Need-to-Know Secrets to Thicker Gray or White Hair

As you age, you may start to notice changes in your hair. Aside from the obvious color transformation, one obvious issue many women deal with is thinning gray or white hair. If you notice your hair losing its thickness, don’t worry. While aging affects the quality of your hair and the overall health of your scalp, we have plenty of tips and tricks that can help you rejuvenate and revitalize your hair as you get older.


Why Does Hair Get Thinner When Graying or Turning White?


Your hair does more than just turn gray or white as you age—the speed at which it grows may slow down, too. In addition, your scalp may become more sensitive with age, and the old way you used to manage your hair may soon prove to be more damaging than it is helpful. 

Remember, you’re not alone. Almost everyone will start to lose color and strength in their hair with time. However, it’s possible to maintain the thickness of your hair by taking proactive steps to manage any thinning that occurs. 


Our Simple Secrets for Thicker Gray or White Hair 


We call these tips and tricks secrets because, surprisingly, not everyone knows of them. They’re very simple to follow and can help you achieve more thickness and volume for your hair. 


Stay Hydrated 


This one seems so simple, but it often gets overlooked. Adult dehydration happens more frequently than you might think, especially among the older population. 

Many people lead busy lives, and believe it or not, can simply forget to drink enough water. Or they drink lots of coffee or sugary drinks to make up for the lack of water they take in. Setting an alarm or placing reminders throughout the day to drink plenty of water, is one helpful tip for remembering to take a sip. The less water you drink, the harder it is for your body to grow new hair and maintain the hair you already have. 


Take Supplements for Your Hair 


If you thought people didn’t drink enough water, wait till you hear how many people don’t get anywhere close to the daily recommended value of essential vitamins and minerals. Today’s modern diet doesn’t make it easy to get all of the nutrients you need from your meals. 

Vitamin A, B, C, D and E are all vital for healthy hair and maintenance. Lacking these vitamins may contribute to hair loss and a lack of hair growth. 

Getting a variety of vitamins can be challenging, but Better Not Younger makes it easy with our Significant Other Hair, Skin & Nails Supplement + Retinol Boost supplement. You get all of the vitamins and minerals you need in one convenient serving. 


Don’t Wash Your Hair Too Much 


Washing your hair is essential, but too-frequent washings can cause significant damage to thinning or fragile hair. Also, as you age, it’s important to remember that your hair-care routine will require some change-ups for optimal hair growth and health. 

Try to limit washing your hair to one or two times per week. Washing your hair too often can rob it of sebum and actually cause scalp irritation and dry hair, which won’t help you thicken your hair. Keep in mind, you can adjust your hair-washing schedule to your lifestyle and own personal needs. 


Try Out New Hairstyles 


This is an excellent time to try out new hairstyles. Certain hairstyles like a side-swept style or a shorter do that gives the appearance of thicker hair can complement thinning gray or white hair very well. Don’t be afraid to get a haircut or talk to your stylist about some of the best options available for you. 


Can Hair Thickening Spray Be Used on Gray or White Hair? 



You may be wondering, “What about hair thickening spray?” There are a lot of hair-thickening sprays out there that make bold statements about hair growth. Hair thickening sprays can provide benefits to the health of your hair, as long as you choose a reputable brand. 

Our Lift Me Up Hair Thickener is an easy-to-use spray that is fast-acting and goes on clear. It wraps around thinning hair strands, lifting hair at the root and nourishing the scalp and follicles for healthier and thicker-looking hair instantly and over time. It is safe for virtually all hair types, regardless if they’ve been keratin-, color- or chemically treated. Lift Me Up Hair Thickener is made with quality and natural ingredients free of any parabens or sulfates. 


Learn more about our full line of Better Not Younger products designed for aging hair by exploring our Shop page. 

Tell Us: What are your secrets for making your gray or white hair appear thicker? Share in the comments below!