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What’s the Difference Between a Hair Mask and a Conditioner

September 19, 2022

The roles of hair masks and conditioners can sometimes be unclear. If we use a conditioner, can we forgo a hair mask? In some cases, perhaps.

But as we enter our 40s, our hair starts becoming drier, duller, thinner and more brittle and our scalps start lacking the proper nutrients they need to produce healthy strands—all these factors make it even more important to understand the difference between a hair mask and a conditioner.

Aging hair can benefit from both hair masks and conditioners but knowing the differences and benefits of each is key.

When regular conditioning isn’t enough to balance our aging hair biology and address dry, damaged hair, products like hair masks can help boost moisture levels and improve scalp function. Keep reading to learn the difference between a hair mask and a conditioner.

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Which Superpower Scalp Serum Is Right for You?

Which Superpower Scalp Serum Is Right for You?

September 09, 2022

When we think about age-related beauty routines, we usually focus on skincare that addresses fine lines, wrinkles, dullness and age spots. We've all seen tons of ads for face creams and serums. But it's super important that we don't forget the aging skin on our scalps. When we neglect our scalps, they can become irritated, unbalanced and unable to support healthy hair. 

Enter scalp serums! 

Like skincare products made for aging skin, scalp serums for mature hair help fight common concerns of aging that happen to our scalp and hair. The main difference is that scalp serums also work hard to support an optimal environment for better hair. The best scalp serums rejuvenate the scalp using natural ingredients to encourage a balanced and toned scalp, nourish follicles and support healthy hair from root to tip.

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10 Hairstyling Hacks to Hide Thinning Hair

August 31, 2022

Thinning hair can be incredibly frustrating, especially if it’s completely out of our control. Though our hair naturally starts thinning as we age, there are also genetic conditions that affect the way hair grows. If thinning hair is something you’ve dealt with for a while, you might already have some tips for how to hide thinning hair or how to cover thinning hair. If this is a new experience for you, though, we’re here to help with plenty of hairstyling tips and tricks to cover crown thinning, wide hair parts and other sparse patches. Here’s how to hide thinning hair.

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10 Signs Your Hair Is Aging

August 22, 2022

We know that aging is inevitable, but we might not know the signs of aging hair and what we should look out for. If you've noticed some not-so-subtle changes in your hair color, texture or general manageability at midlife, these might be signs of aging hair. Optimal hair care in your 30s, 40s and beyond will look different than in your teens and 20s because your hair has different needs and concerns as it ages.
 
At Better Not Younger, our entire focus is hair care for aging hair, no matter your unique hair concerns! Read on to learn more about the 10 signs of aging hair and how you can address each issue to make your mature tresses look their best!

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Curls of My Life: Curly Hair Discovery Kit

Must-Have Minis for All Your Summer Escapes

June 08, 2022

Summer is here, and it's travel season! This year, we made your favorite summer hair products available in travel-friendly minis kits that come with stylish bags so you can stay organized on the go! Plus, their compact size means they take up less real estate in your suitcase, and they meet TSA regulations for carry-on luggage! 

Now there's no need to resort to the lower quality hair products hotels often offer—all of your favorite summer hair products are available in minis kits to keep your hair looking healthy, fresh and vibrant no matter where the summer takes you! 

Better Not Younger's summer hair product travel kits were designed to address the unique needs of mature tresses, from curl care to volume-boosting to shine revitalization. Try one that contains your favorite hair products, or grab two to test-drive new additions to your hair-care routine! 

Check out our 5 must-have travel kits packed with our minis for all your summer travels!

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Pro Tips for Preventing Your Hair Color from Fading

May 25, 2022

Nothing is more frustrating than leaving the salon with a gorgeous, vibrant new hair color, only to find that beautiful hair color faded within two weeks. Watching our fresh hair color come out in the shower is like watching money go down the drain!
So, what can you do if your hair dye keeps washing out?
Incorporating hair products for color-treated hair into your hair-care routine is crucial. As we age, it becomes even more essential to protect our aging locks from environmental, physical and chemical stress. Protecting our hair after dyeing not only helps maintain the health of our hair, but it also helps prevent our hair color from coming out in the shower and turning brassy or dull.
We’ve got expert advice for dealing with hair color that fades quickly, along with how you can incorporate hair products safe for color-treated hair into your hair-care routine to extend the life of your color. Read on for more tips on how to prevent your hair dye from washing out!

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Should You Try a Hair Botox Treatment?

Should You Try a Hair Botox Treatment?

May 16, 2022

We've all heard about botox treatments for our skin, but what about hair botox treatments?

 

Hair botox is the latest trend in moisturizing and hair smoothing options. Stylists love it because it is chemical-free and effective while being gentle enough for all hair types. It helps fill in thinning hair fibers to create the look of fuller hair, and it provides lasting hydration and smoothness for dry, rough hair textures.

 

But what makes hair botox different from other options on the market?

 

We've got the scoop on the benefits of hair botox treatments, the best shampoo for hair botox aftercare, and how hair botox works. Read on to learn more about whether hair botox might be a good option for you!

 

 What Is Hair Botox and How Does Hair Botox Work?

 

Let's start with what hair botox isn't. Despite the name, it doesn't contain the botulinum toxin ingredient that skin and migraine botox treatments have. Hair botox isn't an injection, and it doesn't require a dermatologist to perform the treatment.

 

Instead, hair botox is a deep conditioning treatment that helps smooth rough hair texture and adds luster to dull locks. The treatment formulation can vary, but hair botox is a combination of peptides, proteins, fatty acids and vitamins that smooth the hair cuticle and seal in moisture, making it a good option for healing and moisturizing dry, damaged hair. And because it helps to restore hair fibers by filling in gaps, hair botox for fine hair also helps thin, flat tresses appear fuller. 

Hair botox treatments are different from Brazilian Blowouts, however, because while they both focus on smoothing hair texture and adding shine, Brazilian Blowouts also straighten hair strands for weeks at a time.

It's important to keep in mind, though, that similar to keratin treatments like the Brazilian Blowout, hair botox treatments require heat to close the cuticle and seal the conditioning treatment into the strands—and this is typically done with a flat iron. So if your aging hair is especially fine or fragile, be sure to talk to your stylist in advance. The upside of a hair botox treatment is that with smoother, healthier and more hydrated hair as the result, you may be less inclined to reach for damaging hot styling tools for everyday styling! 

What Are the Benefits of Hair Botox Treatments?

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Are Chia Seeds the Secret to Strong, Shiny Hair?

Are Chia Seeds the Secret to Strong, Shiny Hair?

April 29, 2022

Chia seeds are an ancient superfood that have been used for centuries for their nutritional benefits. But did you know chia seeds benefit hair, too? Using chia seeds for your hair—both by eating them and choosing hair-care products that include them—is a great way to promote strong, shiny hair. This is one of our favorite benefits of eating chia seeds for hair, because who doesn’t want lustrous locks! Plus, chia seeds can even help promote hair health, something that’s very important if you’re dealing with hair loss. 

Knowing the benefits of chia seeds for skin and hair, and especially how chia seeds benefit hair, can help you get your own aging hair back to its shiny, lustrous glory. Keep reading to find out how chia seeds benefit hair in addition to being a nutritional powerhouse.

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