Good morning! I’m so glad you’re joining me for 31 days of fashion & beauty for women over 40!
Today we’re talking Hair for women over 40.
Okay let’s just admit that as we grow older our hair changes. It seems to have a lot to do with hormonal changes. Some of us also start to gray and as we color our hair it changes the texture of our hair.
A lot of women have the same hairstyle they had in their 20s and 30s. It’s hard to let go of that style, it’s comfortable, right?
But our goal is to have healthy, shiny hair that makes us look young and hip.
Now some of you have gorgeous long hair and it still looks great and works for you but for most of us cutting a few inches off will make a big difference in our overall look.
So, let’s start with these questions from Staging Your Comeback by Christopher Hopkins:
Signs that your hair is too long:
- You’re always pulling it back and rarely wear it down.
- It only looks good for the first twenty minutes after you style it.
- You catch yourself in the mirror later in the day and quickly pull it back.
- You keep fluffing it whenever you look in the mirror.
If you answered yes to these you might want to cut a few inches off your hair. You don’t have to get drastic, just a few inches can make a huge difference.
Another thing to consider is that once you reach a certain age, you look better with bangs. Almost everybody does.
Charla Krupp from How Not to Look Old says, “Bangs are a cheap and easy way to chic up your look. They also accentuate the positive and camouflage the negative.”
I wanted to share some examples with you of how updating your hair can take years off of you. These are from The Today Show makeovers.
This one is shocking! She took years off of her look.
Notice the hair stylist added bangs on every one of these examples. Bangs give us a softer look.
Now head to the mirror and take a look at your hair. What do you think? Do you need to take few inches off? What about bangs, do you have them? Need them?
Beauty For the Heart~~Since we’re talking about hair I thought I’d share a scripture verse about our mind. You will keep the mind that is dependent on You in perfect peace, for it is trusting in You. Isaiah 26:3
Have a blessed day!