Women spend thousands of pounds over the course of their lifetime on lotions and potions that claim to anti-age their skin.
But one celebrity hairstylist is preaching about the benefits of taking the same care of your hair, too.
Jen Atkin, who is the Kardashian family’s resident hairstylist, and works with the Hadid sisters, Chrissy Teigen and Kaia Gerber, shared ways you can age-proof your hair with Harper’s Bazaar – and says they’ll help keep locks luscious for years to come.
The Kardashians’ most trusted hairdresser, Jen Atkin, has shared her unlikely tips for age-proofing your hair – and says they’ll keep them youthful and luscious in the long-run
Use UV protection on locks
Dermatologists cite using UV protection as the most crucial step in any skincare regime but did you know you should protect your locks from rays, too?
Indeed, Jen cites not protecting hair from heat or sun damage as the biggest mistake she sees people making.
The celebrity coiffure says always suggests using a UV protectant on the hair to protect colour from fading or environmental damage.
Use internal remedies as well as external ones
Jen says she ‘really strongly’ believes that you won’t see any changes in your hair simply by adopting external remedies.
Instead, she recommends taking supplements that are full of biotin or fish oil pills. Jen said she spent so long sending her clients to the health store to get these supplements that she developed her own called the Ouai Thinning Hair Supplements, £26.
‘The formula includes ashwagandha extract which is great at reducing stress levels (a major contributor to hair loss), and niacin to help prevent blockage of cholesterol at the pores,’ she said of the potent pills.
Jen is the Kardashian family’s resident hairstylist and flies all over the world with Kim, left, and Khloe, right. She also works with the Hadid sisters, Chrissy Teigen and Kaia Gerber
Use pear oil
You may not have heard of it but Jen highly recommends pear oil for its nutrient-boosting credentials.
She recommends the Christophe Robin balm, which contains the curious oil and nourishes hair.
It’s also great for styling different hair types, helping tame frizzy locks and redefining curls.