1_younger-looking-hair.jpgYou may already be pampering your skin and splurging on the best products for its maintenance, but are you doing the same for your hair? Believe it or not, lush and shiny locks are actually an indication of youth. If you're concerned about the current state of your tresses, here are 10 tips to heed for younger-looking hair!

1. INDULGE IN DEEP TREATMENTS
These days, you don't need to visit a salon to give your locks the pampering they deserve. Treat your tresses using the many do-it-yourself products available in the market. Some target dullness, while others treat frizz. Find the one that's ideal for you to bring back your hair's bounce and shine.

2. DON'T FORGET YOUR SCALP
It's not just the strands that deserve attention; your scalp does too! Prevent issues like dandruff and hair loss from happening with massages and treatments that moisturize and stimulate. As before, you can head to the salon for a professional fix or try your hand at home remedies.

3. BRUSH WITH CARE
Think rigorous hair brushing would result in Rapunzel-like locks? Think again! Too much brushing eventually weakens your hair, causing split ends and breakage. While you shouldn't go cold turkey on your brush, you should comb through tresses carefully and lightly. And for wet hair, stick to a wide-toothed comb that won't tear through tangles!

4. HEAT STYLE WISELY
If you absolutely can't stay away from blow-dryers and irons (and really, who can?), make sure to protect your tresses before you turn up the heat with a protective spray. According to hairstylist Nathaniel Hawkins, "It coats hair with a layer of silicone—and that's the only thing protecting your hair."

5. LET YOUR LOCKS FLOW
In the tropical heat, one instant way to cool down is by putting up your hair. But while that top knot or cheerleader ponytail may look cute, they're only going do your hair harm and lead to breakage if you tie your tresses too tightly. Let your hair down once in awhile to give them a rest.

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2_younger-looking-hair.jpg6. COMBAT THINNING HAIR
Ah, the dreaded bald spot! It's not just men who suffer from this affliction; women do too. What to do? One, reach for a thickening shampoo and conditioner with ingredients like oat protein and vitamin B5 to beef up sparse strands. Two, pay attention to how you style your hair. "I tell my clients with thinning hair to avoid heat, over-styling, and tight ponytails whenever possible. The constant pull weakens the hair follicle," shares hairstylist Thom Priano. Still not satisfied? Seek out professional help!

7. FIND THE 'DO THAT SUITS YOU
There's no reason why hairstyle experimenting should stop once you reach a certain age. Instead, hairstylist Marc Anthony advises that you select the style that best accentuates your features. Consult your trusted hairdresser for flattering cuts that will draw the eyes away from the area of your face where most aging shows.

8. GET COLOR HAPPY
It's not just the young ones who can play around with hair color. According to hairstylist Mario Russo, it's actually flattering to go for varied tones and highlights. Lightening the strands around your face, in particular, lends youthfulness and adds dimension.

9. WATCH WHAT YOU EAT
You already know the good things a balanced diet can do to the body. But eat right, and your hair will also reap the benefits! Celebrity stylist Sherri Jessi suggests a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids (found in tuna and broccoli) for healthy hair and scalp. You should also consume lean meats for protein and dark green veggies for vitamins A and C to combat hair loss, and low-fat dairy which has calcium that encourages hair growth.

10. TAKE VITAMINS
Aside from a healthy food consumption, taking certain vitamins will help result in healthy, shiny hair. Dr. Melissa Piliang recommends the following: zinc and iron, which both help with hair growth; B-complex vitamins to bring back shine and thickness; and vitamin D for hair follicle cycling.

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