Just like our skin ages, so too does our hair. As the years go by, hair can become weak, limp, brittle or dry and needs special care with correctly formulated products.
Did you know that every hair is made of 95% Keratin? With every year that passes, our production of Keratins diminishes and this is why mature hair needs special care.
“It’s important to use an anti-ageing shampoo, conditioner and other products like a mask or serum to help keep the hair as healthy and nourished as possible”, says Savas Couvaras, owner of Savas Hair. He goes on to explain that one should look for ingredients like omega fatty acids, Panthenol and Q10 when purchasing a range for mature hair.
I set out to find a great anti-ageing hair care line (TBH, there aren’t that many locally) and was pleased to find one within the Schwarzkopf Professional bc Bonacure line called Q10 + Time Restore.
This comprehensive line is perfect for those with fine, coarse or very mature, white (as in the colour) hair. The range provides 100% resistance and elasticity – strengthening, hydrating and protecting against thinning. The products reactivate Keratin production, resulting in hair that looks fuller, softer and shinier.
The special Q10+ Time Restore Complex combines Q10 (a brilliant anti-aging ingredient) with Nutrifiller technology to instantly erase signs of hair ageing, while stimulating natural keratin synthesis.
Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Q10+ Time Restore Micellar Shampoo (R279)
This micellar shampoo is best suited to mature hair that is weak and lifeless or very dry and brittle. It gently cleanses hair & scalp, improving strength, elasticity and manageability.
This gentle formula contains sugar tensides that gently cleanse hair and scalp. Cationic polymers deeply nourish the inner structure and smooth the surface of each hair strand, taming any unruly hair, ensuring hair looks soft and shiny.
Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Q10+ Time Restore Rejuvenating Spray (R332)
If you prefer weightless conditioning, opt for a spray formula. This one detangles, boosts volume and body and adds great shine to the hair.
This spray conditioner has Q10, Nutrifiller and Panthenol to add moisture and fill structural gaps providing elasticity and vitality to weak and lifeless hair. The styling phase, containing film-formers, adds body and stability whilst controlling the hair surface for a healthy-looking shine.
Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Q10+ Time Restore Conditioner (R332)
In addition to gently detangling the hair, this rich, luxurious conditioner protects against external aggressors (UV, pollution, etc.) improves manageability and gives the hair strength and resistance. Effective levels of Q10 and Nutrifiller work to stimulate the hair bulb and stabilise production of two essential keratins while moisturising and softening hair to make it more manageable. Special care agents fill structural gaps and smooth the hair surface without overburdening it.
Schwarzkopf Professional BC Bonacure Q10+ Time Restore Rejuvenating Serum (R325)
Try this serum if your hair is weak, lifeless, very dry or brittle. It will also work wonders for dry scalps under stress experiencing a slow scalp renewal process.
Aside from moisturising and soothing sensitive, dry scalps, this serum also restores scalp elasticity and relaxes tensioned scalps. It gives the hair a strong and healthy feel as it re-energizes the scalp renewal process, refilling structural gaps in the hair and scalp.
Effective levels of Q10 stimulate the hair bulb and stabilise production of the two essential keratins in hair growth, while Nutrifiller fills structural gaps to restore strength. Additional Chitosan and Panthenol balances the scalp’s moisture, soothes stresses and help restore the scalp’s natural barrier.
Caring for Mature Hair – My top 4 Tips
Ensure you trim your hair every 6 to 8 weeks. This will ensure it looks healthy and stimulate growth.
Try to avoid very hot, steamy showers as scorching water strips the hair of good oils. At the very least, try rinse hair with cooler, tepid water.
Styling products with labels such as “strong” or “mega hold” tend to have a high alcohol content that makes dry hair brittle. Try to avoid them.
Remember, wet hair is extremely fragile, so you need to be gentle with it. It’s a good idea to brush your hair prior to showering, when it’s dry. Also, try keeping any combing after washing to a minimum to prevent breakage.
To learn more about the Schwarzkopf Professional bc Bonacure range of products check out the brands website HERE
There is also additional information on the brands micro site HERE
I have one full Schwarzkopf Professional bc Bonacure Q10 + Time Restore hamper up for grabs containing all 4 products and valued at R1270.
To stand a chance of winning this hamper, leave a comment below this blog post telling me the key ingredient in this range (I’m making it easy). Please be sure to include your email address (only I can see it) so I can contact you, should you be the winner.
I will announce the winner next week Wednesday the 28th November on In My bag’s Facebook page (FOLLOW HERE)
This competition is open to residents of South Africa only.