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How Can I Make My Hair Look Thicker?

How Can I Make My Hair Look Thicker?

Whether your hair was a perpetual styling challenge or you were blessed with voluminous locks that effortlessly fell into place, menopause is the great equalizer. Age-related hair changes affect us all to some degree or another. Hormonal fluctuations dry out our scalps, interrupt hair growth cycles, and shrivel our follicles. In place of our robust strands grow wispy fibers that shed when we sneeze. With each passing year, this trend continues until we finally ask ourselves, “How can I thicken my hair?”
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Are You Making These 6 Common Hairspray Mistakes?

Hairspray can make or break a bad hair day. It fixes flyaways and helps keep gorgeous updos in place. And if you're like us, you've probably been using hairspray for decades. Using hairspray correctly seems like a no-brainer on the surface—simply apply the hairspray until your hair holds the style you want, right? 

Not exactly. 

Many of us aren't using hairspray correctly, which can damage our hair and cause a loss of hair shine and hair volume due to buildup. Keep reading to learn more about six common mistakes we make when applying hairspray and how you can make sure you're using hairspray correctly!

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Why We Love Rosemary for Our Hair and Scalp

Why We Love Rosemary for Our Hair and Scalp

Rosemary is having a major moment in the spotlight, and we don't mean as a food seasoning. (Even though we love it for that, too!) TikTok and Instagram influencers tout the benefits of rosemary for hair, including increasing hair shine and preventing hair loss. From rosemary hair serums to homemade rosemary recipes for scalp care, the internet is buzzing about this herb's hair- and scalp-care possibilities! 

But does rosemary live up to all the hype? Do rosemary's hair benefits really include adding hair shine and fighting hair loss? 

We dug into what the science says about the benefits of rosemary for hair and scalp care to learn more about rosemary's real hair benefits. Keep reading to learn more about why we love rosemary hair serums for shinier-, thicker-looking hair and a healthier scalp!

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How to Tell If Your Hair Is Thinning

If you're like many women over 40, you've probably noticed some of the first signs of hair thinning. Maybe your ponytail looks smaller or your stylist has commented on your thinning locks. Or maybe you've just noticed more hair in the shower drain and on your hairbrush.
While this can be panic-inducing, before stressing too much, remember that it's 100% normal to lose between 50 and 100 hairs per day. And depending on how long your hair is, that might look like a lot of hair in your brush. Just keep in mind that it's completely natural to lose some hair strands every day.
But what if your hair shedding has increased lately and you're starting to notice these first signs of hair thinning?
Keep reading to learn more about some of the first signs of hair thinning, the root causes of age-related hair thinning in women, how to support your hair and scalp by encouraging your healthiest hair and style tips to help thinning hair look thicker and fuller!
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Which Superpower™ Scalp Serum Is Right for You?

Which Superpower™ Scalp Serum Is Right for You?

When we think about age-related beauty routines, we usually focus on skincare that addresses fine lines, wrinkles, dullness and age spots. We've all seen tons of ads for face creams and serums. But it's super important that we don't forget the aging skin on our scalps. When we neglect our scalps, they can become irritated, unbalanced and unable to support healthy hair. 

Enter scalp serums! 

Like skincare products made for aging skin, scalp serums for mature hair help fight common concerns of aging that happen to our scalp and hair. The main difference is that scalp serums also work hard to support an optimal environment for better hair. The best scalp serums rejuvenate the scalp using natural ingredients to encourage a balanced and toned scalp, nourish follicles and support healthy hair from root to tip.

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10 Hairstyling Hacks to Hide Thinning Hair

Thinning hair can be incredibly frustrating, especially if it’s completely out of our control. Though our hair naturally starts thinning as we age, there are also genetic conditions that affect the way hair grows. If thinning hair is something you’ve dealt with for a while, you might already have some tips for how to hide thinning hair or how to cover thinning hair. If this is a new experience for you, though, we’re here to help with plenty of hairstyling tips and tricks to cover crown thinning, wide hair parts and other sparse patches. Here’s how to hide thinning hair.
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Better not younger features a caucasian woman in her late 30s taking her right hand while having a pain expression as it might be a symptom of menopause.

5 Menopause Symptoms That Catch Women Most Off Guard

It’s typical that women have at least some knowledge of what to expect before getting their first period, having sex for the first time, and having a baby. However, preparation for menopause, a rite of passage every woman will experience, is practically non-existent. Most women report being caught off guard and surprised by the physical and emotional changes. In fact, it’s common for women to question whether a symptom is related to menopause or something else.
In the early stages of perimenopause, before your periods become irregular, it can be hard to sort out what’s menopause-related and what’s not. With at least 34 symptoms associated with menopause, and conditions like a thyroid problem with similar symptoms, it’s easy to see why there’s so much confusion. Classic symptoms like hot flashes, trouble sleeping, vaginal dryness and low libido grab the spotlight since they are the most frequent symptoms women experience. However, that leaves 30 other symptoms, many of which women are unaware. Which one’s catch women most off guard? Read on for my pick of the top five.
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Ageless Beauty: Better Hair Today than in Your 20s!

At Better Not Younger, we know that beauty isn't tied to age. So what does ageless beauty mean? When we think of ageless beauty for hair, it means timeless, confident style and hair that is strong and healthy. 

If you're like us, you probably put your hair through a lot in your youth! (Remember the ‘80s?) From heat styling with no heat protectant to harsh dyes to ignoring scalp care, we were rough on our hair. 

But by the time we're into our 50s and 60s, we've moved past those poor choices. We know what works for our hair, and we have a better sense of our own personal style. Now we're focused on timeless looks and maintaining the healthiest hair possible because we know that healthy hair is gorgeous hair! 

As women, one of our most common concerns is hair thinning with age. But thin hair doesn't have to be something we accept or feel insecure about! We can fight back by supporting our hair from root to tip. Read on to learn more about combating age-related hair thinning and other top hair issues we face with age, so you can achieve better hair today than in your 20s!

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How to Increase the Anagen Phase of Hair Growth

The maximum length of time hair spends in the anagen phase, otherwise known as the active growth phase, varies from person to person depending mainly on genetics. Yet, various things can disrupt the time our hair spends growing, like our health, diet, stress and hormones. For example, an increase of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in our system during menopause leads to follicle miniaturization. 

When this happens, our once-healthy follicles start producing thinner, weaker hair. DHT and other issues can disrupt the growth phase for some of our strands, cause fragile hair and even result in permanent hair loss. But there are ways to counteract this issue and increase our hair's time in the active phase. 

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The Ultimate Holiday Hair Gift Guide

From stocking stuffers and gift sets to hair-care products that cater to all lifestyles, hair types and hairstyling habits, our ultimate holiday hair gift guide is packed with clean- and cruelty-free hair goodies designed to guarantee great hair days ahead for all the women on your gift list this holiday season.
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