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Hair and Age

Your hair plays an important role in making you look younger or older. So, look after it.

Although most of us put a lot of time, effort and money into ensuring our skin stays wrinkle-free for as long as possible, few of us invest much time or effort into ensuring our hair stays healthy. Our hair tells our age, just like wrinkles do, so if we spent as much time looking after our hair as we do looking after our skin, we'd look, and feel, a lot younger.

Grey hair

One of the first indicators of age is grey hair. However, as most of us know, grey hair is by far an accurate indicator, and many people start graying right from their teens! Some choose to cover their grey hair, while others choose to let is stay natural.
Remember that grey hair does make you look a lot older than you would look with coloured hair, but many hair dyes tend to make hair brittle, so be particular when selecting a hair colourant.
If you are lucky enough not to start greying until you are in your fifties, you will no doubt look younger than your friends who need to colour their hair. However, if need to start colouring hair before then, go through your options carefully, and then make a selection.


Mehendi is one option considered by many women for covering their grey hair. This is not a very good choice because Mehendi dries out hair and causes it to be brittle in the long run. Also, after applying mehendi, if you want to get brown or blonde highlights, you will not be able to until almost a year after applying mehendi, because the colour will appear reddish.


You could also opt for highlights, and request your stylist to colour all grey hair. In this manner the rest of your hair will stay healthy, your greys will be covered, and your hair will look fantastic!

All-over Colour

Opt for a temporary, gentle, herbal colourant. 33-year-old Sunaina swears by Clairol Loving Care, which just deposits colour on grey hair without impacting natural hair. Go for the gentlest hair colour that you can find in the market, especially if less than half your hair is grey. If most of your hair is grey, consider a stronger hair colour.


Nourish your hair at least once a week. Do not neglect this step if you want your hair to remain healthy and free of split ends. Egg does a great job of nourishing your hair, as does curd or oil. With regular nourishment your hair will have bounce and shine - else, your hair will look dry and coarse, almost like hay, adding years to your face!


Your hairstyle can take away or add years to your face, and can do a lot for your look. If you want to look glamourous, opt for long hair, cut in steps, and well styled. If you want to look younger, nothing works as well as a simple blunt cut. Curls make you look younger, while ironed hair makes you look older and a little sharper. A soft, straight look, curled in at the bottom makes you look younger, while curled out makes you look older and more glamourous. Similarly, hair cut very short, think Halle Berry, can make you look ultra glam, funky and cutting edge. Similarly, hair that reaches your waist makes you look younger, since it is easier for a young person to grow hair very long.

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Name: Smita Raina
City:   Dubai
Comments:   nice article with very useful tips.
Name: nisha singh
City:   agra
Comments:   great tips please keep it up
Name: Penny
City:   Oakville, Canada
Comments:   What is the "curd" nourishment you refer to every week. Thanks
Name: Editor
City:   Mumbai
Comments:   Apply curd to your hair, leave on for fifteen minutes, and wash off.
Name: SHalini
City:   Bartlett, IL
Comments:   Excellent tips!! Keep it up and provide some more updates as well...
Name: to kavita
City:   singapore
Comments:   just because you know the tips dont presume every single person who reads this site knows it all already. don't be so sanctimonious. many articles here are very well researched, and many of them just provide basic real and practical knowlegde. also, sometimes u need to be reminded of the same things again and again to really do something about it.
Name: Harikumar
City:   Bangalore
Comments:   Does applying Mehendi reduce the chances of new grey hair growthNULL
Name: sweets
City:   cochin
Comments:   soak fenugreek seeds(1tsp).Grind it the next day and apply.wash when it dries.This works gud on removing dandruff.
Name: honey
City:   Bangalore
Comments:   Which hair dye is good for colouring hair to black colourNULL
Name: charleen
City:   cranston
Comments:   what is curd and how do you get it. thanks charleen
Name: Anjali
City:   Canada
Comments:   Very good tips. I like using oil my hair is always shiny.
Name: sam
City:   bangalore
Comments:   i am 22 ears old iam loosing my hairs from sideways . every one are asking me about that one .i am feeling uncomfartable so please mailo me how to avoid this and to get my loosed hair back
Name: Venus
City:   Kuwait
Comments:   Curd is YOGHURT
Name: asma
City:   perth
Comments:   hello my name is asma.i like ur site, tips n articales.i can make eyebrows with thread.and i want to practice it ,i m fully confident myself.i want only a chance to do this .could u plz help me.that how can i satrt it n where can i try.
Name: yusra
City:   adelaide
Comments:   hey i jus wanna kno if colouring ur hair ur age quicker if u kno wat i mean
Name: Raj
City:   Bangalore
Comments:   Hello everyone, great site and excellent tips. Whosever efforts are behind this, Keepup the good work. I read a comment stating that this is a site for girls. Sorry for intruding. But I too have hair :)). Grey hair is my biggest problem. Would appreciate if someone could suggest a herbal hair colour which contains less chemicals. Thanks in advance.
Name: Namita
City:   New Delhi
Comments:   Very nice article with very useful tips.
Name: sharmila
City:   china
Comments:   Very good articles. It helps to lots of people. really all the tips is worthful. like curd,fenugreek seeds, egg. Thank u editor. best job.
Name: Sumeeta kathuria
City:   gurgaon
Comments:   Hi, could you please give me some more information regarding hair massage as my hair has started greying .Which oil to use regularly.
Name: asma
City:   lahore
Comments:   this is very good work keep it up and one thing to those who write bad about the site is "hey u budies if u don't like this site then don't visit and plz shut ur mouth

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