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Volumizing Shampoo Good for Thin Hair

Is Volumizing Shampoo Good for Thin Hair?

December 29, 2020

Hair density is one of the most important standards women use to determine how they feel about themselves. It profoundly affects their self-esteem because thick, lustrous hair is so strongly identified with a woman's idea of femininity. 

Yet this beauty challenge is not uncommon. Hair loss in women occurs in an estimated 50% of U.S. women, and about 30 million will experience female pattern hair loss (FPHL). This form of hair loss can escalate during menopause due to decreased estrogen. Making matters worse, menopause shrinks our follicles, causing wispy hairs to replace thicker strands. 

To address this beauty challenge, many of us turn to hair thickening products or volumizing shampoos; however, not every product meshes well with our hair's underlying biology. Is volumizing shampoo bad for thin hair? Continue reading to find out. 

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Is Sulfate-Free Shampoo Good for Fine Hair?

Is Sulfate-Free Shampoo Good for Fine Hair?

December 27, 2020

Sulfates are primarily responsible for the thick lather that forms when you clean with soaps and detergents. Some people say their hair feels cleaner after using sulfate shampoos; however, these shampoos can have a detrimental effect on your hair and scalp — exacerbating the challenges aging women face with hormone-related thinning and fine-textured hair.

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Hair Supplements by Better Not Younger

How Do Hair Supplements Work?

December 24, 2020

Though most women ingest enough nutrients to support hair and scalp health through their diet, aging, medical conditions, and other issues could lead to vitamin deficiencies.

Hair supplements are products containing vitamins, minerals, and other micronutrients designed to ensure you are getting enough vital substances your body needs to produce dense, thriving locks.

All hair, nail, and skin supplements typically include vitamins A, C, and E, plus B-complex vitamins, and biotin. Marine collagens are also found in supplements promoted for healthy hair. Though uncommon, women with vitamin deficiencies can experience a number of side effects.

For example, biotin deficiency can lead to hair loss and scalp eczema, while insufficient consumption of A and E vitamins can leave you with dry skin and brittle hair. Read on to learn how hair supplements work.

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What Is the Best Supplement for Hair Loss?

What Is the Best Supplement for Hair Loss?

December 16, 2020

Hair loss is a fact of life a lot of us will have to face. According to the Cleveland Clinic, one out of two women will face noticeable thinning. Female pattern hair loss (FPHL) is the most common cause, affecting nearly 30 million U.S. women. No matter how healthy and voluminous your locks have been, at some point, we are bound to notice more scalp showing through our strands. Age-related hair loss can be challenging to contend with; however, there are methods available to treat it.

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Why Do We Lose More Hair During Fall and Winter

Why Do We Lose More Hair During Fall and Winter Months?

December 12, 2020

Nothing messes up a relaxing hot shower like the discovery of a clump of hair in your drain — especially when the hair clump is the size of a small animal. More likely than not, you are dealing with seasonal hair loss. According to research studies, your hair’s growth cycle follows a seasonal trend related to how your body reacts to the changes to the amount of sunlight it receives. The good news is that you can help slow shedding and boost hair and scalp health during the colder seasons. Keep reading to learn why we lose more hair during the fall and winter months and what we can do about it.

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How to get rid of dry scalp and itchiness? A Beauty Expert Answers

How to get rid of dry scalp and itchiness? A Beauty Expert Answers

December 05, 2020

The scalp is where our follicles are, where the hair strand is still alive and can benefit from the proper care. Sebaceous glands are also located in the scalp, producing oils that help coat hair strands providing elasticity and resilience and also helping to keep scalp skin moisturized. Underneath the first layer of the skin there are many capillary bases, an area with many blood vessels that help nourish the hair.

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Is It a Good Idea to Get Regular Scalp Massages?

Is It a Good Idea to Get Regular Scalp Massages?

November 24, 2020

Who doesn’t love those 10 or 15 minutes of lying, head back, in the salon sink, and receiving a tranquil scalp massage from their stylist? That is usually the best part of the appointment because it feels incredible and yields a number of health benefits, from the exfoliating of product build-up to generating stronger strands. It can be especially beneficial for those of us with aging hair and scalps. Regular scalp massages can wake up skin oil production, improving the quality and texture of our tresses. Read on to further explore whether it’s a good idea to get regular scalp massages.

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Is It Better to Put Serum on Wet or Dry Hair?

Is It Better to Put Serum on Wet or Dry Hair?

November 21, 2020

Many of us use serums as part of our daily skincare routines to smooth wrinkles, reduce age spots, lift bags, and moisturize our face and neck. Just as vital is scalp and hair care serums. Quality hair and scalp serums can curb thinning, hair loss, breakage, and other age-related issues. However, just as the different types of serums vary, so do the different ways to apply them to get the best results. To get the most out of the hair care products you purchase, make sure you are using them correctly. Let's look at the different types of serums and whether it is better to put each on wet or dry hair.

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