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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

May 11, 2022

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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Better Not Younger features a woman who is  Becoming a First-Time Mom in her 40s. She's at home looking at her growing  belly and She's standing  by a window  with white curtains.

Becoming a First-Time Mom in Your 40s

May 02, 2022

More women than ever are choosing to become first-time moms at 40 and beyond. We've been hearing for years that 40 is the new 30, and the increase in women having their first pregnancy over 40 shows that 40 isn't too late for women who want to become mothers. (Some women even experience a miracle pregnancy after menopause!)
 
We hear a lot about shifting family dynamics in our 40s when we send our kids off to college. But what about those of us who waited until later in life to conceive? Or those of us who struggled with conception or full-term deliveries, and only became mothers for the first time in our 40s? Our families are changing, too, just in a much different way! Knowing what to expect when you have your first pregnancy over 40 can be hard because pregnancy content tends to focus on moms in their 20s and 30s.
 
So, we compiled some pros and cons of having a baby at 40, along with what first-time moms at 40 can expect during pregnancy. Read on to learn more about the benefits of having children later in life.

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A woman hiding her widening hair part and smiling.

How to Hide a Widening Hair Part

April 25, 2022

Sometimes thinning hair sneaks up on us. Because women aren't prone to patchy or concentrated hair loss patterns like men, our hair loss tends to show up gradually. We start to notice more hair in our shower drain. Our ponytails become thinner, and our hair part becomes noticeably wider. 

The realization that we might be dealing with thinning hair can be upsetting, but there are steps we can take to tackle female-pattern hair loss and thicken our ponytails and hair parts. 

To understand why our hair parts are getting wider, it's important to look at what can cause hair loss and thinning, along with steps we can take to support healthy hair growth and how to camouflage a wide hair part in the meantime.

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Ageless Beauty: Better Hair Today than in Your 20s!

April 04, 2022

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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The Definitive Guide to Fine Hair for Women Over 40

The Definitive Guide to Fine Hair for Women Over 40

March 30, 2022

Having fine hair can definitely be a double-edged sword. Sure, fine hair often means we have smooth, silky locks. But we also find our hair falling flat, appearing greasy and being super prone to breakage, damage and flyaways. 

Fine hair can be temperamental. So how can we best care for it? 

Better Not Younger dug into the specifics of fine hair care and produced this guide to caring for your fine locks. And if you’re dealing with fine, damaged hair, we have the products to help you protect and repair it, too! Read on to learn how to best care for your fine, aging hair, plus the difference between fine hair and thin hair!

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6 Biases Against Women’s Hair

March 25, 2022

As women, we put up with a lot of opinions about our hair, and this (often) unsolicited advice only increases as we age. We all know that age bias exists, and our hair is no exception. There's ageism in hair care, in advertising and in much of the media we consume. 

So many "shoulds" are piled onto women, especially after 40: We should wear certain hairstyles "appropriate" for middle-aged women, we should cover our grays and we should chop off longer locks—and many of these have permeated the workplace as well. 

If there's no one drowning out the judgment, this can feel overwhelming! 

At Better Not Younger, we get it. Our company was founded specifically to push back on the belief that there's no market for quality, aging hair-care products. Newsflash: Women don't simply disappear after we hit menopause! 

We compiled a list of past and present hair biases, including aging hair-care biases, that women have been hearing for far too long, plus our take on these false, outdated myths!

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Fast Fixes: The Best Conditioner for Your Hair Issues

March 11, 2022

We all know that we should use a conditioner every time we wash our hair, especially as we age and our tresses tend to become drier. But just like shampoos, conditioners are not one-size-fits-all. Tailoring your conditioner to your unique hair texture and needs is important to help fix your hair concerns and have you on the road to your best hair yet! 

Whether you're looking for a volumizing conditioner, a conditioner for damaged hair or the best conditioner for curly hair, we've got you! Read on to learn more about the best type of conditioner for your individual hair issues!

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