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10 Summer Habits That Can Cause Hair Loss

10 Summer Habits That Can Cause Hair Loss

June 17, 2022

We know that our hair needs more TLC in the summer, but we might not realize that we're doing small things that can have major consequences for our hair! Little habits like sleeping with wet hair, wearing our sunglasses on our head, and letting our hair air-dry in the sun can damage our hair, leading to breakage and even hair loss.

Read on to learn more about 10 summer habits that can damage our hair and how to prevent breakage and hair loss from each one!

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Why Going to Bed with Wet Hair Is a Bad Idea

January 12, 2022

We know how tempting it can be to take a quick shower before bed and dive between the sheets. Giving your hair time to dry or even pulling out the blow-dryer is labor intensive, and for night showerers, this sometimes just feels like too much work. Thus, going to bed with wet hair.


There are some issues with sleeping with wet hair, though, that you should be aware of before you continue on with this habit. While there are some myths surrounding sleeping with wet hair, some red flags you’ve heard are actually true. (Spoiler alert: Thin wet hair is fragile!) Here’s what you need to know about having wet hair at bedtime.

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BNY is featuring a mature woman blow drying her gray hair. First of all, when you blow-dry your hair, you don’t want it to be sopping wet, as it becomes more prone to damage.

11 Ways You're Causing Hair Breakage

October 11, 2021

Hair breakage can make having a good hair day even harder—but it’s easy to avoid if you take care of your hair the right way. This means more than just using high-quality products on your hair, though. Preventing hair damage or hair breakage can even come from changing up your diet, taking on new habits at the salon, and eliminating stress (easier said than done, we know). But when you do all these things and more, you’re not just preventing hair breakage—you’re giving your locks the chance to really thrive and be the luscious face-framing tresses you truly want. Keep reading for 11 hair breakage causes and their solutions.

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A mature woman with thumbs up pointing to Better Not Yongers logo and smiling while she wears a bathrobe and has her hair wet due to the shower with hard water

Hard Water And Hair Loss: What You Need To Know

September 29, 2021

Hard water may look like regular water, yet it impacts your hair and scalp differently from soft water. It’s not considered dangerous to your health, yet it can cause problems for your scalp and hair. 

After many showers or baths, hard water minerals in your hard water form a film on your hair, preventing moisture from entering. It can also cause scalp buildup and create challenges for your follicles, leading to dullness, dryness and if left unchecked, hair loss. 

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A woman styling her natural gray hair in front if the mirror. If you have gray hair, chances are that you face some of these common problems:

What Are Some Common Issues with Gray Hair?

July 09, 2021

Gray hair affects more than just how you look. It often requires a different hair-care regimen—one that may involve a little more maintenance than you’re used to.

While your hair is unique, the changes in quality, thickness and texture you experience when going gray are common issues. Luckily, the right products, consistency in using them and a little determination are all you need to make your silver strands shine.

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Keep reading to learn about all the sneaky little qualities present in your water, what they do to your hair, and what exactly you can do about them.

Could Your Water Be Hurting Your Hair?

July 05, 2021

Have you ever wondered why even when you use the same products, in the same exact way, you get different results when you’re traveling or away from home? 


The water quality at your hotel or relative’s house probably isn’t the first thought that comes to mind. However, just as the condition of your hair can easily vary depending on the climate or season, your hair and the products you use will also react differently when you wash it in hard water vs. soft water.


Does your hair feel dull, brittle or frizzy no matter what you seem to do? Do you feel like you have to cleanse your hair multiple times and apply copious amounts of shampoo to see any sort of suds? When you step out of the shower, does your scalp feel dry to the point of itching? 


If any of this sounds familiar, you might be dealing with hard water. The “hardness” or “softness” of water is determined based on the concentration of minerals it contains, namely calcium and magnesium. But that’s not all. Did you know the pH of your water is important to the health of your hair as well? 


Keep reading to learn about all the sneaky little qualities present in your water, what they do to your hair, and what exactly you can do about them.

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Enjoy shinier hair, softer skin, and stronger nails by boosting your diet with supplements by Better Not Younger.

How Long Does It Take for Hair, Skin and Nail Supplements to Work?

June 25, 2021

Poor diets or lack of sun can leave us with wispy hair, dry skin and brittle nails. Thankfully, vitamins and minerals are available in pills and delicious gummies to fortify our diets. Supplements formulated to target our hair, skin and nails are especially beneficial for those of us experiencing the effects of aging and menopause.

Because everyone’s underlying physiology is different, and our hair, skin and nails regenerate at varying rates, the timetable for results will differ for everyone. That said, it may take a year or more to see results, but improved moisture, thickness and elasticity are typically the first signs of a turnaround you'll see. 

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A lot of women with thinning hair opt to keep their locks short to increase their hair’s volume.

How to Survive Summer When you Have Thinning Hair

June 16, 2021

Summer’s here, and after more than a year spent indoors, it’s time to get out and enjoy the warm weather. But even with your excitement for the new season, you might be wondering how you can protect your delicate, thinning hair from summer’s environmental aggressors.


Thankfully, we’ve got you (and your hair) covered. From tips to keep you looking your best without adding stress to your tresses to easy remedies you can do at home to ensure your thinning hair thrives, we’re here to help you survive summer and make sure it’s a worry-free one, well, at least where your thinning hair’s concerned.

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