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12 Best Anti-Aging Hair Products of 2022, According to Stylists

Most people are willing to spend big bucks updating their skincare routines with the latest anti-aging products that address new issues that develop over time, such as fine lines, wrinkles and brown spots. While that’s great (and taking care of your skin is a worthwhile long-term investment), what about your hair?

Just like skin, your hair ages with you. Hair requires targeted and intentional care to maintain its appearance and well-being.

“Your hair, nails and skin are made up of the same components, but when you think of anti-aging, all you think of is skin. We don’t think your hair goes hand in hand with that,” said explained hairstylist Courtney Foster. .

How to Manage Graying Hair, According to Stylists

Stylists agree that as we age, hair tends to lose shine, elasticity and volume. Before buying every product on the shelf that solves these problems, however, you might want to look inward first.

For starters, Salon 120 West hairstylist Kasey Bertucci recommends making sure you’re drinking enough water each day (just over 11 cups, according to the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine). You should also prioritize getting enough sleep — between seven and nine hours each night, according to the National Sleep Foundation — to reduce stress-induced hair loss.

Rita Sanders, owner and stylist of Tousled Hair Salon in Jersey City, New Jersey, says a smart way to stay ahead of graying hair is to make sure you have proper nighttime care. for your hair as you would for your skin. An easy way to do it? Satin pillowcases!

“When you sleep, the friction of tossing and turning [doesn’t] getting knotted, tangled or dried out from products you may have used earlier in the day,” Sanders told Shop TODAY.

Another culprit for damaged hair? Shampoo too often. “Think about how often you wash your hair,” Bertucci said. “If you wash or brush it excessively, you risk losing too much hair.”

Amy Abramite, creative director, salon educator and stylist at Maxine Salon, advises shampooing “as often as needed” and doing what makes sense for your scalp and hair. Specifically, you’ll want to use products designed to work with your hair type and free of harmful ingredients like silicones and waxes because they cause buildup instead of removing it.

Finally, all the stylists insisted on the importance of taking care of your scalp as well as the rest of your head. “If your scalp is healthy, then your hair is healthy,” Foster said.

The Best Anti-Aging Hair Products, According to Stylists

Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo

Alterna is one of Foster’s favorites for mature haircare because the brand’s philosophy is that just as your skin ages, so does your hair. She especially loves that it’s made with vitamins A and C, which help target the natural signs of aging like frailty and moisture loss.

“If I have a client who is looking for [an anti-aging treatment]that’s one of the things I offer,” she said. She also recommends the matching conditioner to complete the set.

Kérastase Initialiste

Abramite loved this scalp and hair serum from Kérastase. “It will plump hair, reduce breakage, and make hair softer, shinier, and thicker,” she told us.

While most serums tend to be associated with oilier formulas, Abramite pointed out that this serum is non-greasy and has a smoother, milkier consistency. She recommends using this product on stressed or receding areas of your hair and continuing with your regular styling process, ending with a little heat.

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

New York-based hairstylist Jasmine Burnside called this Oribe texturizing spray one of her favorites for giving the appearance of fuller hair. “I feel like it really gives a lot of grain and texture where you can actually feel it in the hair,” she said.

L’anza Keratin Healing Oil Shine Shampoo

Another Foster favorite is the L’anza Keratin Healing Oil Shampoo and Conditioner. “It’s like luxury,” she said.

Foster loved its wonderful scent and noted that these products have a keratin base, which gives our natural hair bounce, body and shine. It’s also designed to cleanse hair while leaving it silky soft, while protecting your color.

Surface Hair Awakening Therapeutic Treatment

This hair treatment line is another personal favorite from Bertucci. The line is designed to stimulate the growth of new hair, thanks to stimulating ingredients like mint, capsicum and botanical extracts. Apply it to the scalp twice a day and massage it in for maximum benefits, according to the brand’s instructions.

Bumble and Bumble Hair Thickening Spray

This Bumble and Bumble pre-styling spray is a Burnside favorite. Apply to damp, clean hair and follow with your favorite hair tools for the look of extra volume.

Banyan Botanicals Organic Sesame Oil

If you want to boost shine, Sanders recommends looking for a lighter serum that will sit on the hair, like this sesame oil. “[Sesame oil] is a sealing oil that will apply to the hair and give it a very beautiful shine,” she explained.

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R+Co Skyline Dry Shampoo Powder

For a lightweight product, Burnside calls this dry shampoo powder a personal favorite. She describes it as “not as gritty as a texturizing spray” but good for absorbing excess oil and sebum. “It really refreshes second-day or post-workout hair,” she said.

Oribe Swept Up Volume Powder

“It gives you instant lift and grip from the roots so you can spray it at your roots or ends as you wish to really, really puff it up and give your hair lots of volume,” says Burnside about this Oribe volumizer. The spray application also helps reduce the mess typical of a hair powder.

Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector

“The Olaplex line is very good for the dullness issue and if you’re having issues with brittleness or breakage, just make sure it really puts the protein back into your hair,” Bertucci told us.

She specifically recommends this Olaplex repair treatment, which is designed to not only treat the damage in your hair, but also restore its healthy look and texture.

Kérastase Densifique Bain Densite Shampoo

Abramite recommends pairing Kérastase’s Initialiste serum with the brand’s Densifique shampoo and conditioner. She loves this duo because it helps prevent breakage and will deeply cleanse your hair while removing buildup.

Kérastase Densifique Body Mousse

Most mousses have a reputation for being sticky and weighing hair down, but Abramite loves this one from Kérastase because it does the exact opposite. She calls this product a “softer mousse you don’t have to worry about” in terms of stressing your hair or getting sticky or crunchy.

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