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  1. Review of Power Dry Me – can you reduce the time it takes to dry your hair by half?

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon Far from slowing down, my life in my 50s seems to have speeded up. I have days when I feel as though I am living on roller skates, I fit so much in! I have long hair, although its not that thick. I used to get away with washing it every other day, but now that video zoom calls have taken over from phone calls , I feel the pressure to be ‘camera ready’ every day, which in my case means washing my hair pretty well daily. Any time saved is a bonus for me. I tried Power Dry Me, which claims to reduce the time it takes to dry your hair by 50%.  I timed how long it took me...
  2. What are the benefits of a silk pillowcase?

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon   I was introduced to silk pillowcases nearly a decade ago, primarily for the benefits it brings to haircare, but it also offers significant benefits to mature skin. A traditional pillowcase can create ‘drag’- both for hair and skin. If you sleep on your side, as you move during the night, friction is created as your face moves across the pillowcase surface, created sleep creases and over time, wrinkles. With a silk pillowcase, the smooth texture helps the skin to glide over the surface and also retain moisture and helps to reduce puffiness. Less friction so less tangling and breakage As we get older, our hair tends to become drier and more brittle. Again , sleeping on a traditional cotton...
  3. Our Guide To Beating Hairloss After 50

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    Our Guide To Beating Hairloss After 50 As we age, our hair can become more and more delicate, with easy breakage, fading colour and more. While the signs of ageing can’t be avoided, there are things you can do to help slow or solve them and hair loss is one of the easiest of them all. From adjusting your styling routine to opting for hair transplants if you are unhappy with your hair density, we’re taking a look at how you can beat hair loss after the big 5-0. Hair Loss Over 50 Unfortunately, losing hair is something that many of us will have to come to terms with as we grow older. While in some cases, baldness is hereditary and in others, it’s simply a result...
  4. Tips for looking after grey hair

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon with tips from Anabel Kingsley It’s a growing trend to stop colouring hair and letting the grey hair shine through. Social media is awash with images of celebrities and real women proudly showing their grey locks.   How attitudes have changed. I can remember my own mother handing me a pair of tweezers while she sat at her dressing table and instructing me to pluck out any grey hairs (she started to go grey in her mid to late 30s). This was done weekly. When the plucking became more severe and she realised that she was in danger of going bald – such was my enthusiasm to complete my task, she started to colour – only recently as...
  5. Time Bomb Mass Appeal Hair Thickening Supplement Review

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Thinning hair can be a problem for many once we reach our 50s, but I have found that many of the hair thickening products on the market have a tendency to either dry the hair out,  or weight the hair down. I am a long time fan of the Time Bomb haircare range, particularly the shampoo,  and loved this new product in their range. My hair is fine, and very curly- add our fabulous heatwave this summer into the mix, and I was fully expecting to be wandering round looking like some mad aunt let loose from the attic. Thank goodness this product worked for me. The product’s official description: ‘Instantly adds thickness, body and volume. Mass Appeal Hair Thickening Supplement plumps up each hair strand, adding fullness and...
  6. Product Review: John Frieda’s Sheer Blonde Hi-Impact Vibrancy Oil Elixir

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    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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
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