12 Days of Better Hair for the Holidays

In the spirit of the celebrated holiday carol, we curated our very own list of healthy hair-and-scalp essentials to transform your aging tresses just in time for the holiday season.

Day 1: Get to Know Your Hair—Issues and All!

Understanding your hair type and issues is the first step toward achieving your healthiest hair possible.

Do you have thin, fine hair? Maybe you have course, dry hair? Or are you dealing with textured hair that’s curly and frizzy? If you need help, our Better Hair Quiz is the place to start. It will quickly identify your hair type and concerns and recommend the products that are perfect for you.

We designed our collection of shampoos, conditioners, and styling products with the health of your hair and scalp in mind—this means no harmful sulfates or parabens. All our products also are cruelty-free and safe for color-, keratin-, and chemically-treated hair.

Day 2: Detox Your Scalp for a Healthy Head Start

Now that you’ve defined your hair type and issues, let’s adopt the adage out with the old, in with the new. This means ridding your scalp of all the gunk building up to make room for your follicles to flourish.

Make an exfoliating treatment like our New Dawn Activated Charcoal Scalp Cleanser a part of your daily haircare routine. Its unique built-in massaging applicator is designed to detoxify and rebalance your scalp—after all, healthy hair starts at the roots! The soothing and cooling formula will refresh, stimulate, and ready your scalp to grow your healthiest hair.

Day 3: Shampoo Mindfully to Avoid Over-Washing

Too much of a good thing can quickly become bad—especially when it comes to your hair. And overwashing ranks high for creating unwanted negative side effects like a dry scalp, greasy strands, breakage, and even hair loss.

A good rule of thumb for your shampooing frequency when dealing with aging tresses is around two to three times a week, though your lifestyle and hair type (textured hair often requires different care than straight strands) can influence your washing schedule. Click here for our tips on how to fix over-washed hair.

Day 4: Start a Daily Scalp Massaging Ritual

Products are a fabulous way to treat your tresses with love, but TLC that you can personally provide is an essential part of your daily haircare routine.

Show your scalp some love by incorporating a scalp massage into your haircare regimen. Using the pads of your fingertips, gently press and create a circular motion over your scalp to stimulate the follicles. This delicate motion is known to stretch the follicles to encourage stronger and thicker hair growth and offers a super-relaxing sensation.

Day 5: Introduce a Hair and Scalp Serum

Now that you’ve got your daily scalp massage technique down pat, it’s time to up the ante with a serum designed to take your massage to the next level!

In addition to all the micro-stimulation perks of a scalp massage, you can benefit twofold from the powerful scalp- and follicle-nourishing ingredients found in our award-winning Superpower Fortifying Hair & Scalp Serum, which include niacinamide, caffeine, and oleanolic acid. Perfect for fine hair and textured tresses, this serum can be used with our massaging applicator for a powerful duo like no other!

Day 6: Hydrate Your Hair Inside and Out

Congrats on getting in your eight glasses of water—yes, your gingerbread latte counts, too! But your aging strands need more than hydration from within to combat the dryness they experience during the cold winter months.

Our shampoos and conditioners are fortified with ingredients to boost moisture, nourish strands, and repair damage. They’re all you want for Christmas this year! Our Wake Up Call Volumizing Duo does this while reducing breakage by 98%—a holiday miracle we can get behind!

Day 7: Treat Tresses to a Deep-Conditioning Mask

Moisture matters even more this time of year. And there’s nothing quite like a super-hydrating hair mask—think of it as an instant healthy hair treatment—to put the moisture back into your dry strands.

We created our Hair Redemption Restorative Butter Masque with a proprietary blend of five plant-based butters that deeply penetrates and protects strands to instantly smooth and repair brittle, dry hair while reducing frizz and adding shine. Do you have gray hair or some highlights that have turned brassy? Our Silver Lining Purple Butter Masque is the moisturizing hair care must for you!

Day 8: Boost Your Hair and Scalp Health from Within

You are what you eat—and this counts for your hair, too. Sometimes even the healthiest diets can fall short in delivering all the nutrients our hair requires. As we age, our body’s ability to absorb all the nutrients it needs decreases, so supplements are an essential part of our better hair journey.

Our Significant Other Hair, Skin & Nails Supplement is a terrific place to start for all the essentials, while our Power Within Skin & Scalp Collagen Gummies are a go-to for giving your hair and skin the gift of elasticity and hydration.

Day 9: Slow Down and Stress Less

‘Tis the season for added stress—funny how the most beautiful time of the year can do that! Stress is a massive contributor to hair thinning and loss, and we can’t say it enough. That’s why we devised a list of ways to help you slow down this holiday season so you (and your hair) will look and feel your best. From meditating and enjoying some “me time” to getting outdoors and preparing a nutritious home-cooked meal, we’ve got ideas to help you kick that stress away in favor of some silent nights in your future! Select your favorite or try them all to see which method works best for you!

Day 10: Adopt Good Hairstyling Habits

Especially during this frigid season, your hair needs extra love and protection from the elements. Cold, dry air coupled with indoor heat leaves no safe haven for your delicate tresses—and blow-drying and flat ironing only worsen matters.

How you treat your hair counts more than ever now, and this means doubling up on products that boost and lock in moisture as well as protect strands from hot tools and harsh heat styling, like our No Remorse Heat Protection & Taming Spray, as air-drying is less of an option these days. How you style it can help, too. Click here for our hairstyling solutions for avoiding winter hair woes like static, hat hair, split ends, and more!

Day 11: Take in Some Holiday Cheer

Your state of mind makes a difference regarding the health of your hair and hair growth. We can’t stress enough the negative effect actual stress can have on your hair’s health, strength, and fullness. Happiness and a positive perspective not only make life more enjoyable, but they can also help reduce stress in the moment and over time—which works wonders for supporting healthy new hair growth.

So, head out to that tree lighting, do some holiday shopping, join your caroling neighbors, or whip up a batch of your favorite holiday cookies—your hair will thank you!

Day 12: Give Yourself the Gift of Gorgeous Hair

Who says holiday shopping can’t include items on your wish list? That’s half of the fun—treating ourselves! Our irresistible holiday gift set makes holiday shopping extra festive this season.

Are you ready to begin your 12 days of better hair for the holidays? Share the progress of your daily haircare routine with us!

Better Not Younger is here to help you get in the holiday haircare spirit with our 12 Days of Better Hair Tips designed to show your hair and scalp some love with instant, healthy hair treatments. From heat styling protection, to products that moisturize your hair, stimulate your scalp, and focus on your inner health, we have everything your daily haircare routine needs.