By HRHairstyles.com Editor
The type of hairstyle that you wear can make you look 10 years younger or 10 years older. Which do you prefer? Unless you are going for the older look for an upcoming film, you will probably want to go with the younger look.
There are four very important factors that can make your hairstyle look young. They are 1. Hair condition 2. Layering 3. Color and 4. Bangs.
Hair Condition: First we will discuss the hair condition. If your hair is overly dry or damaged, it will make you look older. As you age and your hair starts to turn gray, you will notice a change in the texture of your hair. Gray hair tends to be more coarse, dry and wiry. I have especially noticed this with my hair. When I was a teenager, I could just wash my hair and go. I didn't need to flat iron it (we didn's have flat irons back then) or curl it or anything. I could just let it air dry, brush it and that wasthe extent of my daily styling routine.
Well those days are long gone. My hair is mostly gray and requires what I call 'surgery' every time I shampoo/condition it. I must use quality hair care products, conditioners and styling creams, heat protectants and a little bit of wax/pomade to get my hair to behave. And of course I am totally dependent on my flat iron for amazing results.
To keep your hair in good condition it is recommended by many hair stylists that you deep condition your hair at least once a month. There are many good deep conditioners on the market. Some can be a little expensive. Good drugstore brands such as Pantene and Garnier have deep conditioners that do the job. Apply the conditioner to damp hair and leave on for up to 30 minutes. Wrap you hair in plastic to help draw in heat.
Hair Layers: Layers are the best way to help hair to lay better and be more flattering. Ask your stylist to add long layers throughout your hairstyle. The layers will also soften up harsh lines,which in turn makes you look younger. See photo left, layers help to soften the jaw line and help hair to lay smoothly.
Hair Color: Darker hair color tends to bring out the lines and wrinkles in your face. It is a harsher look. Try going one to two shades lighter for an amazing age transformation. Even adding some highlights around the face will help to brighten up your look.
Hair Bangs: The big trend now is hair bangs. Try adding some sort of bang to your style. Maybe you can go with just a few fringe pieces to soften up your look a little more. Check out Hair Bangs for more details on all the types of bangs available.
See Hairstyles Makeovers for more ideas on hairstyles that make you look young.