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What I did when menopause knocked on my door

What I did when menopause knocked on my door

October 27, 2022

I turned 50 with zero menopause symptoms and immediately celebrated my good luck, assuming I was one of the lucky ‘fifteen percenters’ that would breeze through this transition unscathed. I was wrong. Like most women, I made a beeline to my doctor, and like most women, the experience was very disappointing. She was sympathetic but not helpful. I turned to online research, but found the information complex and confusing.I didn’t know then that this journey would lead me to leverage my decades of experience as a healthcare technology executive to start my own company to address the menopause care gap.

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Can Traction Alopecia Be Reversed?

Can Traction Alopecia Be Reversed?

October 19, 2022

If you were a dancer or cheerleader as a child, then you probably have experience with tight hairstyles that caused headaches and a sore scalp! As kids, these high-tension hairstyles just caused a little discomfort. But over time, repeatedly putting our hair into tight ballerina buns and high ponytails can do more than that—these styles can cause damage to our hair known as traction alopecia. Thinning hair and hair loss near the hairline and crown are classic signs of traction alopecia, which can especially wreak havoc on aging hair.

But there's positive news: You can prevent and even reverse traction alopecia. Read on to learn more about hairstyles that can cause hair loss, along with protective hairstyles for traction alopecia and how you can help reverse traction alopecia!

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6 Ways Drinking Alcohol May Affect Your Hair

6 Ways Drinking Alcohol May Affect Your Hair

October 17, 2022

Not feeling or looking your best after a night of too many cocktails isn’t uncommon. In fact, many of us are familiar with the toll alcohol can take on our body and skin—but how about our hair?

Alcoholism and female hair loss may not be something you’ve ever considered, but it’s something to be knowledgeable about. While drinking a glass of wine at dinner each night probably won’t have any real negative effects, if you’re someone who regularly tosses back a few a day, drinking alcohol and hair loss as well as alcohol and thinning hair could be possibilities.

Research surrounding alcoholism and female hair loss, as well as alcohol and dry scalp and alcohol and hair thinning, is minimal, but links have been found. Vitamin deficiency, inflammation, dehydration and stress are all side effects of excessive alcohol consumption, and none of these promote healthy hair. What’s most important to remember, though, is that a lot of what happens with your hair comes down to genetics and how you’re taking care of it (and your whole body). Here’s what you need to know about how drinking alcohol impacts hair loss, hair thinning, dry scalp and more!

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8 Tips for Your Healthiest Hairline

October 14, 2022

It's easy for a thinning female hairline to sneak up on us as we age. Hairstyles with face-framing layers or bangs can camouflage hair loss along our temples and forehead. And when we finally do notice a thinning hairline, it's super frustrating because we don't think of women losing hair at the hairline—that's where men tend to lose hair. 

Sure, our hair thins a bit as we age, but the natural edges of our hairline? Those are supposed to stay put, right? 

Not always, unfortunately. 

We can take steps, however, to not just keep our delicate hairline healthy but combat hairline thinning, whether from female pattern hair loss or female traction alopecia. If you’re experiencing hair loss at your hairline, it's important to figure out what's causing your hair thinning and start a hair-care routine specifically tailored to support a healthy scalp and hairline.

Read on to learn more about how to support a healthy hairline and how to treat thinning edges on natural hair as well as all hair types. Plus, we share how to tell if your thinning tresses are due to female traction alopecia.

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4 Tips for Better Sex After Menopause | Better Not Younger

4 Tips for Better Sex After Menopause

October 14, 2022

Menopause is by no means the end of your sex life. In fact, it could be the beginning of an entirely new (and even more fulfilling) chapter! Here’s what you should know about how menopause can impact your sweet spots, your sex life, and what you can do about it.

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