You don’t have to admit it out loud, but the truth is that every woman wants to look as young as possible. I know that I am no exception. We all keep on searching for different beauty routines to achieve a fresh and healthy appearance.
And while taking care of your weight and skin is extremely important, there is one thing you’re missing: you can never look younger as long as you’re struggling with hair woes. Luckily, there are some hair hacks to make you look younger than ever. Let’s check them out.
10 Hair Hacks To Look Younger
If you follow the following tips and tricks, I can promise you one thing: you’ll never have a bad hair day in your life!
1. Refresh the color
Once you decide to change your natural hair color, you have to get regular touch-ups. Yes, darker grown-out roots on lighter hair might be a trend now, but we both know that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about messy-looking locks or washed-out hair color nobody is attracted to.
If you want to look younger, you have to maintain your color. If you have highlights, or balayage, I am sorry to tell you, but you’ll have to get a color retouch at the saloon. On the other hand, if you just need a root retouch, maybe something can be done with a box-dye at home.
2. Trendy hair accessories
Stacked clips, claw clips, hair bands, scrunchies, statement clips… they’ve all made a big return to the fashion scene in the last couple of years. So, what’s stopping you from hopping into that trend?
Hair accessories will make you look younger but that’s not all. They have the power to transform a dull hairstyle into an exciting one. It’s time to say goodbye too all of those tried-and-true hairdos and spice up your hair game.
Remember: a single hair accessory can change your entire look: it will make you look carefree, spontaneous and easy-going. And that’s the impression you want to leave, isn’t it?
2. Take care of your hair
Here’s the tough truth: you can never look younger with damaged hair. Tangled tresses, dry and lifeless locks will make your hair look lifeless and boring. Of course, you’ll end up looking older, or even like a slob.
It’s actually pretty simple: you have to put in some effort if you want your hair to look thicker and healthier. The first step is finding a skilled hairstylist. Instead of going to a different hair salon every week, get yourself a professional who will get to know your hair and who will give you genuine advice.
But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t keep an eye on your tresses in between appointments. Learn how to make DIY hair masks, don’t use too much heat, and be careful about the way you brush your hair.
3. Chop it off
Many women make the same mistake: they associate longer hair with youth. However, every expert will tell you that the truth is actually the other way around. Keeping your locks too long and too straight actually make you look way older.
Long hairstyles are usually boring and lack movement. Therefore, they draw all the attention to the imperfections on your face, which usually include wrinkles or troubled complexion.
If this is not reason enough to chop off your hair, keep in mind that long hair usually looks a lot thinner and more damaged. And let’s face it, after a certain age, we are all starting to lose our hair’s thickness.
On the other hand, shorter hairstyles should be your top pick if you want to bring life and health back to your hair!
4. Try bangs
Instead of getting Botox for those forehead wrinkles, I have a healthier and a cheaper solution: bangs. Of course, this haircut has other advantages: it frames your face, accentuates your beautiful features and makes you look younger.
The only important thing here is to pick the right type of bangs, according to your face shape. If you have a round face, go for curtain or side bangs. Long, layered bangs pair the best with long faces, while baby or wispy bangs are the most flattering for a heart-shaped face. When it comes to oval face, blunt or medium-length bangs should be your top pick.
5. Layered hair is thicker hair
Are you struggling with thinning hair? Worry not because you’re not alone: almost all women start dealing with this issue after a certain time. However, there is a solution for that.
You have to choose haircuts that will make your hair look thicker, and in most cases, layered styles are the best for the job. This way, you get body and movement, together with the illusion of volume and depth. Pair this cut with a set of highlights and you’re good to go.
6. Get an edgy haircut
You’re trying your best to look professional and respectable. But who says that you are not allowed to express your individuality while doing all of that?
One of the ways to stand out of the crowd while looking younger than ever is getting an edgy haircut.
Don’t get me wrong: you don’t have to go edgy all the way to achieve this effect. There are subtler hairstyles that will do the trick, such as an asymmetrical pixie or bob cut.
7. Don’t be scared of funky colors
If you’re feeling brave, add some funky hair colors to transform your boring cut. If you’re looking for a sign to get out of your comfort zone and start experimenting with your hair, this is it. Don’t let the world tell you that you’ve passed an age when vivid hair was acceptable. Remember: this is your life!
You don’t have to go all the way in right away. If you’re anxious about this change, don’t pick rainbow colors on your first try. Instead, start with some pastel shades and see where the experiment takes you.
At the end of the day, if you don’t end up liking it, the color will wash out soon enough. At least, you’ll know you’ve had some fun.
8. Casual hairstyles
Updos and elegant hairstyles are for special occasions, not for every day. If you keep on wearing classy buns, or fancy rolls, you’re giving the wrong impression. Whether you like to hear it or not, these hairstyles make you look more serious and end up aging you.
That is why you should turn to more casual, relaxed hairstyles. Instead of an elegant French roll, choose a messy bun if you want to keep your hair off your face.
Instead of straight haircuts, go for choppy ones to get a more youthful appearance.
9. Gray hair is not old hair
Is it possible to have gray hair and still look younger? Absolutely yes. However, having a trendy gray hairstyle doesn’t mean just letting your natural grays grow out. In fact, there is much more to it.
If all of your locks are gray, invest in a silver shampoo. Using a color depositing gloss is also a good idea.
But what if you’re transitioning to gray? In that case, add some highlights, or just dye your entire hair to icy blonde or silver.
10. Adjust the trends to your taste
A perm, contrast highlights, a feathered cut… continue the list. What all of these hairstyles have in common? Well, isn’t it obvious? They’re all outdated. That means that you should leave them in the past where they belong.
But wait, does this mean that you must follow all hair trends blindly, no matter if you like them or not? Absolutely not! Instead, you should adjust the fashion to your taste and find the middle ground.
So if you want curly hair, go with heatless, more relaxed curls instead of a perm. Replace feathered chop with a layered cut. Let balayage take the place of contrast highlights. This way, you’ll get a more fashionable appearance while staying true to yourself.
Frequently Asked Questions
What hair color makes you look younger?
What you need are hair colors which will give you brightness and warmth. Avoid darker colors, and instead choose honey blonde, caramel blonde or lighter shades of brown. This way, you’ll draw attention away from your wrinkles.
Does shorter hair make you look younger?
Yes, most shorter hairstyles will make you look younger. But I’m not talking about low maintenance pixie cuts here only. Don’t forget that you can still look feminine with shorter hair, and that includes bob cuts or shoulder-length cuts, as well.
But what matters the most is that shorter hair is less damaged hair. It looks healthier and therefore, helps you look younger.
What hairstyles make you look older?
Too formal hairstyles will definitely make you look older and more serious. The same goes with damaged or limp hair without any volume. Too long and too straight hair will make your face look longer and older, while too flat hair makes your tresses look even thinner.
- Chop it off!
- Cherish your hair
- Be aware of hair trends
- Refresh that color
- A skilled hairstylist is a must