20 Haircare Tools That Are Great For Women Over 50
Every woman should invest in her 'do with these 20 essential hair care tools.
Shopping for the right hair care tools can certainly be an overwhelming feat for any woman. There are brushes and combs, flat irons and curling irons, hair dryers and hair rollers, and so much more. As we get older though, and our hair needs change, we have even more to consider before purchasing our hair tools. Some of us may have hair that’s been damaged by years or even decades of grocery-store hair dye, perms and relaxation treatments, swimming in chlorinated pools, or sunning at the beach. Others might be battling thinning hair or even more intense hair loss from various types of alopecia, stressful times, vitamin deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, intense and rapid weight loss, and other health considerations. This is why it’s so important to seek out the proper hair care tools that are great for women over 50.
For example, you aren’t going to want to purchase a cheap flat iron that can quickly leave your tresses feeling dry, limp, and brittle. You want to choose one that will be gentle while still doing its job in making your hair look celebrity-level fabulous. You also aren’t going to want to skimp on any old hairdryer. You might want to choose something with both hot and cold settings, so as to dry your hair without causing frizz or other unpleasant side effects. And while you may have once settled for whatever inexpensive brush or comb you could find, you’ll now want to make sure to get tools that won’t pull on your potentially more fragile hair. After 50, you’re simply going to want to take better care of your hair — and that means investing a little more for higher-quality products that are sure to keep you looking your best. But don’t worry: we’ve got you covered with some of the top hair care tools. Simply read through this list and then bookmark this page to make your next shopping trip a breeze.
If your hair currently leans on the damaged or thinning end, you’re going to want to purchase a brush that won’t easily pull or break your hair. Cue the Mason Pearson Sensitive Boar Bristle Brush — a handy tool that will allow you to get the knots out of your mane with ease and grace. Brushes with synthetic bristles can often tug at hair that might already be weak, causing you to lose more up top. Board bristles, however, are great at keeping your hairstyle looking and feeling smooth without those issues.
Whether you have curly hair or straight hair, wavy or fine hair, a detangling comb is always a worthwhile investment. This simple hair care tool can get rid of any and all tangles in your mane with minimal fuss. That means less hair falling out and onto your carpet — an issue that often gets worse over time. Plus, this comb is cheap so you can save your pennies for some of the pricier tools you may need.
Straightening out your hair sure can be a pain, but it becomes even more of one the older we get. You’re going to want a hair care tool that smooths out fly-aways and gives you the sleek look you desire without causing unpleasant and unnecessary hand cramps. Fortunately, the Croc Classic Flat Iron is just the item you want as it offers one-pass styling, meaning you can get your locks on lock faster than ever before.
Drying your tresses can leave your hair looking utterly frizzed out and your hands and arms all kinds of worn out. You’re going to want a quality hair dryer that looks out for your mane, like this stylish one by Revlon. With ionic technology and a ceramic coating, you’ll get to enjoy a level of volume you might not have seen since you partied in the '80s. No more having to handle a round-brush in one hand and a clunky dryer in the next with this combined-feature hair care tool.
Thinning hair can cause your hairstyle to always look flat, which is why so many women over 50 still look to tools like curling irons for a boost. But if your hair is also quite damaged, you’re going to want to find the most gentle way possible to add a little volume to your crown. These Hot Tools Thermal Velcro Rollers get the job done right, done cheaply, and done without pulling out any more of your much-needed strands.
Whether you’re looking to go for a short, wavy bob or you enjoy a longer, continuous wave look, the Bed Head A Wave We Go Adjustable Deep Waver is just the device to achieve these and other styles. For those who are still dealing with frizz, reviews of this product state it will help reduce that while still giving you more well-defined waves. This is a top-notch product for giving your thinner hair a boost—just make sure to add some holding product to complete the look.
We’ve all been burned by a faulty curling iron at one point or other. You won’t, however, get burned by the Chi Volcanic Lava Ceramic Pro Spin and Curl, which draws hair into it and then curls your hair without causing damage. You’ll also find different temperature settings based on your hair texture, which is a wonderful feature that keeps our diverse needs in mind. Oh, and the heat up times are also extremely short so it can get your looking fab and on your way within minutes.
Ladies, let’s be real: We’ve all wanted to cut our own hair at one time or other. And hell, maybe some of us have at one point. It’s usually not advisable unless we’re professionals of course, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be prepared for when we might need a speedy snip. For quick fixes like trimming bangs, you’re going to want to keep a set of solid hair cutting shears in your beauty tool box—and the Tweezerman Professional Styling Shears are exactly the ones you want.
One of the biggest complaints myself and countless other women have when dealing with hair dryers is just how darn noisy they can be. And if you’re like me and spent one too many years hanging out by giant concert speakers, noise can be an issue. That said, we’ve got options and one of them is this Bio Ionic iDry Whisper Light Nano-Ionic Pro-Dryer. While it might not exactly be a whisper, this hair dryer is among the quietest models out there—perfect for your hair and your ears.
Have you ever heard of product build-up? Over time, your scalp (and therefore your hair follicles) can get clogged up thanks to everything from shampoos to mousse, conditioners to hairspray. The Pramasana Exfoliating Scalp Brush is a hair care tool geared specifically toward eliminating this build up (which can cause things like too much shedding). It’s a quality product with your scalp in mind (and really, how often do we consider our scalp in our hair care routine?)
Bet you’ve never even thought about getting a tool to clean your brushes, have you? But think about all the times you use your hair brushes, and how gunky they can start looking after a while. This is especially the case if you tend to use other hair products frequently or happen to have dandruff. Pick up one of these handy Olivia Brush Cleaners to keep your beloved hair brushes in tip-top shape (which will keep your hair looking gorgeous all at once).
Another high-quality styling iron we’ve found to help you get your hair style looking just right is this HAI Beauty Concepts Gold Convertible Styling Iron. Featuring infrared energy and an ionic mineral complex, this fabulous iron can offer you a flat-iron experience that still manages to lock in moisture to keep your mature mane looking healthy and beautiful. Plus, it can be used both to flat iron or curl your locks, making it a solid hair care tool option.
Some of us may decide to invest in some hair extensions to give our look a little boost. When that’s the case, you might also want to purchase a brush that works well for your extensions, such as this Wet Brush Original. While it works best for dames with thicker hair, it’s still gentle enough to use on thinner hair as well. Use while your hair is wet or dry and see for yourself how it keeps you looking fly.
Who couldn’t use a little massage while they brush? With the innovative Olivia Garden Finger Brush, you’ll get to enjoy a light touch from your brush (perfect for those out there with especially fragile hair) that will also gently massage your scalp (and who couldn’t use one of those?) This handy hair care tool can be used on wet or dry hair, with or without the added help from your hair dryer.
While teasing your hair is often frowned upon due to its ability to break or otherwise damage your crowning glory, there are still ways to make it happen with few to zero consequences. This Drybar Texas Teasing Brush is just the hair care tool you need to make it all happen. Equipped with both boar and nylon bristles, this teasing brush is firm enough for teasing but not so firm it hurts your mane. You’ll certainly want this one in your hair care arsenal.
Less bulky than your average hair dryer, and created by a trusted brand, this Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is fantastic whether you’ve got tight curls or sleek, straight hair. This particular hair care tool is perfect for protecting your tresses from unnecessary heat damage, and is also one of the quieter models on the market. Make sure to use the smoothing nozzle or any of the other magnetic attachments to perfect your look—you won’t regret it.
Perhaps after years of constant hair drying with various machines has you exhausted. Or maybe conditions like arthritis have left you with a bit less dexterity and mobility than you’d like. We get that. That’s why you can always find another hair care tool to help you get your mane dry and quickly. Just put this Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Turban on right after a shower and allow it to dry your hair for you. Reviews state that it cuts down on frizz and on air-drying time, and even keeps your color looking fresher.
Who would have ever thought that one of your best hair care tools could be found right in your shower head? Listen up: If you live in a place where you normally want to filter your tap water, chances are you’re going to want to invest in the T3 Source Showerhead. Why? It will help keep free chlorine in your shower water to a minimum, which can help your hair look brighter and less frizzy (there are even benefits for your skin!).
If you’re wanting to keep your curls looking sharp, you can’t really go wrong with this Bio Ionic Long Barrel Styler Pro Curling Iron. This heavily lauded device will keep your curls bouncing beautifully, without damaging your ‘do (so important if you’ve chemically treated your hair over the years). Reviews state that this particular iron can even add some shine to your hair, so you can rock your curls in a brilliant silver, white, or any other color.
No matter what your hair is naturally like, you can always take it to the next level with the GHC Nocturne Air Professional Performance Hairdryer. Variable heat settings (including a cool mode) will help you define your do without compromising its integrity. That is to say, you’re going to look amazing. It has won numerous awards due to its ease of use and its ability to keep fly-aways at bay, for a smooth and sophisticated finish. It may be more of an investment, but if you aren’t investing in yourself after 50, when will you begin? Pamper yourself and and your hair to a quality hair care tool to keep you looking marvelous.
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