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In this article "Should I Rotate My Shampoo", BNY features a mature model with ginger long hair with dubitative expressions.

Should I Rotate My Shampoo?

We’ve all been there: We finally find a sulfate-free shampoo that works wonders for us! Our hair feels clean, manageable and healthy. Friends compliment us and ask what we’re doing differently with our hair. Then slowly, we notice the results start to fade. Or perhaps it’s more an issue of inconsistent results.

Maybe our hair feels dry after we shampoo with our trusty repairing shampoo. Or, our volumizing shampoo gives great boost and sleek shine one day but allows our tresses to fall flat and frizz up the next. Or maybe our hair just never feels clean anymore, in general. 

It might be time to consider rotating your favorite sulfate-free shampoo with another great option. Read on to learn how switching up your shampoo can help address all your hair concerns!

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A woman washing her hair with sulfate free shampoo.

The Right Way to Wash Your Hair with Sulfate-Free Shampoo

Nothing washes away a bad hair day—or a bad mood, for that matter—better than an invigorating hair wash. But as anyone who has ever made the switch to sulfate-free shampoo knows, there are a few challenges that come along with using a sulfate-free formula when you wash your hair—namely creating that sudsy lather we typically equate with feeling clean.

While sulfate-free formulas may be more lather-resistant than regular shampoos, they are equally effective at removing dirt and excessive oil from your scalp—not to mention they offer a whole bunch of hair-nourishing benefits to boot!

Washing your hair with sulfate-free shampoo simply requires a little more shampooing savvy before you start, and a little extra effort along the way—all certainly worth it! That’s why we’re letting you in on the essential secrets to know for cleaning your hair!

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BNY features 3 mature women with 3 different hair types and issues. From gray medium lenght hair to long wavy brown hair.

Fast Fixes: The Best Shampoo for Your Hair Issues

We all have a specific hair type and, as a result, different hair issues—so it makes sense that every woman’s go-to shampoo looks a little different. While shampoos that are sulfate- and paraben-free are one of the commonalities in our aging hair handbook, we recognize that our delicate tresses have unique needs. 

That’s why we designed a collection of hair cleansing products to cater to all the hair issues your aging tresses encounter, from strands that are flat and thin to curls that have lost their shine and bounce. Keep reading to learn all about our problem-solving sulfate-free shampoos and everything you need to know when choosing the right shampoo for you!

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Gabriela is a 48 years ol model looking amazing curly hair | Better Not Younger

What Is the Best Shampoo for Curly Hair?

Bounce Back Super Moisturizing Shampoo for Curly Hair is designed with a revolutionary curl-reviving 5-plant butter and oil blend containing coconut butter, Amazonian Cupuacu and Southeast Asian Kokum butters, and Buriti and Abyssinian oils, all incorporated to ensure that the hydration stays where you need it most >
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Beautiful mature woman looking gorgeous with a summer look and amazing hair volume that implies she takes seriously her hair care routine to avoid hair damage during summer and grow hair all year long.

Do You Experience More Hair Loss in Summer?

Seasonal hair loss, more specifically hair loss that begins in the summer months, is a common concern among many women. In fact, even Google Trends supports this phenomenon with a marked increase in searches for “hair fall” beginning toward the end of summer and peaking well into the middle of autumn. So what’s really going on?

By understanding the link between healthy hair and the hair growth cycle, we can better recognize how our hair evolves through the seasons and whether hair loss in summer is real. While it’s unrealistic to think you can completely avoid shedding throughout the year, we’ll also take a look at a few hair loss treatments you can try at home to make sure your shedding doesn’t become extreme.

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Comparison of two different products for the hair care products. A chemist woman in a white coat, a researcher, holds two flasks with a white liquid in her hands

Best Alternatives to Sulfates for Removing Dirt and Oil from Hair

With so many companies promoting their new sulfate-free products, or remaining eerily silent on the subject, it can be hard to know where your needs fall. Should you keep using products with sulfates? Or do you want to make the switch because you’re worried they might be causing your skin or hair to dry out?


And now the question of sulfate-free shampoo and hair loss is surfacing. In order to understand whether sulfate-free shampoo causes hair loss or not, it’s first important to understand what sulfates are, and why exactly they’re included in so many of your products.

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Dry shampoo can help your hair in many different ways. It may seem confusing to use at first, but dry shampoo is super easy and convenient to apply.

How to Use a Dry Shampoo

There are many reasons why you would use dry shampoo. Maybe you're in the middle of your hair-washing cycle and need to refresh your hair a little. Or perhaps you overslept and didn't have enough time to wash your hair and be on time for work. 

Whatever the reason may be, dry shampoo provides flexibility without compromising on hygiene. Because we associate shampoo with water, the term “dry shampoo” might sound confusing. However, dry shampoo is extremely easy to use and less labor-intensive than typical shampooing.

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Sulfates found in many shampoos can strip away your natural oils, leaving your aging hair vulnerable to damage.

Why Are Sulfates Bad for Your Hair?

Sulfates do a great job of helping shampoos remove sweat, oil and grime from your hair. Yet, your hair and scalp need to retain some of their natural oils and moisture to remain healthy. 

When sulfate shampoos strip away too much moisture, your hair becomes dry and brittle. Mix this with the effects of menopause, and you have a recipe for frizzy, unmanageable and thinning hair! 

Switching to a sulfate-free shampoo can help, especially if it’s a product with ingredients designed to address aging hair challenges.

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Second Chance Repairing Shampoo for Dry or Damaged Hair is full of vitamins and other nourishing ingredients to fortify and pamper your aging hair and scalp

How Does a Repairing Shampoo Work on Damaged Hair?

If your hair is frizzy, dull, and unruly, it could be because it is damaged. Chemical treatments, high-heat styling, and the inevitable passage of time converge to weaken the structure of your strands. This leads to unsightly split ends and breaking along the hair shaft, which also thins your hair and makes it harder to manage. 

Although nothing can completely bind your strands' layers back together or permanently fix your split ends, repairing shampoos can go a long way toward helping. These hydrating products smooth your hair’s outer layer to improve shine and moisture retention. They also work to fortify your strand composition against future damage. 

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How to Prepare Your Hair for Chemotherapy

How to Prepare Your Hair for Chemotherapy

Once you know what to expect from your hair during chemotherapy, you can prepare for what’s ahead. Sometimes, getting ready for what’s to come can take much stress and anxiety off your shoulders. You can do several things during the treatment to improve your hair care routine, and even more decisions should be made beforehand. Take your time and focus on everything you can do to make your treatment less stressful and give yourself as much of a headstart as possible.


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Can Sulfate-Free Shampoo Dry Out My Hair?

Can Sulfate-Free Shampoo Dry Out My Hair?

As those of us with aging scalps can attest, using the wrong shampoo can make an already challenging condition much worse.

One of the main advantages of using quality sulfate-free shampoos is that they are much gentler on sensitive scalps when used properly. They won’t exacerbate the dryness or itching you may already be experiencing. 

Sulfate-free shampoos are less likely to dry out your hair than sulfate shampoos. This is especially true when you use sulfate-free shampoos designed to treat the underlying causes of dryness.

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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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