I’m really sorry to say it, but when it comes to our body, time takes its toll on just about all of it. And although we know all too well what aging does to our skin, when it comes to other areas of our beauty regimens, age is rarely factored in. From swapping in serums that tackle fine lines and wrinkles to acid treatments that work against age spots and pigmentation, products that cater to aging skin seem to be everywhere.
But what about our hair? It turns out that besides going gray, aging can affect our hair in a number of ways. From thinning to dryness, the ways in which our hair deals with getting older means that as time goes by, we may need to change up our routines. And one of the most effective ways we can do that is by trying out a new haircut.
If styling your hair is the last thing you want to think about in the morning, this low-maintenance cut could be for you. “For an older woman that has a natural curl or wave, the pixie cut is the best choice as it uses the hair’s natural pattern to create texture and volume. They are also relatively easy to style and maintain on a day-to-day basis,” says Maine.
If the pixie cut seems a little too much of a statement, keeping a bit more length could be the perfect answer. A longer pixie style is also a great option for those that want to create an illusion of volume. Maine explains: “Longer layers can add volume, which is ideal if your hair is thinning and falling flat. The long pixie also gives a feminine touch when paired with a sweeping fringe.”
Want to keep things simple? “A blunt bob keeps ends looking as fresh as possible. It can look quite quirky, a bit cool, and it’s really easy to style. This style works on wavy, straight, fine, medium, or thick hair, but for curly locks, go brave and cut to the jawline,” says Soons. But be warned: A blunt bob requires commitment. To keep it fresh, it’s advised that you book in for a trim every six to eight weeks.
Break the traditional bob-haircut rules and opt for something a little cooler with this no-effort style. “For women who want to keep their length but want to add some life to their limp hair, the bob is a suitable haircut, as it still gives the feeling of having long hair whilst creating volume. Shaggy bob cuts are very popular, as they break the traditional bob haircut rules and create a more adventurous look,” says Maine.
Next up, these are the over-50 fashion icons with the best style.
This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK and has since been updated.