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In this 10 Hair-Care Resolutions to Ring in the New Year, BNY features a beautiful woman with short gray curly hair having fun, wearing a blue dress and having fun on a blue background.

10 Hair-Care Resolutions to Ring in the New Year

December 29, 2021

The new year is the perfect time to reevaluate everything you’ve got going in your life, and your hair should absolutely be a part of that. New year, new hair!

That’s why we want you to put new year hair resolutions at the top of your list for how you’ll make the most of 2022. And your resolutions shouldn’t just be about what you can add to your life but what bad habits you can leave behind. It’s time for a transformation and it starts with your hair!

Here are five healthy hair habits to add to your routine and five bad habits to leave in 2021, so you can truly embrace the new year, new hair state of mind.

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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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Help! Why Is My Hair So Greasy?

December 22, 2021

As we age, a lot of us have noticed that our hair has gotten drier. This is common for aging hair and skin, which includes our scalp. But what if you’ve noticed the opposite? If your hair has become oilier with age, you’re not alone! Many women deal with oily hair after 40. Let’s dig into why our hair can get too oily and some hair-care options for greasy hair.

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Heat Styling 101: 16 Ways to Safeguard Your Strands

December 20, 2021

Whether you use a blow-dryer, flat iron or curling iron, damage from heat styling is damage, no matter how you slice it. And brittle strands, split ends and frizz are just a few of the ways it shows up.

But knowing the proper precautions and preventative steps to take to protect your hair from heat styling, especially aging hair, is half the battle when you’re styling your hair with heat. The other half is perfecting your styling skills—and we can help with both!

Keep reading for expert techniques and protective tips approved by the pros, plus our favorite heat protectant styling products designed to not only reverse the damage that’s already been done but also stop future damage in its tracks!

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What Vitamin Should I Take for Hair Loss?

December 17, 2021

If you are facing accelerated hair loss, you may be deficient in more than one vitamin, and it is essential to know the culprits. Your cells rely on vitamins to function and grow, and deficiencies may exacerbate hair fall. Your scalp boasts nearly 100,000 hair follicles, and of these, 90% reside in the growing (anagen) stage and require micronutrients like vitamins to sufficiently forge a robust head of hair. So if you are finding more strands in your brush than on your head, read on to find out which vitamins you should take for hair loss.

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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 How Pregnancy and IVF Takes a Toll on Your Hair, BNY features a mature female ginecologist with short gray hair wearing a blue uniform while holding ecosonograms in her consulting room.

How Pregnancy and IVF Takes a Toll on Your Hair

December 13, 2021

A lot happens to your body during pregnancy—you already know this, but this also includes your hair. In fact, this especially concerns your hair. Because your hormones are changing while you’re going through pregnancy and undergoing IVF, your hair can be affected. Hair loss during pregnancy may be a concern on your mind, especially for aging women who have thinner hair. But hair loss during pregnancy isn’t something to worry about (too much), because it’s likely to not happen. Undergoing IVF could be a different story, though, so let’s get into it.

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Better Not Younger features a woman over 40 wearing a blue hat hair for winter. She has blonde lng hair and she is smiling while wearing a yellow coat.

Top 10 Tips to Fight Off Hat Hair Fast!

December 10, 2021

Let’s face it, in the dead of winter, wearing a hat is pretty unavoidable—making hat hair a common casualty of keeping cozy. But you don’t have to sit back quietly while your hat weighs heavily on your tresses, flattening and creasing them beyond recognition. We curated our top tips for preventing the unwelcome side effects that come along with wearing a hat in cold weather, plus tricks for fixing hat hair you just couldn’t fend off.

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In this article about 9 Ways to Banish Hair Static for Good, Better Not Younger features a beautiful mature latina with straight long dark brown wavy hair and green eyes, waring an orange blouse and a married ring. She smiles to the camera.

9 Ways to Banish Hair Static for Good

December 08, 2021

Sandwiched between the hot humidity of summer and the coldness of winter are about three weeks of blissful, hair-friendly weather. Neither frizz nor hair static bothers us. Our hair holds curls a bit more easily. It even accepts wash-and-go styling. And every year we breathe a collective sigh of relief during this brief period of perfect hair weather. 

But this break is short-lived.  

Despite the reprieve from warm weather hair issues like frizz and flatness—especially common for fine hair—winter weather brings its own set of hair woes. The dry days of winter can wreak havoc on aging hair. When cold, dry air replaces the humidity of summer, the result is hair static, which can also lead to dullness, dry and unmanageable strands and even breakage.

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