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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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How to Detangle Tresses, for All Hair Types

September 13, 2021

What’s one thing that curly hair, straight hair and gray hair all have in common? They all become tangled at one point or another. Some more easily or severely than others. Major problems arise, however, when that tangled hair goes ignored and untreated, gradually morphing into matted hair and more often than not leading to hair breakage. The absolute last thing anyone wants to do is cut out various sections of hair, but tangled hair and hair breakage are no joke—especially when you’re dealing with delicate aging tresses. Before you result to the most drastic of measures, we’ve got a few tips on how you can detangle your tangled hair from the comfort of your own home—and we’ve tailored our tips to your hair type to make it super easy. When it comes to knotted, tangled hair—or even matted hair—it all comes down to how you detangle it (gently!) and what tangled hair products you use.

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16 Volume-Enhancing Styling Tricks for Thin, Aging Hair

September 10, 2021

Styling your thinning hair shouldn’t be something you dread in the morning. Even though our hair thins as we age, it still has a lot of life in it—we just have to treat it a little more gently and show it a lot of love. The key to loving aging hair that has thinned is pumping up that hair volume to a 10! The process for giving your strands an extra splash of volume starts at the salon and carries through to your own hair habits at home.

Whether we’re mastering no-heat styling tricks or using every tip we know to add thickness to thinning hair, there are tons of ways to get that bit of boost. Ahead, you’ll find our favorite tricks for adding volume to even the thinnest hair—including some of our best no-heat hairstyles and hacks. Say goodbye to dull, flat hair and hello to volume!

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How Your Curly Hair Changes With Age and What You Can Do About It

August 18, 2021

If you have naturally curly hair, you’re probably all too familiar with the love-hate relationship between you and your hair. It can be a struggle that those with straight hair just don’t understand. But whether you’ve been straightening your hair for the last 30 years or not, it’s never too late to embrace your curls.

 

As you age, your curls can loosen, change their shape or even form new curl patterns due to hormonal and environmental factors. Or maybe you’re experiencing curly hair for the first time in your life as your aging locks change the shape of your hair follicles. No matter the reason, the transition to your new hair shape or texture can feel daunting. Especially if your aging curly hair is also starting to gray because that can affect your hair’s texture as well.

 

If you don’t know where to start, don’t worryBetter Not Younger is here to help you fall in love with your curls again.

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Age-Related Alopecia: How Can You Manage It?

August 16, 2021

Hair loss, or alopecia, can happen at any time during our lives and can have various causes. Though it's relatively uncommon early in life, many of us will experience some degree of age-related alopecia as we approach menopause.

For women, alopecia means a gradual hair thinning due to a reduction in the number of strands. As a result, you may notice more hair on your pillow or in the shower drain, or less bulk in your ponytail and a widening part line. Thankfully, there are actions you can take to manage this condition.

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Need-to-Know Secrets to Thicker Gray or White Hair

July 19, 2021

As you age, you may start to notice changes in your hair. Aside from the obvious color transformation, one obvious issue many women deal with is thinning gray or white hair. If you notice your hair losing its thickness, don’t worry. While aging affects the quality of your hair and the overall health of your scalp, we have plenty of tips and tricks that can help you rejuvenate and revitalize your hair as you get older.

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