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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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Better Not Younger features on How To Fix Bubble Hair (Wet Heat Damaged Hair), a mature woman over 40 with short brown hair holding a heat protectant spray.

Here's What You Need to Know About "Bubble Hair"

March 02, 2022

You might not know what "bubble hair" is, but if you've used heat stylers on damp or wet hair, chances are that you've dealt with the fallout from it. And if you’ve been inconsistent with using a heat protectant before blow-drying, curling or flat-ironing your locks, then you probably have some heat damage, especially at the ends of your hair. But this damage might not technically qualify as bubble hair. So how can you tell the difference? 

Keep reading to learn all about the signs and consequences of bubble hair for your delicate, aging tresses. We discuss whether heat damage causes hair loss and how a heat-damaged hair treatment plan that includes routine trims at the salon and the use of a heat protectant for wet hair are essential in healing your tresses and kicking brittle, damaged hair to the curb!

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About No Remorse Heat Protection & Taming Spray

February 21, 2022

If you routinely heat style your hair, you probably know that you should use products to protect your hair. There are tons of options on the market, so how do you know what to look for in a quality heat protectant? And why, exactly, do we need to use a heat protectant every time we apply heat to our hair? 

A lot of the reason has to do with the characteristics of aging tresses. As our estrogen levels decrease over time, our scalp produces less sebum, which is the oil that keeps our hair hydrated and strong. This reduced sebum production is why our hair becomes drier and more brittle as we age. We also lose shine and start to see dullness on aging hair. That’s why nourishing ingredients like argan and avocado oils as well as vitamin E in a heat protectant is so important. 

As we age, faithfully using a moisturizing heat protectant spray to protect hair from heat styling is critical. A good heat protectant prevents damage to brittle locks. (Think of it as a sunscreen for your hair!) Better Not Younger's No Remorse Heat Protectant & Taming Spray is a light-weight, hydrating option infused with plant oils and vitamin E to coat strands and create a physical barrier between your hair and the heating element.

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Heat Styling 101: 16 Ways to Safeguard Your Strands

December 20, 2021

Whether you use a blow-dryer, flat iron or curling iron, damage from heat styling is damage, no matter how you slice it. And brittle strands, split ends and frizz are just a few of the ways it shows up.

But knowing the proper precautions and preventative steps to take to protect your hair from heat styling, especially aging hair, is half the battle when you’re styling your hair with heat. The other half is perfecting your styling skills—and we can help with both!

Keep reading for expert techniques and protective tips approved by the pros, plus our favorite heat protectant styling products designed to not only reverse the damage that’s already been done but also stop future damage in its tracks!

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Better Not Younger features a mature woman with blonde hair trying to figure out what her gift is by getting close to the box and putting her ear near it as if she is about to shake the box.

The Ultimate Holiday Hair Gift Guide

November 19, 2021

From stocking stuffers and gift sets to hair-care products that cater to all lifestyles, hair types and hairstyling habits, our ultimate holiday hair gift guide is packed with clean- and cruelty-free hair goodies designed to guarantee great hair days ahead for all the women on your gift list this holiday season.

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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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How to Get Brassiness Out of Your Hair

October 04, 2021

Now that summer is coming to an end, you may notice that your hair color has changed a bit over the last few months. Depending on your natural hair color, or the color you started the season with, you might actually like your new hue. But if not, then you’re probably wondering how you can get rid of your new unwanted warm tones.

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17 Easy No-Heat Hairstyling Hacks

July 26, 2021

As we age, heat and hot styling tools become some of our hair’s worst enemies. Sure, we have our No Remorse Heat Protection & Taming Spray at the ready to shield our strands when only our favorite hot appliance will do.

But as a general rule, limiting the amount of heat we subject our delicate strands to is the smartest plan of action for our aging locks. Especially as summer’s temperatures soar—and our tresses really seems to take on a mind of their own—who wants to aim even more hot air their way? 

This is why we’re ditching the heat in favor of air-drying our locks with this roundup of hairstyling hacks designed to help you beat the heat and look your best.

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