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by: Better Not Younger
February 13, 2021
Not many things can spoil a nice hot shower more than combing your fingers through your hair and finding them coated in strands. Wouldn't it be great if we could just put them back and pretend it never happened? While discouraging, there's no reason to panic. Winter hair fall is actually normal.
Just as your skin health goes through changes throughout the seasons, so does your hair. Many of us go through seasonal hair loss at the beginning of the fall and then go through a shed phase in the winter.
The winter season's brutal temperatures, gusty winds, snow flurries, and icy rain pulls moisture from your skin and strands. Indoor climate changes, including overheated homes and offices, lead to dryness, breakage, and the appearance of thinning hair.
Hair masks can help winter hair fall. Your hair and scalp need nourishment and protection from the elements to maintain their health and vibrancy. The right hair mask can prevent radical damage and slow hair fall during the winter months.
Keep reading to discover how replacing your regular conditioner with Better Not Younger's Hair Redemption Restorative Butter Masque or Silver Lining Purple Butter Masque a few minutes a week can restore your scalp and hair biology.
If you live in a colder climate, you likely find healthy hair more challenging to maintain all year round. This is especially true for those of us with aging hair.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), we typically shed between 50 and 100 strands every day. Any more than this, and we are likely experiencing excessive hair shedding or telogen effluvium.
Our scalps contain between 80,000 and 100,000 hair follicles, each creating strands with growth cycles lasting between three and six years. Growth cycles are split into three phases:
Fortunately, growth cycles occur independently of one another; otherwise, you would lose all of your hair at the same time.
A large number of women go through seasonal hair loss in early fall. Some researchers believe our bodies react to fewer daylight hours in late summer and produce lower melatonin levels. This, in turn, sends our follicles into the telogen phase when we lose hair.
Several factors affect your scalp and strands during the winter months, causing brittleness, breakage, and hair fall. These factors include:
Chronic scalp issues like dandruff and age-related scalp issues are exacerbated in cold weather. Dandruff itchiness can make your head feel extra unhealthy.
Age-related hormone changes lead to higher dihydrotestosterone (DHT) levels, which causes follicle shrinkage, resulting in fine, wispy hair. Additionally, your scalp produces less sebum oil, which can leave your hair cuticles unprotected and prone to split ends and breakage.
Other hair and scalp challenges that appear as you get older include widespread graying and a general thinning on your hair part and the crown of your head.
When purchasing hair products, it's essential to make informed decisions based on your particular needs.
Wouldn't it be great if there was a hair mask that could tackle age-related issues while also helping to prevent winter hair fall? Great news: there are two — both made by Better Not Younger.
Whether it's provoked by seasonality or changing hormones, hair loss can severely damage our confidence. Better Not Younger’s Hair Redemption Restorative Butter Masque was formulated to replenish vital nutrients and boost hair vibrancy. Silver Lining Purple Butter Masque softens wiry strands and reduces yellow tones in gray hair.
Each works to improve your hair's overall look and texture while helping you keep more of what you already have.
In the last several years, advances in technology and the popularity of natural butters among consumers have prompted the development of various seed and nut butters that offer nutritional benefits to combat aging, dry hair. Better Not Younger's secret is a blend of five high-quality butters, including:
Substituting your daily conditioner with a Better Not Younger's moisturizing hair mask one to three times a week will, over time, nourish and bolster the integrity of your hair from the inside out. You'll even experience noticeable results after just one use.
To use Hair Redemption Restorative Butter Masque or Silver Lining Purple Butter Masque:
Much like healthy food, Hair Redemption Restorative Butter Masque and Silver Lining Purple Butter Masque are loaded with nutrients to strengthen and hydrate your locks from the inside out. This provides nourishment to arrest winter hair fall, improve scalp health, and keep strong and vibrant until spring.
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