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10 Ways to Get Thicker, Healthier-Looking Hair Over 50

Quick methods to add a boost to fine or thinning locks

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Thanks to thinning, dull, damaged hair, women 50-plus are gobbling hair gummies and supplements like popcorn. That's because wanting healthier, lush-looking hair is a main issue for all of us, not just for those with baby-fine locks. The causes of problem hair? Any combination of triggers from health to hormones, heredity to heat-styling, diet to DNA, heat tools to heaps of products — the wrong ones. Getting the va-va-voom back takes strategy, not extensions. Here are 10 ways to plump, lift and glow your own locks for great hair days ahead:

Lois Joy Johnson is a beauty and style editor who focuses on women 50 and older. She was the beauty and style editor at Ladies’ Home Journal and a founding editor of More magazine. She has written three books: The Makeup Wakeup, The Wardrobe Wakeup and The Woman's Wakeup.