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AFTER Davina McCall and Shirley Ballas showed off best faux tresses, Fabulous adorableness panellist Tracey McApline, 61, says you’re never too old, or grey, to accept continued hair.
And actuality she proves why . . .
HAIR sitting at your amateur or aloft gets the accede as age-appropriate for the earlier woman.
Anything best and you are a midlife insubordinate or, cartel I say, mutton dressed as lamb.
I am 61, and while I accepted my accustomed blah colour a few years back, for the aftermost 12 years I’ve had a shoulder-brushing bob. At the most, it has amused my collar bones.
So aback I saw adolescent 61-year-old Shirley Ballas abrasion beard extensions, my absorption was piqued.
For years, they’ve been apparent as an accent for women in their 20s and 30s — a abiding assurance of actuality adolescent and glamorous.
But afresh Davina McCall, 54, and Sarah Jessica Parker, 57, showed off cautiously continued and adorable hair, too.
Davina alike wore bleached-tip extensions on The Masked Singer.
I never anticipation I could accept beard accomplished my amateur in my 50s and 60s, let abandoned extensions.
Seeing Shirley and Davina brought aback memories of my youth, aback I had long, flowing, blubbery and ample beard — rather than my post-menopausal hair, which is ablaze blah and dry.
I acquainted that the clip-ins fabricated Shirley attending added active — and abounding took to amusing media to acclaim her age-reversing look.
And with added Demi Moore — who has continued favoured Rapunzel duster — adorable absurd for 59, I absitively it was time to advance old stereotypes abreast and chase suit.
I approved three altered types of beard extensions — £29.99 clip-ins, £300 salon extensions and a £29.99 faux ponytail.
After all, annihilation makes us feel bigger than a acceptable beard day — behindhand of our age.
TRACEY SAYS: “Do-it-yourself clip-ins are the best affordable and easiest way to add breadth to your locks.
“But for grey-haired women, it’s a little trickier.
“Many brands don’t baby for 50 shades of blah — they alone action argent options.
“However, I begin abbreviate Bouncy Blow Dry 14in clip-ins by Easilocks for £29.99, accessible from lookfantastic.com and easilocks.com
“These accept able locking combs that defended the allotment to your own hair.
“You fix them beneath layers of beard about the aback of your head, with your own beard sitting on top to adumbrate all the clips. I apparent that, although the arrangement of the constructed beard acquainted altered to my own, the extensions could be styled to attending beneath accessible as I managed to get a acceptable colour match.
“This accurate cast of clip-ins were catchy to administer but they had a close fit and I wasn’t afraid about them falling out throughout the day.
“And the after-effects were fantastic.
“I could not accept aloof how abundant added aggregate they gave my beard — I didn’t appetite to booty them out.
“I actually admired the attenuate argent accent — lighter than my blah — which the extensions added to my accustomed locks. The breadth was manageable, not too long. And adverse to the average that extensions are for adolescent women, these are abundant if your beard is abrasion — for instance, as a aftereffect of menopause.
“They thicken up the beard after actuality too obvious. They fabricated me feel abundant added active and took me aback to actuality adolescent with continued beard again. I acquainted 10 years adolescent aback I looked in the mirror — it gave me an actual aplomb boost, and the appetite to go out and splurge on a new accouterments to go with my new look.
“Close accompany were abashed to see me with continued beard at first, but all agreed that it ill-fitted me better.
“My sister admired them. She said I looked adolescent and added adorable with best beard and insisted that I should accumulate them in.
“These are a champ and I will actually get my money’s worth.”
TRACEY SAYS: “I’ve consistently capital to tie my beard up but accepting a continued bob with layers agency you are actually belted in what hairstyles you can do.
“So I couldn’t delay to try the Easilocks Abbreviate Bouncy Blowdry Ponytail 12, £29.99. This is one of the best affordable brands alms grey-haired options.
“I was afraid by how quick and accessible this was to apply.
“I artlessly angry my own beard into a ponytail and captivated the faux one about the alfresco of it.
“The clip-in allotment has little teeth that angle in and beneath the hair.
“Once it was in place, I got a abstracted area of beard and captivated it about area the ponytail was tied, afore abridgement in abode — I acquainted like Ariana Grande . . . almost. The breadth was not ridiculously continued so I don’t anticipate others would accept realised that it was a affected beard piece, which I liked.
“It attenuated able-bodied with the blah shades of my own beard and gave added volume.
“I admired the added fullness, article we actually generally lose as we age.
“And it was absurd to feel my ponytail swish!
“This clip-in actually becoming a atom in my adorableness cupboard.
“It’s simple to use and blends able-bodied with my accustomed hair, authoritative it an accessible go-to on canicule area I aloof appetite to mix up my attending — and absolute for any chic occasions such as weddings or parties.”
TRACEY SAYS: “Salon extensions are favoured amid celebrities, including, it’s rumoured, Kate Middleton.
“They are harder to atom and aftermost best than clip-ins — but they do appear with an A-lister amount tag.
“I went to Taylor Rose Beard in South West London to accept bra-brushing beard extensions adapted that aftermost up to eight months.
“Costing £300, I aboriginal had a colour appointment — ideal for blah beard which is catchy to match.
“Then absolute hair, with a arrangement aloof like my own, was adapted application the micro ring, or micro loop, method. The action took about four hours with anniversary beard addendum absorbed to my own beard afore actuality coiled into place.
“I was afraid at how able-bodied these attenuated in with my accustomed tresses.
“With a agnate arrangement and shade, it would be accessible to fool bodies into cerebration my beard had miraculously developed overnight. I actually admired how alluring accepting longer, bouncing beard makes you feel.
“And they were acutely natural-looking and discreet.
“While these Rapunzel-like locks were a absolute bout to my shoulder-skimming hair, they are a big charge as they aftermost about a year.
“There’s no acumen why you can’t accept beard extensions at any age, they accomplish you feel added attractive, addition abrasion beard and accord you the aplomb you had aback you were younger.
“It’s one of those age-old judgments that continued beard doesn’t clothing earlier people, but I anticipate us earlier women are now defying those anachronous views.
“It’s a lot to pay for addition who has never had continued beard afore and is borderline how abundant they would like it.”