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Must-Have Minis for All Your Summer Escapes

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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For "How Seasonal Allergies Affect Your Hair and Scalp", Better Not Younger features a dermatologist checking the hair of a women over 40.

How Seasonal Allergies Affect Your Hair and Scalp

Spring is in full swing! We love the longer days and warmer weather, but with the seasonal shift comes the seasonal allergies we don't love. 

We know that the uptick in pollen, mold and ragweed in the spring can cause sneezing and itchy, watery eyes. But did you know that seasonal allergies can also affect your scalp and hair, causing itchiness, flakiness and even hair loss? Yikes! 

Keep reading as we answer your biggest questions about seasonal allergies and hair loss, scalp allergies and even how your hair itself can have an impact on your seasonal allergies.

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A woman over 40 reading a digital label of hair products on her phone.

How to Read Hair Product Labels Like a Pro

Sometimes reading product labels can feel like reading a foreign language. There are numbers and dates that seem random, along with ingredients and terms we're unfamiliar with. Even terms we do know can be unclear. 

Should we avoid specific ingredients in our hair products? What's the difference between "unscented and "fragrance-free?" And how can we break down the label itself? 

We sat down with Dr. Debra Lin, Chief Scientific Officer at Better Not Younger, to get the 411 on how to read hair product labels. Keep reading for answers to the most common questions related to reading labels, plus a handy list of terms typically found on beauty and hair-care labels to help you decode them like a pro and make the healthiest hair product choices.

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Sonsoles Gonzozles, founder of Better not younger, poses with a black dress.

Breaking Biases: Better Not Younger’s 3rd Anniversary

With aging comes change, but it also brings benefits—like wisdom, confidence and above all, gratitude. It is these gifts of time that inspired Sonsoles Gonzalez to develop Better Not Younger three years ago—and she harnesses these blessings each and every day as she builds a hair-care brand that’s breaking biases around aging and what it means to be a woman in her 40s, 50s and 60s+.

Through Better Not Younger, Sonsoles and her team are pushing boundaries, championing age inclusion and diversity, empowering women and above all, normalizing conversations around menopause and female hair loss.

So who better to chat with than the founder and CEO herself! Better Not Younger has been on an extraordinary journey these past three years—and she’ll be the first to tell you that she owes it all to the amazing community of women who have inspired and supported the brand along the way.

Better Not Younger has made great strides in the clean hair-care movement through the development of plant-based hair products and sulfate-free hair care designed specifically for women over 40. With a mission to enhance—not conceal!—aging hair, Better Not Younger gives women access to high-quality clean hair products that are cruelty-free and designed to improve hair, scalp and inner health.

Keep reading as Sonsoles talks about her secrets to #AgingGratefully, becoming an entrepreneur and building a business in her 50s, and how she believes that it is absolutely possible to look better without looking younger. 

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The volumizing conditioner from Better Not Younger adds body to your hair by lightly conditioning and washing away cleanly.

Do Volumizing Conditioners Work?

Volumizing products that claim to add lift and fullness may not be effective on hair that is already thick and heavy. However, for finer strands, Better Not Younger’s Wake Up Call Volumizing Conditioner could be just what you need.
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Sulfates and parabens have gradually entered the average vocabulary over the last decade and you might be surprised to learn what popular hair care brands include in their ingredients

The Truth Behind Sulfates and Parabens

Sulfates and parabens have gradually entered the average vocabulary over the last decade as more and more people turn their focus toward what they’re really putting in their hair. You might be surprised to learn what popular hair care brands include in their ingredients and should always check the ingredients in your hair care products before choosing which products are best for you.
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Hair serum can provide many benefits, but the wrong ingredients can lead to various adverse reactions. Learn here about the side effects of hair serum.

What Are the Side Effects of Hair Serum? Are There Any?

No doubt you’ve heard rave reviews about hair and scalp serums — they have revolutionized the hair care industry with their protective, smoothing, and nourishing capabilities. Yet you can’t help but wonder if all of the hype is too good to be true. Surely, there must be a downside.

Any substance applied to your hair or scalp has the potential for side effects because everyone’s body chemistry reacts differently to the variety of ingredients. If you have sensitive skin, fragile hair, or use a product contrary to its instructions, hair serum could end up causing more harm than good.

What are the side effects of hair serum? Let’s explore the different serum types and examine their potential downsides.
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Is Sulfate-Free Shampoo Good for Fine Hair?

Is Sulfate-Free Shampoo Good for Fine Hair?

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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