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Is It Better to Air-Dry or Diffuse Curly Hair?

Is It Better to Air-Dry or Diffuse Curly Hair?

July 13, 2022

Curly hair is having a moment in the spotlight! Tutorials for how to style curly locks are all over social media, and it seems like everyone wants to rock a curly look. Those of us with natural curls know that proper curl care is essential, especially during the drying phase.

With this new attention to curl care, people are debating whether it's better to air-dry or diffuse curly hair and whether we should diffuse our curls with hot or cold air for the best look.

We dug into the pros and cons of air-drying versus diffusing curly hair, along with the best temperature to use if you choose to diffuse. Keep reading to learn more about which option is best for your curls!

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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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Better Not Younger features a woman with long layers on her curly hair as a way to illustrate this article about easy hairstyles for curly hair.

5 Hassle-Free Curly Hairstyles

May 30, 2022

We get it—sometimes spending a lot of time styling your hair is a pain. That’s why easy hairstyles for curly hair are a must for anyone with curls for days. Whether you’re looking for hairstyles for wavy hairhairstyles for frizzy hair or just a new style to try out with your curls, we have five hassle-free curly hairstyles from which to choose. Your first step is understanding your hair texture and what kind of cut you’re going for, but from there, it’s just a matter of mastering the style and selecting the products you need. Each of our picks relies heavily on the haircut so that the styling part is as simple as can be. Check out these easy hairstyles for curly hair.

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9 Secrets to Shiny, Healthy Hair

9 Secrets to Shiny, Healthy Hair

April 20, 2022

If your hair has lost its shine, it can put a damper on your look. Glowy hair not only draws others’ eyes to you, but it can instantly make you feel more confident while it’s swishing around your head. This is why we’re letting you in on our favorite secrets to shiny, healthy hair. While heading to the salon for a glossy hair treatment is one way to boost your hair’s shine, there are things you can do right at home, too. In fact, the secrets to naturally glowy hair that’s glossy and shiny are all pretty easy to incorporate into your routine—and if you do, your aging strands will thank you.

The first step to getting coveted shiny hair? Pick out products to make hair glossy. While this is a not-so-secret secret to shiny hair, it’s one that many people don’t even realize they should do. Select shampoos and conditioners that are formulated with natural ingredients that can help you out if your hair has lost its shine. And if you already have shiny hair and just want to maintain it? Using products to make hair glossy can help you do that, too. The secret to great hair is taking care of it, which is what we’re here to help with. Your secret to shiny hair can be found right here.

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Natural Ingredients We Love for Curly Hair

Natural Ingredients We Love for Curly Hair

April 06, 2022

Curly hair, while gorgeous, can be a lot to manage. It calls for a delicate balance of time and products to maintain healthy curls, but knowing what works for your hair can make everything a bit easier. Vegan curly hair products are packed with natural ingredients that will show your hair so much love, especially as your hair ages. These vegan hair products for curly hair are formulated with nourishing oils, butters, vitamins and more that will bring moisture into your strands and seal it in, too. Because curly hair is prone to dryness and breakage, it’s important to use products that will stop that from happening or fix it once it has. 

Opting for some of the best natural ingredients for curly hair, like olive oil and shea butter for curly hair, and two of our favorites, argan oil and murumuru butter, will show your curls the love they deserve. Most importantly, when considering your hair-care routine, incorporate these ingredients throughout all the vegan curly hair products you use—this includes a vegan shampoo for curly hair, a moisturizing conditioner for curly hair, a curly hair serum or boost spray and even a restoring mask. The best natural ingredients for curly hair are found in a number of vegan hair products for curly hair, you just have to know what you’re looking for. Here are some of our go-tos.

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10 Signs You Have High Porosity Hair

March 28, 2022

Hair porosity is a hot topic right now, and for good reason! Tons of factors can affect our hair's porosity, from environmental exposure to bleaches and dyes to hair texture and genetics. Understanding your hair's porosity is important so you can tailor your hair-care regimen to better address your hair issues.

 

Hair porosity is tied to the integrity and tightness or looseness of your hair cuticles and simply refers to how well your hair can absorb and retain moisture. Generally speaking, low porosity hair struggles with absorbing moisture but excels at retaining it, while high porosity hair readily absorbs moisture but struggles to hold it in.

 

So how can you tell whether you have low, medium or high porosity hair?

 

Better Not Younger compiled 10 signs of high porosity hair, along with tips and tricks for dealing with some of the most frustrating symptoms of highly porous hair!

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6 Biases Against Women’s Hair

March 25, 2022

As women, we put up with a lot of opinions about our hair, and this (often) unsolicited advice only increases as we age. We all know that age bias exists, and our hair is no exception. There's ageism in hair care, in advertising and in much of the media we consume. 

So many "shoulds" are piled onto women, especially after 40: We should wear certain hairstyles "appropriate" for middle-aged women, we should cover our grays and we should chop off longer locks—and many of these have permeated the workplace as well. 

If there's no one drowning out the judgment, this can feel overwhelming! 

At Better Not Younger, we get it. Our company was founded specifically to push back on the belief that there's no market for quality, aging hair-care products. Newsflash: Women don't simply disappear after we hit menopause! 

We compiled a list of past and present hair biases, including aging hair-care biases, that women have been hearing for far too long, plus our take on these false, outdated myths!

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Fast Fixes: The Best Conditioner for Your Hair Issues

March 11, 2022

We all know that we should use a conditioner every time we wash our hair, especially as we age and our tresses tend to become drier. But just like shampoos, conditioners are not one-size-fits-all. Tailoring your conditioner to your unique hair texture and needs is important to help fix your hair concerns and have you on the road to your best hair yet! 

Whether you're looking for a volumizing conditioner, a conditioner for damaged hair or the best conditioner for curly hair, we've got you! Read on to learn more about the best type of conditioner for your individual hair issues!

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