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by: Better Not Younger
October 24, 2020
A healthy hair count starts with a healthy scalp. Through the years, our bodies change, and our skin becomes dryer and loses elasticity. This is true for our scalps as well.
Located in the outer layer (epidermis) are tiny pockets called hair follicles in charge of growing nearly 100,000 hairs on your scalp. Physiological changes in your body lead to "follicular miniaturization," where strands grow in wispier, and some follicles shut down completely.
This can lead to thinner hair and leave many women asking themselves, “How can I increase the hair count on my scalp?” Read on to find out the answer.
You should not treat your delicate scalp like the rest of your skin. After all, it contains your follicles. To ensure robust hair quality and growth, it requires special attention.
A hair fiber begins its odyssey to your skin’s surface as a tiny root at the bottom of a follicle. As we mature, our hair follicles become clogged, blood circulation slows, oxidative stress takes its toll, and dihydrotestosterone (DHT) shrinks and damages our follicles. Thankfully, Better Not Younger has created products to address each of these issues.
Your hair growth depends on a clear pathway through your follicles. Sebum oil is produced by your sebaceous glands located at the base of each of your follicles. Over time, your pores and follicles can become clogged with oil, dead skin, or dandruff. Permanently obstructed follicles could eventually lead to no hair production at all.
Shampoos and other cleansers may not be enough to scrub away this buildup thoroughly. Used once or twice a week, Better Not Younger’s New Dawn Activated Charcoal Scalp Cleanser spurs hair growth by unclogging hair follicles. It is uniquely formulated, using activated charcoal alongside nourishing exfoliating ingredients like:
Your scalp plays a crucial part in cultivating your locks before they emerge. Blood circulation often decreases as we get older, compromising the delivery of vital nutrients to your follicles. This nutritional shortage will result in weaker strand structure and malnourished follicles.
To increase circulation, drink plenty of water and maintain a balanced diet. You should also try massaging your scalp by rubbing your knuckles or fingers in a circular motion toward the middle of your head for two to three minutes. Use as much pressure as possible and massage over your entire scalp. When your fingers get tired, try Better Not Younger’s NEW Superpower Liquid Comb Applicator.
The Liquid Comb was designed for use with Superpower Fortifying Hair & Scalp Serum; however, it can be used by itself as a massaging tool. It stimulates scalp microcirculation, which leads to fuller, denser hair growth.
To use with BNY’s Fortifying Hair & Scalp Serum, remove the top cover and add the light liquid into the filling port using the provided dropper. Hold the Liquid Comb Applicator’s main body while gently pushing comb teeth to your scalp, sliding it smoothly over your scalp to disperse the serum.
Enjoy a powerful synergy of massage and scalp renewing ingredients like caffeine, niacinamide, ginger, and Centella Asiatica.
The sun’s ultraviolet rays, smoking, and pollution increase your risk of oxidative stress, which is an overabundance of free radicals in your body. They do this by exposing you to the unstable free radical molecules. Free radicals then interact with other molecules around them in chemical reactions that can be harmful to your hair follicles.
Oxidative stress is a condition that plays a large role in hair loss by impacting your scalp and causing damage to the strands inside your follicles. To counteract oxidative stress damage, use Better Not Younger’s Hair Redemption Restorative Butter Masque one to two times a week in place of your regular conditioner.
Restorative Butter Masque contains a combination of five nourishing butters to restore your skin and increase the hair count on your scalp:
As we settle into menopause, our female hormones abate, leaving more room for male sex hormones called androgens, including DHT. DHT attaches to your hair follicles, shrinks them, and shortens your hair’s growth cycle. This can cause your locks to fall out faster and increase your follicles' time to grow new strands once old hairs fall out, creating an overall look of fuller hair.
Oleanolic acid is a botanical extract found in garlic, apples, olive oil, and basil, and may help inhibit hair loss caused by DHT.
Better Not Younger products, including Superpower Fortifying Hair & Scalp Serum and Wake Up Call Volumizing Conditioner, contain oleanolic acid. Wake Up Call also contains burdock root extract, tripeptide complex, and apigenin to promote follicle health and nourish your scalp.
By unclogging your hair follicles, increasing circulation, reducing oxidative stress damage, and decreasing DHT levels naturally, you can increase the hair count on your scalp. Your scalp’s health is essential for thicker hair density. Used regularly, hair care products by Better Not Younger can improve your tresses' quality and texture.
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