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Fabafterfifty: Hair

  1. Product Review: John Frieda’s Sheer Blonde Hi-Impact Vibrancy Oil Elixir

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    Review John Frieda's sheer blonde oil elixir
    Review by Ceri Wheeldon I always know if I have been using products that are good for my hair by my hairdresser’s reaction . I only go to my hairdresser every 8-10 weeks so there is plenty of time for anything new that I try to have an impact on my hair. My hair is naturally incredibly curly – and prone to frizz – especially in humid weather.  And I do still wear my hair long – with no plans to have it cut shorter just because I’m over 50!  I have been using John Frieda’s Sheer Blonde Hi-Impact Vibrancy Oil Elixir since my last visit, and yesterday at my hair appointment my hairdresser commented on the condition and the shine – he thought he had never seen...
  2. Review of Ogario London Styling Mist for Natural Hold and Volume. Tried and tested

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon When it comes to styling my hair, which is incredibly difficult to manage being very fine with a lot of natural curl, I have always relied on my trusted firm hold volumising mousse – it would take a lot to have me even think about changing to anything else. I posted  a review of  the Ogario hair mask  some time ago, and so when Ogario contacted me suggesting I might like their new styling mist, I said yes, but with some scepticism as to whether it work for me. I was pleasantly surprised. It comes in quite a small bottle (compared to my trusted mousse) and when I read that only 3 pumps of the mist were needed I have to confess to using considerably more the...
  3. Hair: Do You Fancy Staying Natural?

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    Article by Tabitha James Kraan Organic Hairdresser, and all round Hair Guru, Tabitha James-Kraan gives Fab After Fifty her thoughts on staying Natural There has been so much media coverage recently about Grey Hair and it’s pros and cons, but here at Tabitha James Kraan we believe you should be able to have whatever colour hair you’d like. If you’re gradually maturing your look, why not embrace the grey, but if you’d like to add a bit of glorious technicolour to your barnet, then there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that either! There are some great ways you can enhance your natural tones but the most fundamental of them all is simple: treat your hair as naturally as you can. Clever Colouring Since the 1950s the percentage of...
  4. Top Tips for Styling Hair Over 50

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    Article by Lady T Whether it’s a sleek up-do, or letting those locks loose Lady T, Aka Therese provides her top tips for styling hair through the ages. “I love a signature style, and I’m a fierce admirer of women like Charlotte Rampling or Helen Mirren who adapt their make- up and hairstyles as they age and have looked sexy and cool over the decades. The fear of looking like mutton dressed as lamb is part of the reason many of us succumb to the cut. We have a deep -seated terror of coming across as if we’re desperately hanging onto our youth. But there is no set age at which we should cut our tresses any more than there is a fixed point to retire our high heels. Feeling fabulous...
  5. Top Anti-ageing hair care tips from celebrity stylist Nicky Clarke

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    Tips from celebrity stylist Nicky Clarke Below are some anti-ageing tips from Nicky Clarke who will be giving makeover tips at The Anti-Ageing Health and Beauty Show (see show details and reader offer below) and demonstrating how to style and care for your hair to help you look fantastic. Anti-aging Hair Care As you get older you will find that your hair starts to become naturally thin. Using a volumising product such as the Nicky Clarke Hair Raising when the hair is 90% dry and style as usual to give the hair a lift and more structure. Over-washing aging hair can strip away the lipids which boost shine and prevent breakage. This is often problematic as after menopause many people find that their scalps lipid count starts to drop. This is why it is so important...
  6. Product Review : Color Wow Root Cover – colour grey roots in less than a minute

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon One of the most frequently asked questions about hair from readers is how to cover grey roots effectively in between regular visits to the hairdresser. There is a fabulously quick and easy way to solve the problem. Color Wow looks like a giant eye shadow, but is in fact a powder developed to cover hair roots. Not just for covering grey – there is also a version for covering darker roots for blondes.  When the hair is dry, you simply brush the powder along the parting with the flat brush provided and the roots are covered until you wash it out. I have tried hair ‘mascaras’ in the past, but colour wow was far easier to use – and less messy! Color Wow Root Cover comes in a variety of shades...
  7. Video: What causes hair loss in women and what are the treatment options?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Hair loss is mostly associated with men, but it is a condition increasingly suffered by women, althoughly rarely discussed, especially women over 50. I asked trichologist Sara Allison, who specialises in female hair loss, to talk us through the reasons why some women lose their hair, and treatment options, including lifestyle and changes in nutrition that we can make to ensure optimum hair health in our 50s and beyond. Video: Interview with trichologist Sara Allison to discuss female hair loss   In this video interview we cover: What are the main causes of hair loss? How can you maximise the condition of your hair? At what age do women typically notice hair loss? How much hair loss is considered normal and at what point should women see someone/take action. Should you...
  8. How going grey helped Kama find her inner confidence. How will you find yours?

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    Article by Kama Frankling Where was my confidence hiding for all of those years? Last year I finally found my true confidence. It had been hiding for years and even though I had searched and searched, it was never to be found. Then I found it quite unexpectedly, and I will admit it was not at all where I expected to find it. It had been hiding all that time waiting for me, but I needed to do one last thing before it would show itself. I needed to stop colouring my hair. You see I found my confidence in my grey hair. Don’t worry I am not saying you have to stop colouring your hair to find confidence. What I...
  9. Andrew Barton answers your hair questions so you can have fabulous hair over 50

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    Q&A with Andrew Barton What’s the best way to tackle newly greying hair? We put your hair questions  to celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barton. It seems that working out how best to manage greying hair was high on many lists for women in their 50s. Andrew offers his tips to solve your hair problems. Q. How to deal with patchy grey without endless root retouching? A. Much of the success of covering grey hair is choosing the right colour and it’s true to say that lighter colours are often easier to maintain as the re growth of new hair doesn’t show as quickly. At my Covent Garden Salon we use a new generation of hair colour by Redken that gives an iridescent effect to hair colour resulting in less demarcation line...
  10. Product Review: Ogario London’s Restore and Shine Hair Masque tried and tested

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon I am always looking for products that can tame my hair- which being incredibly curly, has a mind of its own- and has a tendency towards being dry – especially at the ends. I have noticed taht my hair has become drier and coarser in my 50s. I was thrilled to come across Ogario London’s Restore and Shine Hair Masque which I shall now think of as my ‘rescue remedy’ on bad hair days. My hair was particularly lacklustre following a flu bug and needed more help than my everyday conditioners could offer. The masque itself has a...
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