-tinted shampoos and conditioners do a fairly good job but are so messy in the shower.
Thank you for being you. Thank you for sharing your life and your style with us!
May you continue to thrive,
You too my dear.
your hair is beautiful!
Hi There! I love your longer hair! I, too, have gone gray (and grown mine longer)over the last almost 2 years. I was loosing a lot of hair and my nails were thinning and peeling, too. I began taking a vitamin, specifically for thinning hair and nail issues. I also began using natural hair products. I’ve eliminated sulfates, dimethicone, parabens, and any of the additives that begin with M (most of those can cause itchy scalp), in my hair products and cleanser/conditioner. I’m just learning how to take better care of my scalp and hair and am in no way an expert, so this is just my experience. It seems I now have normal shedding, less itching, and have a bunch of little baby hairs sprouting. I’m 68 and have thick, dry, wavy/curly hair. I can’t wait to see what you do with your hair as it gets longer. I enjoy your blog very much! Thank you.
Thanks for generously sharing your tips.
Even your hair style looks contemporary and gorgeous. Accidental or not, you are definitely an Icon.
Thanks so much.
Perhaps I’ve had just enough wine to write…It’s late and I’ve spent the evening with another “big sister” that I admire. So I merely want to thank you for your inspiration. The way you “grab aging by the ovaries” is such a gift to those of us that are following behind you. I’ve not had many idols in my life, but you’re the real deal. Continue to keep it honest, and thoughtful. KRW
Thank you so much, I really feel what we do here is re-write the rules that have been around for a long time about the shoulds of aging. They’re obsolete for sure and need the overhaul we are giving them.
I am going to ask the lady who has been doing my hair for thirty plus years if she is aware of these products
This is perfect timing as I am 9 months into my going gray journey. I’m 63 and have been coloring my hair for over 30 years. I’ve been curious as to what I would look like with gray hair and Covid restrictions have given me the chance to find out.
Some days I like my hair and some days I don’t. My hair stylist cut it a few days ago and it’s way too short. I cried. I’ve always told my daughters that it’s only hair. But this whole process has made me feel emotionally vulnerable.
Thanks for your review of these products, I was definitely looking for something that would help me manage my hair. Love Target and it’s prices. I’ll pick some up tomorrow.
It is absolutely understandable that we might be more emotionally vulnerable right now. After having moments of cutting my hair way too short and feeling terrible remorse and yes it does grow back. Eventually, when you grow into the grey what can really make you love it is a really good haorcut. Once I found my bob there were no more qualms about being grey.
Love hearing your thoughts about our glorious graying locks!
I have used some of the blue toning shampoos and conditioners, but have found they build up and make my hair look too purple. Even tough I only wash my hair once a week to avoid drying it out. I will be keen to try Yiur suggestions out!
Yes graying locks are having a real revival thanks to closed salons.
WEN products on QVC. Myself, as I’m not in meetings or doing volunteer work or going out…and I’m sorry to say not working out, I don’t wash my hair as frequently and it has made a huge difference. I 70.5 and have always had thick, healthy hair but I too was seeing a lot of scalp. That seems to have gone away.
My hair transitioned from blonde to silver magically. My hairstylist, and everyone else was stunned. I’m wearing it longer, too, than I have in 30 years. My problem is breakage. When I pull it back, I have lots of little hairs sticking out that I flatten softly with light hair spray. I use Matrix Biolage breakage prevention shampoo & smoothing conditioner, which has helped with the texture. But I also wash and dry it everyday, sometimes twice a day because if I have to go somewhere after I run, I need to wash it, again. I do spritz three pumps of Pantene hair oil into my palms after drying and rub it through my hair and ends. I also deep condition it twice a week. When it’s longer, I see more come out in the shower; I’d like to slow that down.
That’s when I see the hair come out too.
Lyn, as always you look amazing! I love when your GoDaddy(?) ad pops up on my screen!
Your hair is always beautiful – and I’m amazed it’s grown so long this quickly. I’m growing my ‘silver’ out since March when my stylist/colorist had to close down. I’m almost 77 and figure my signature stick straight red bob, with a fringe, of so many years is gone for ever. Now, with monthly trims, (stylist back working but refuses to strip color and damage my fine hair), no more blow drying/straightening, I have a beachy wave shorter bob which I can scrunch dry, and may be going for a long ‘pixie’ at next appt. Who knows, this time next year hopefully a grey bob will be popping up – it will be an interesting makeover. Fortunately I love hats and have many!
Thanks for the HB product heads up. Actually this time last year I was in Morocco/Western Sahara on an expedition trip and found the goats in the trees which supply us with that amazing Argan oil, very interesting to watch!!!!
Stay well – looking forward to more posts, perhaps one on good winter sweaters, and some more interesting trousers – I’m loving the loose styles now – after all this type of life requires comfort!
Love your blogs! I follow you on Instagram and enjoy your posts there as well. You write with feeling. Many of which are the same as mine. Trying to find our footing in these times has presented quite a few challenges. Your posts give me food for thought as well as comfort that we are not alone. Thank you!
As for these products, I am of the age of aging hair as well and will have to check these products out.
Thank you, I feel the same about my lovely readers who comment and share their experience.
I share your goal to be a woman who…
shares without preaching,
the thought that
good products include thoughtful packaging that can either be reused indefinitely, composted or easily recycled from the photos on their website it appears the majority of HB products do not fit that criteria
hence I will refrain from purchase
thank you for sharing
Thank you for your comment, it’s very helpful to think about.
Thank you for sharing without preaching! It always makes information so much easier to take in.
I stopped colouring my hair four years ago, it was one of the most liberating things I have ever done, and I’ve never looked back. With salons closed during COVID restriction, I had no choice but to let it grow long, again, I have surprised myself with the results. Since ceasing bi-monthly colouring treatments, my hair has regained some of its thickness, but in addition, I have found using Aveda’s Invati series has help enormously. I also massage my scalp every morning for one minute to encourage blood flow to the hair follicles -main cause of hair loss is due to poor blood circulation to the scalp – and to round it off, I take a supplement of biotin and collagen protein peptide, which also helps strengthen brittle nails…
Thanks for the suggestions, I’m going to try the scalp massage.
Hair biology, made by proctor and gamble tests their products on animals, a cru l and unnecessary procedure so they can sell in china and other countries. Will you continue to take their money to hawk their products when many more environmental products are just as good? Hair is dead anyway and it makes little difference what you put on it topically. Also interested if you’ll allow this to be published.
Of course, I will publish this because it includes for the most part factual information.
Hair is everything.
Mine is and always was thin but I’m growing it same length as shown in your photo here. You look fantastic. A shorter blunt cut suits me better … or did when I had a chin, but I don’t care, love how it feels. Bend over and massage scalp 3 minutes before bed (touch floor with palms, unbent knees). Makes all the diff. Hairs fine but not thinning too much – I’m a young and immature but flexible seventy-four.
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My former lives included fashion model in Montreal; my urban good taste endures.
You are wonderful amazing sensitive and real. A real face. You inspire love.
Thanks so much, I’m going to try your suggestion as I’ve been now doing yoga everyday.
Hi. I wonder how I can find your Instagram account?
@iconaccidental is my Instagram.
I’m sorry but Instagram says that the account doesn’t exist ?
did you try @iconaccidental?
Yes, no result ?
I grew my hair out four years ago when I finished work. I didn’t realise what a fabulous grey/white my hair was under all the colour…I love it and wished I’d grown it out sooner. It is a trifle longer than yours cut straight around like a long bob all the same length. I live in New Zealand where the sun is pretty harsh on your hair, but at 72 years it is in great condition thanks to Pureology made in the USA, 100% vegan ingredients.
Thanks for the suggestion.
While I do not use anyone Shampoo or Conditioner per se, I do use the organics and withing that category, ones that are close to my hair condition. Since COVID started and we were unable to get our hair worked on, I have let it grow out, and it is just past my shoulders. I used to wear my hair this length when I was younger, and I kept it this way for years. It has gone from dark brown to a mix of silver and brown, with a nice silver that grows in the middle of my head- the part line. About every two weeks, I have it lowlight to blend in with the rest of my wild thick mane of hair.
So many of us are letting hair grow during COVID and seeing how capable we are to care for it ourselves.
I love it, you look fabulous, glad to recieve notification of new post!!
Love the hair and the entire look! I also have long hair and use Aveda Invati products which really help.
I chuckled when I read my scalp wants to make even more of an appearance. Mine too! I started noticing a good deal of hair loss in late August, but at that time I wasn’t smiling. That’s about the time I started my journey to becoming more knowledgeable about my hair. Like you, I have let my hair grow long. It’s the longest it’s been since high school and I have my 50th Reunion coming up in 2021! Losing long strands all at once in the shower and while brushing can be demoralizing. Luckily, my life team is composed of several people who have my best interests at heart. My naturopathic doctor advised me to discard one of the hormone creams I had been using. My dermatologist cited possible reasons for hair loss, including stress, well ya! and did a blood test to check my iron level, which turned out to be OK. My hairstylist, Faye, in Encinitas, CA, educated me about how much hair loss occurs naturally…I’m normal! I also learned about the type of brush to use when my hair is wet to minimize hair being pulled out and how to exit out of tangles, whether my hair is wet or dry. I, too, am trying a different shampoo and conditioner, although I’m jealous that mine were more expensive than yours! I’ll be heading to Target to try out the product you’re sponsoring when I need to replenish. Here’s to lifelong learning!
Agreed! What a great problem-solving approach you’ve shown us here, thank you.
Just had to add…I first wrote my comment in Google docs. There were several places that I had italicized phrases…my voice if you will. I noticed that the italicized text did not translate when I copied and pasted. I also noticed that I could not have edited to change the font once I was typing in this text area either. Any suggestions? As always, a lifelong learner…
Menopause was a hair miracle for me! My hair began to thicken and grow more quickly (don’t hate). So I gave up haircuts & styling (HOORAY!). Just before the Pandemic I got 5 inches cut off, still past my shoulders. Just recently I accepted that my life is transitioning to a newer normal so I’m taking up the old adage “Change your hair – Change your life”.
How interesting! Many women experience the opposite after menopause so lucky you.
Being African-American, I have embraced my natural hair more than ever. I miss my hair dresser terribly but I have had to go without her magnificent talent and techniques since February. It’s head-shakingly ironic that all my youth I ran from my natural locks through perms, hot curling and straightening. During this time I have discovered how much I truly appreciate my natural hair! I am fortunate that it continues to be strong despite the stresses it endured in the past and now, in my 50’s, it looks better to me than when I did all that processing!
So many silver linings and epiphanies during this time.
Thank you for your recommendation of Hair Biology products. I toddled off to Target and bought the whole line. It didn’t break the bank-that’s a plus! I’ve used everything once, and am impressed enough to send you this note. I’m 72 and really appreciate products designed for our fabulous age group.
Happy to hear it!
The relationship between hair and identity has always fascinated me. It’s not surprising that the first wave of women with short hair followed the social upheavals of the First World War and yes (we’re now much more conscious of it!) the Flu pandemic. When I look back at pictures of myself in large groups of young women in the 1970s and early 80s in the U.K. we all and I mean all, have short hair. Our contemporary counterparts predominantly have long hair unless they are specifically signalling something about their identity as a creative or about their sexuality. Though my hairdresser told me, in our last meeting just after Christmas, that a slow return to mainstream short hair for the young was happening. So my partner has a serious respiratory condition and we’ve never really come out of lockdown, never mind trips to the salon. My relationship with my hair is emotional and very bound up in my self image and identity. I’m 61 and my hair been short dark and edgy for most of my adult life and it’s deterioration since lockdown into a self cut bob of a vaguely shit brown colour has been challenging. When we do, I hope come out of all of this I will look very different and as an actor I will need new headshots and be catapulted into old women roles. That’s if there are any roles left to audition for, that however is a problem for another day!
Thank you for this information. My hair’s been gray for many years and it’s long. I will not sit for an hour with a mask on, so it hasn’t been cut for months and who knows when it will e?
I’ve used Just Nutritive shampoo and conditioner for gray hair with good results and am now trying Shikai Color Reflect Platinum shampoo and conditioner. The Just Nutritive has more natural ingredients, but I find the Shikai once in a while helps keep the gray white instead of a bit yellow. Neither comapny uses animal ingredients or does animal testing.
I agree that it’s bad the products are in plastic and I wish more companies would use glass!
Ich wasche meine Haare seit Jahren nur alle 6-8 Tage und das mit Schampoo in Seifenform ,um auch unsere Umwelt zu schonen.Habe wunderbar dickes und unkompliziertes Haar
Danke für die stets tollen Tips
These earrings are to DIE FOR! I want to find something very similar. Thank you for being such a style icon! 🙂
Pleasure to go through such wonderful work!!