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Hairstyles for Older Women

Kashmira Lad
A woman tends to get bored with her appearance quite easily. With age, comes many responsibilities that take up a lot of time and effort in a woman's life. Are you looking for some easy ideas to give yourself a makeover and are unsure how to go about it?
The answer is simple - a new hairstyle. A hairstyle can do wonders to your personality. The right kind of style is also known to knock off some years from your face.
With a busy schedule, short styles are easy to maintain and are ideal for those busy days when you have very little time on your hands.
Short and Stylish
If you have natural curls, you can opt for a short style that enhances your curls. On the other hand, if you've straight hair, asymmetric layers is a chic idea. A cropped pixie is another very stylish choice. You can get the classic clipper cut and go in for a side parting. Jagged layers on textured short hair look very smart.
Try this:
#Short pixie
#Short curls or waves
#Classic clipper cut
#Short jagged layers

Hair Care:
-- With age, it becomes important to use products that are not full of harsh chemicals. Hence, opt for a mild shampoo.
You can wash your hair every alternate day. Avoid washing your hair on a daily basis.
-- As this style does not take too much time, you can blow dry or straighten your hair quickly, avoiding intense heat.
-- The best idea is to leave your hair to dry naturally and quickly. However, avoid combing your hair when it is wet.
Celebrity Inspirations:
~ Barbara Boxer
~ Julie Christie
~ Helen Mirren
~ Judi Dench
Neither too short nor too long, they say medium is just the right length of hair. Whether you have straight or wavy hair, opting for bangs is an instant makeover. They add a feminine touch and also make you look younger.
Balance with Medium
If you are looking for a very stylish option that will keep you fashion forward even at work, you can try the bob. For wavy hair, layers are the best option as it will add definition to the hair, whereas for straight hair, waves will add that volume.
Try this:
#Side swept bangs
#Medium bob
Hair Care:
-- Medium length hair can be washed 3 to 4 times a week. Shampooing must always be followed by conditioning using mild products.
-- If you are opting for bangs, do remember that they need regular trimming.
- It is important to use a serum in case you are going to use an iron or blow dryer to style your hair.
-- A bob also requires attention and trimming from time to time.

Celebrity Inspirations:
~ Meryl Streep
~ Diane Sawyer
~ Sharon Stone
~ Barbara Mandrell
Go Luscious with Long
If you really love your long tresses, age should not be a reason for you to reduce the length. If you are worried about the reducing volume of your hair, you can opt for beach waves which add great bounce. For curly hair, the best option is to keep your natural curls intact.
Whereas, for long straight hair, you can go in for the layered look. Ponytails have long been associated with school girls. However, today the trend is adopted by women of all age groups as it is convenient yet smart.
Try this:
#Long layers
#Beach waves
#Soft curls
Hair Care
-- It is important to remember that long hair calls for regular trims and maintenance.
-- You can wash your hair say thrice a week.
-- To style your hair, you may have to use heat styling products. Hence, make sure that you use serum in order to avoid frizz.
Let your hair dry naturally. Do not comb wet hair and make sure to use a leave-in conditioner.
-- When drying your hair, do not rub it with a towel. Instead, squeeze out the excess water and pat it dry.

Celebrity Inspirations:
~ Rita Wilson
~ Cher
~ Julianne Moore
~ Andie MacDowell
As you can see, hairstyles for older women are about rediscovering yourself while keeping up with the latest trends.