Best Hair Products and Shampoos for Women Over 50

By Lois Joy Johnson

I don’t do splurge / steal comparisons of products. In my opinion some pricey picks are stand-alone stars worth every dollar. On the other hand some low-cost items have remarkable quality and performance so why pay more? As a premium generation of cross-shoppers we know mixing high and low is the way to go. Age-related hair issues drive our purchases now. We want easy, fast results and hair that looks healthy, contemporary, thick, natural and sexy. Here are the 10 products not to miss and no, you don’t need all 10!

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Lois Joy Johnson is a leading expert on style and beauty and the author of Great Hair After 50: A Vibrant Nation Guide and The Makeup Wakeup, a critically acclaimed guide to looking fabulous at any age. She’s the former Beauty and Fashion Director of MORE magazine. Her newest book, The Wardrobe Wakeup will be available in December 2012.
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13 Responses to “Best Hair Products and Shampoos for Women Over 50”

  1. Cindy says:

    I vote for Living Proof Thickening Creme….I also use the shampoo and conditioner…..AMAZING results!

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  3. judy c says:

    Loved the John Frieda no frizz and the Loreal hair spray.

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  4. Margo Richards says:

    I have curly/wavy/frizzy hair. I live in a humid climate and while I don’t like it stick-straight, I like the curl relaxed-looking. I like it to have some “bend” and I can do a decent blow dry, but it would always pouf and frizz within half an hour of styling it. The thing that has given me great hair, and in particular, great frizz resistance, while saving I’d say $1200 per year over what I spent at the salon, was an at-home keratin straightener, Uncurly. I’m 52 and my hair looks the best it has at any time in my life, all from my own effort. I can wear it straight or curly, and it stays. It cut back on drying and styling time by at least half. Total miracle. I buy it at Uncurly.com; I haven’t seen it in stores. Totally changed my life.

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  5. Fel Niem says:

    I would love to test this product.
    Great hair is what I am always striving for.

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  6. Vickie Tucker says:

    My hair is a great silver color but it goes flat on top. It is cut in a Bob. Hair stylist make it look great but my blow outs go Flat! Suggestions?

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  9. colleen says:

    I’ve decided to let my hair color do the natural thing and turn grey. I hate seeing eighty year old women with jet black hair. Looks ridiculous! But I would really like it to have the shine it used to have when I was younger. I was hoping this article would include a product for those of us going natural.

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    • Laura Borud says:

      Colleen, I don’t process my hair either, none of these products pertain to my needs. I started using Matrix Biolage Age Rejuvenating Shampoo and Conditioner. They are really expensive but after spending several years trying all kinds of cheap and not so cheap products I said to heck with it, I need something that helps my hair look good, and it does! I get it at the local drugstore. My hair is straight, about a third gray. Or more 😉

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  10. srasmoo says:

    I definitely agree with the selection of the Living Proof Full Thickening Creme. I got a free sample from Sephora and have used it faithfully ever since. My hair is very thin at the crown and using this product and then letting my hair dry naturally has added volume to it. It’s lightweight and easy to apply.

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  11. Judith Marshall says:

    And if your hair is thinning, try Men’s Strength Rogaine. You have to be patient, but it worked for me.

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  12. Jodi says:

    Bumble and Bumble conditioner for curly hair is the best. I guess it can be considered pricy by some — but it’s worth it.

    Their shampoo for curly hair is good too–however Deva Curl’s No Poo might even be better and it costs less. For years I used a variety of shampoos and my waves always looked flat–then I tried the No Poo and realized why.

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