Making it to your 60s with long hair is something of a victory. After all, there are many times during our lives when we face a lot of pressure to cut our hair.

Finding the best long hairstyles for older women can be a challenge for exactly this reason. There just aren’t as many examples out there, compared to short and medium length hairstyles.

Advice from a Celebrity Hairdresser on Finding the Perfect Long Hairstyle

Denise McAdam is the “Grand Dame of UK Hairdressing.” With over 40-years’ experience, she is an absolute pleasure to work with. She even has a “royal warrant,” which enables her to work with royalty in the UK.

In a recent edition of the Sixty and Me Show, I sat down with Denise to discuss how to find the best long hairstyles for older women. Enjoy the show!

How to Keep Your Long Hair Looking Great

Denise starts by reminding us that, as we get older, our hair changes significantly. As our hormones shift, during and after menopause, our hair weakens and goes from 3 layers to two. This gives it a thinner appearance and makes it more likely to split and break.

This is one of the reasons that having long hair in your 60s and 70s takes a little extra effort. You may also need to make a commitment to styling your hair and perhaps buy a few extra products.

Celebrity Examples of Older Women with Long Hair

Denise has worked with amazing female celebrities who have decided to keep their hair long. Women like Jane Seymour, Jerry Hall, Celine Dion and Goldie Hawn have all decided that long hair matches their personal brands.

Few older female celebrities, except for perhaps Joni Mitchell and Cher, have worn their long hair perfectly straight. Instead, most rely on their hairdressers to use layers that create movement and facilitate a gentle shape.

Do you love your long hair? What products do you use to keep it looking healthy? Do you have any questions for Denise about long hairstyles for older women? Please join the conversation.

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