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Miranda, played by Cynthia Nixon, wears an ultra-cool side-swept bob with a deep side part and sleek strands.

Hairstyles After 40: The Short Hair Edition

December 27, 2021

Our hair is one of our best instruments of self-expression—no matter our age. But we know that as we age, our hair can become thinner, which can make it harder to manage and style. This doesn’t have to be the case, though! There are plenty of short hairstyles for women over 40 that are easy to maintain, style and wear with confidence. 

Short hair can be comfortable and low-maintenance, and offer endless styling possibilities that certainly aren’t boring! It can be chic, alluring and playful, too—and it can even highlight your beautiful cheekbones. Keep reading for more benefits of sporting short hair, plus our favorite short hairstyles for women over 40.

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In this article How To Dye and Style Your Hair For Winter, BNY features a blonde mature woman with long hair wearing a winter coat while looking at the camera.

8 Winter Hair Coloring Tips and Tricks

December 15, 2021

Changes in season inspire change in ourselves. We set new goals and try new adventures. We update our makeup and explore new hairstyles and colors. Variety is the spice of life, after all! If you’ve been thinking about refreshing your look with a new winter hair color, we’ve got eight tips and tricks that will not only get you looking holiday-party ready but help brighten your look through the dullest winter days ahead.

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In this article about 7 Ways to Protect Your Hair from Wind Damage, Better Not Younger features a beautiful mature asian woman with long gray hair blowing in the wind and closing her eyes.

7 Ways to Protect Your Hair from Wind Damage

December 03, 2021

Not only are cold, windy days just a bit miserable to deal with, but they’re also not great for your hair. The cold weather can dry out your scalp and hair, and the wind can do much the same, plus cause tangles and damage. That’s why it’s important to windproof your hair as much as you can! While the best way to help damaged hair when it comes to this weather is to use products for damaged hair both preemptively and after the fact, there are also other ways you can protect your hair from wind damage on those blustery days. Here’s how to windproof your hair.

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Better Not Younger features a short blonde hair woman looking up while smiling.

4 Hairstyles for 4 Winter Hair Woes

November 10, 2021

It’s easy to believe our bad hair days are behind us now that summer’s heat and humidity have flown south for the winter—taking our frizzy strands along for the ride. Why wouldn’t we assume it’s smooth sailing for our tresses until spring?


Unfortunately winter plays host to a whole slew of new hair problems and styling dilemmas. Topping the list is cold dry air and indoor heat, which lead to super-dry tresses that are prone to breakage and static. And hat hair—don’t even get us started!

That’s why we came up with a list of our favorite hairstyles for winter designed to solve the most common winter hair woes. They’re not only easy to style but they’ll help prevent damaging your delicate, aging tresses throughout the long winter ahead.

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A mature woman styling her hair without heat

17 Easy No-Heat Hairstyling Hacks

July 26, 2021

As we age, heat and hot styling tools become some of our hair’s worst enemies. Sure, we have our No Remorse Heat Protection & Taming Spray at the ready to shield our strands when only our favorite hot appliance will do.

But as a general rule, limiting the amount of heat we subject our delicate strands to is the smartest plan of action for our aging locks. Especially as summer’s temperatures soar—and our tresses really seems to take on a mind of their own—who wants to aim even more hot air their way? 

This is why we’re ditching the heat in favor of air-drying our locks with this roundup of hairstyling hacks designed to help you beat the heat and look your best.

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Whether you’re keeping things low-key with an impromptu casual brunch with the gals or packing for that annual family camping trip in the countryside, we’re here to help you discover the perfect hairstyle for every summer occasion.

7 Summer Hairstyles for 7 Summer Occasions

June 14, 2021

Summer’s heating up and this means your calendar is filling up, too. Just as you plan your outfits for each special outing, when it comes to how you’ll style your hair, not all outings are created equal! Whether you’re keeping things low-key with an impromptu casual brunch with the gals or packing for that annual family camping trip in the countryside, we’re here to help you discover the perfect hairstyle for every summer occasion.

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the side part is not only super-stylish but it’s one of the most universally flattering looks for women over 40

7 Reasons We Love the Side-Swept Look for Thinning Hair

June 04, 2021

TikTok teens may have declared the side part dead—but we have a difference of opinion on the matter. Side-part shaming aside, when we’re talking about thin, aging hair (something we know quite a bit about), we believe the side part is not only super-stylish but it’s one of the most universally flattering looks for women over 40, especially those looking to add instant volume and body to their tresses. Keeping reading for our top 7 reasons we’re embracing the side sweep.

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We’re here to talk about how to protect, style and repair your tresses in any summertime situation.

Summer Kickoff: Essential Guide to Summertime Hair Care

May 28, 2021

While many of us remember to slather on sunscreen to protect our skin in the summer sun, we don’t always think about what our hair needs. With socializing and spending more time outdoors finally part of the plan, our hair counts more than ever! 

Chlorine, saltwater and sun are all drying, so when it comes to summer hair, the keyword is moisture. A lack of moisture in our hair can lead to split ends, breakages and dandruff, as well as an overproduction of natural oils to compensate for the dehydration. 

We’re here to talk about how to protect, style and repair your tresses in any summertime situation. 

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