The Hair Diaries: How to Restore Your Crowning Glory

One day not that long ago I was having a really bad hair day, I know we all have them when no amount of brushing, combing, curling or styling will get our locks to look good. In this particular instance I would have settled for just better than bad, however it was not meant to be and I ended up putting my hair in a ponytail which affected my entire day, as I was really not in a ponytail mood.

The next day with my hair freshly washed and conditioned I was ready for a new outlook on life and what do you think happened ANOTHER bad hair day! Now I am starting to question the root (pardon the pun) of these increasingly often issues with my hair, is it too much  styling product , too much heat from my blow-dryer or any of the other tools I use or could it be blamed on climate change?

The only way I was going to find out was to start a journal and write down everything I use, how my hair looks and feels and get to the bottom of this problem. I always thought I was good about taking care of my hair. I use the appropriate shampoo and conditioner for my hair type , I mask my hair weekly if needed and go to my hair salon on a regular basis ( very regular , as in every 5 weeks) to get my highlights done and split ends removed. The next time I was at my salon I told my colorist about my issues and she told me it could be MY AGE!

As I thought about what my colorist told me, and yes I am still going to her, I realized she was probably right. I am over a certain age and the problems I am having can be related to age but the good news is these problems can also be fixed. Looking after “Older Hair” is much easier now as anti-aging products are made for hair as well as skin and dedicated to restoring your crowning glory to its youthful best.

How does hair change as you get older and what do you need to look for? Well genetics does play a role in how your hair changes and at what rate and what age, but typically hair becomes slightly thinner and finer in texture, hair also loses water as we age so our hair will begin to look a little duller or dehydrated.

I researched the products, read as many reviews as I could get my hands on and spoke to my co-workers who know a thing or two in the beauty biz. The products I have been using now for a little over 2 months have made a huge difference in my hair and my self-esteem.

Phytophanere Dietary Supplement-These supplements infused with vitamin B, C & E are used for hair, nails and skin and they WORK! They not only have boosted the shine factor in my hair but my hair has grown over ½ inch in the short time I have been taking them . I am not really one to take vitamins on a regular basis even though I know I should but these supplements are fantastic!

Phytolisse Perfect Smoothing Shampoo-This shampoo is very hydrating to my hair and works really well with heat styling products, even helps speed up the straightening process and my hair feels really silky afterwards.

Phytomist Instant Hydrating Conditioner-I love this product because it boosts radiance, protects color and instantly detangles the hair with its lightweight, mist-on formula.

Phytovolume Actif Volumizer Spray-This root lifting spray is formulated with keratin amino acids which help add volume at the roots but does not dry your hair out. It is perfect to add volume to thinning or fine hair and yet still looks natural when you are done.

Phytodefrisant Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm-I use this product last to smooth down any flyaway strands as it moisturizes, softens and protects your hair while keeping away any frizz that may want to pop up unexpected.

Phyto is a haircare brand that has been around for 50 years and is made with all natural botanical ingredients, this brand was green before green was a trend. When I was researching brands to fit my specific needs I was amazed at how many celebrities are followers of Phyto from Halle Berry, Cameron Diaz, Heather Locklear, Sandra Bullock, Salma Hayek and even Leonardo DiCaprio, the list goes on and on. I am a big fan of this brand and as I continue to use Phyto no one will ever know my hair is aging.


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