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How Your Curly Hair Changes With Age and What You Can Do About It

August 18, 2021

If you have naturally curly hair, you’re probably all too familiar with the love-hate relationship between you and your hair. It can be a struggle that those with straight hair just don’t understand. But whether you’ve been straightening your hair for the last 30 years or not, it’s never too late to embrace your curls.

 

As you age, your curls can loosen, change their shape or even form new curl patterns due to hormonal and environmental factors. Or maybe you’re experiencing curly hair for the first time in your life as your aging locks change the shape of your hair follicles. No matter the reason, the transition to your new hair shape or texture can feel daunting. Especially if your aging curly hair is also starting to gray because that can affect your hair’s texture as well.

 

If you don’t know where to start, don’t worryBetter Not Younger is here to help you fall in love with your curls again.

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How Do Repairing Conditioners Work on Damaged Hair?

August 11, 2021

You've always had healthy, hydrated hair. But lately, your locks are brittle, broken and frizzy. These are signs of damaged hair. Even if you’re following the same styling routine you always have, your changing body chemistry through menopause can lead to aging hair that is thinner and more damage-prone than ever before.

Damaged hair not only looks dull and unhealthy, but it's also likely to feel dry and rough-textured. Thankfully, it's possible to stop these trends in their tracks and prevent future damage. Repairing conditioners help damaged hair by moisturizing and utilizing protein to rebuild gaps in the strands.

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Regular shampoo may not be enough to maintain a well-balanced and healthy scalp. Exfoliate using a scalp cleanser one to two times per week for a deeper detox.

How Often Should I Use a Scalp Cleanser?

June 11, 2021

As the location where your skin and hair unite, your scalp is unique. Many women overlook this part of their bodies, but regular exfoliation is mandatory to achieve healthy, lustrous hair.

Shampooing cleans your scalp to a point; however, a more intensive detox done regularly will help you fortify your hair follicles and bolster your scalp's health by eliminating:

  • Excess oils
  • Product buildup
  • Dead skin cells
  • Dirt and debris

How often you use a scalp cleanser will depend on several factors (i.e., hair type and condition), but you should generally do it every seven to 10 shampoos. 

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Dry shampoo refreshes your hair and increases volume between washes. Discover how using the correct dry shampoo can help you retain scalp moisture.

Can Dry Shampoo Hydrate the Scalp?

June 02, 2021

Daily shampooing isn’t an option for some of us. We often need to skip a day, either because overwashing leaves us with a dry scalp, or we lack time in the morning before rushing out the door. Whatever the reason, using dry shampoo between washes is a great way to refresh and renew our tired strands in between washings.

Sometimes though, dry shampoos can, well, dry out our hair and scalp. So, is it possible for a dry shampoo to moisturize our mane and scalp? Yes, it is. The best dry shampoo to improve scalp moisture includes a conditioning ingredient like konjac root to fortify scalp health and hydration.

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How Long Does It Take for Eyelashes to Grow Back

How Long Does It Take for Eyelashes to Grow Back?

May 31, 2021

Lashes are often considered a universal sign of beauty. They may be associated with higher levels of confidence, attractiveness and well-being. Most of us desire long, thick, dark lashes that make our eyes "pop." However, beyond aesthetics, lashes are a crucial part of your lid margin anatomy (the edge of your eyelids). 

Your lashes provide a barrier between your eye's internal and external environment and are extremely sensitive to threats and irritants. Additionally, they act as sensors to trigger a blink reflex when a foreign object gets close to your eye, preventing injury and safeguarding your eyes from particles. 

Knowing this, we don’t want to be without our lashes for long. So, how long does it take for them to grow back? About six weeks if there was no damage to your eyelid or follicle; longer if you pulled out your eyelash.

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Sulfates found in many shampoos can strip away your natural oils, leaving your aging hair vulnerable to damage.

Why Are Sulfates Bad for Your Hair?

May 24, 2021

Sulfates do a great job of helping shampoos remove sweat, oil and grime from your hair. Yet, your hair and scalp need to retain some of their natural oils and moisture to remain healthy. 

When sulfate shampoos strip away too much moisture, your hair becomes dry and brittle. Mix this with the effects of menopause, and you have a recipe for frizzy, unmanageable and thinning hair! 

Switching to a sulfate-free shampoo can help, especially if it’s a product with ingredients designed to address aging hair challenges.

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Can Sulfate-Free Shampoo Dry Out My Hair?

Can Sulfate-Free Shampoo Dry Out My Hair?

May 10, 2021

As those of us with aging scalps can attest, using the wrong shampoo can make an already challenging condition much worse.

One of the main advantages of using quality sulfate-free shampoos is that they are much gentler on sensitive scalps when used properly. They won’t exacerbate the dryness or itching you may already be experiencing. 

Sulfate-free shampoos are less likely to dry out your hair than sulfate shampoos. This is especially true when you use sulfate-free shampoos designed to treat the underlying causes of dryness.

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What Is the Best Scalp Cleanser?

August 12, 2020

To achieve healthier, stronger, and thicker hair, you need a thriving scalp. Oil, dirt, sweat, and bulky hair products can leave residue behind that builds up on your scalp. This buildup causes dryness, itching, flakes, and ultimately leads to thinner and weaker hair.

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