habits that make women look older

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Your Sleek, Sexy Ponytail or Chignon

The habit: Wearing your hair like a Robert Palmer backup singer.

Why it's making you look older: Repeated tugging on the root of the hair can lead to traction alopecia, or a receding hairline, Bowe says.

The fix: Bowe reassures us that this type of hair loss is easily reversible—if caught early. Instead of pulling your hair into a tight ponytail, she suggests getting it off your face with a messy off-duty-model bun.