7 General Things Older Women Should Know About Their Natural Hair

Fotor1103213351This post is for my sassy silver foxes; the women that email us and say “hey what about women of a certain age?, do you have any tips for us” If you are over 50 then you have probably lived a pretty eclectic life; you are probably the woman we could sit and talk to for hours because your experience is absolutely priceless.

When you are a woman of a certain age, you might decide, oh what they hell, I’m going to just let this gray hair shine through, I am much too busy for the fuss.

We have realized that the way our moms or grandmothers think about their natural hair is much different from our daughters at 17 or even us at 30. We also know that they way they approach hair care and styling might be much different as well.

So we thought about some of the questions an older lady might have about her natural hair, you know some of the things we think is perfectly fine as you get older and some of the things you shouldn’t even worry about.

The goal is to still have fun even at your age, so here are 10 things and older woman should know about her natural hair:

1. Embrace your natural hair texture

Ladies, if you have been relaxing most of your life we can understand it being part of your life but when you get to a certain age, embracing your natural hair is probably a great if not needed chapter.


We do not know for sure but your hair might feel finer than it used to, you probably can’t even deal with the stress of relaxing on a schedule, now is the time to see what your hair can really do by getting to know the texture of your hair and fully embracing it. Embracing your texture might be the best thing you could ever do especially if you want more of a minimalist lifestyle.

2. You can get highlights

Girl, highlights are not just for 18 year olds, as a matter fact a little color adds a bit of dimension to your hair. You do not have to go too crazy just a little something to give your hair a bit of pizazz.

Often highlights are considered a style for a younger woman, but that is not always true, highlights make things more interesting and brings out features in your face.

3. Keep that infamous gray if you want to

Ladies back in the day a woman would color her gray hair so much you would wonder if they grayed at all. These days we have been noticing a trend where women are not only deciding to leave the gray alone, some woman are actually coloring their hair gray. Now this is all a matter of preference, if a box of color makes you feel good, then by all means go for it.

But what we are saying is gray is sexy, so if you are thinking about letting it shine through, we have your back 1000%

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About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

About Petra


Hi I'm Petra Lomax , a staff writer and editor for BlackHairInformation.com . I am Jamaican born and raised and moved to the United States in my early 20's. I have a BA in Political Science and International relations as well as an MBA and a Masters In Project Management. I love travel, culture and anything that has to do with creative media and business.

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Alisha Peele

Those are some good looking older women. I hope i look that good when I get old

Tiger Lilly

It looks good on YOU!!!

Mary Holiday

Thank you baby.

Yolanda Gordon

Beautiful Ladies

Patricia Nicholson

I’m 66 and I decided to go natural like I did in the 70’s. I do color my hair about every 6 to 8 weeks. I did a big chop in July and its growing back just fine. I go to a place call Great Clips and get the tapered cut touch up and I’m good. #lovemynaturalhair

NubianPrize
NubianPrize

Have you experienced any thinning ? Some pals of mine say they got to their 60s & their hair really started thinning & they now wear stylish wigs.

Elsie Hill

I’am so glad to see something for us older ladies.

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I admire the natural silver, its so beautiful!!!

NubianPrize
NubianPrize

I returned to natural hair in 2009 when I gave up my curly perm after 28 years. I,too had been natural in the late 60s thru the 70s. I decided to go natural again after a long conversation at the salon the day I got what turned out to be my last curly perm. The talk was about how many black women we knew who started losing their hair in their late 40s on up & especially in their 50s & the fact that almost all of them had had relaxers for decades.The general consensus was that women who stuck to the press & curl had far less hairloss. At the time I had no thinning spots altho I am post menopausal. I decided then & there NO MORE PERMS & did the big chop when the next touchup time came around. Despite what the article says there are A LOT of older black women…at least in my area…who are losing their hair or have thinning hair. In fact, one of the women in my social club is almost completely bald. All she has is gray peach fuzz, & the look is not flattering on her at all.not even enough hair to qualify as a TWA. I also know a few women who have that scarring alopecia which results in permanent hair loss. There are lots of women wearing TWAs & some have thick hair but others have a lot of scalp showing.

Itsmylife
Itsmylife

I’m 55 and natural for 4 years. I love it. I’ve had plenty of push back from my family. I didn’t go natural to make a statement. My daughter encouraged me since she is natural with beautiful hair. I had problems with relaxers…even mild and children’s relaxers caused a LOT of pain at the crown of my head. I even felt pain and tingling weeks after the relaxers. My crown was broken and damaged. I did the comb over to hide it. Frustrated, I visited a dermatologist. He cut pieces of my hair, put them under a microscope, looked at my scalp and told me I had healthy follicles, but like other African American women he had seen before me, my scalp could not handle relaxers. Years of lye applied and seeping in my scalp had damaged it. He said my hair looked like a forest after a tornado. He told me to take notice of other African American women of my age with thinning hair from using relaxers over the years. I decided to take the plunge into natural hair. I transitioned with braids. I have NEVER looked back. My scalp has never felt better. The hair at the crown has grown as long as the rest of my head. I often see older women with relaxed hair so thin you can see through it!!! To each his own.

NubianPrize
NubianPrize

I know exactly what you mean ! If you saw my post you’ll see I noticed the same thing

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