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Which Superpower Scalp Serum Is Right for You?

Which Superpower Scalp Serum Is Right for You?

September 09, 2022

When we think about age-related beauty routines, we usually focus on skincare that addresses fine lines, wrinkles, dullness and age spots. We've all seen tons of ads for face creams and serums. But it's super important that we don't forget the aging skin on our scalps. When we neglect our scalps, they can become irritated, unbalanced and unable to support healthy hair. 

Enter scalp serums! 

Like skincare products made for aging skin, scalp serums for mature hair help fight common concerns of aging that happen to our scalp and hair. The main difference is that scalp serums also work hard to support an optimal environment for better hair. The best scalp serums rejuvenate the scalp using natural ingredients to encourage a balanced and toned scalp, nourish follicles and support healthy hair from root to tip.

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10 Hairstyling Hacks to Hide Thinning Hair

August 31, 2022

Thinning hair can be incredibly frustrating, especially if it’s completely out of our control. Though our hair naturally starts thinning as we age, there are also genetic conditions that affect the way hair grows. If thinning hair is something you’ve dealt with for a while, you might already have some tips for how to hide thinning hair or how to cover thinning hair. If this is a new experience for you, though, we’re here to help with plenty of hairstyling tips and tricks to cover crown thinning, wide hair parts and other sparse patches. Here’s how to hide thinning hair.

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5 Ways to Get Beach Waves—No Curling Iron (or Beach!) Required

5 Ways to Get Beach Waves—No Curling Iron (or Beach!) Required

July 06, 2022

Gorgeous beach waves and swept-back curtain bangs are huge right now! If you were blessed with naturally wavy, voluminous hair, you're all set for the beach waves trend! But for those of us with pin-straight hair, achieving beach waves usually involves heat styling, which can be taxing on our delicate locks.
Not to worry! We put together a list of easy tips for getting the heatless beach waves you want this summer completely sans curling iron or beach! (And check out our list of 17 heatless hairstyling hacks, if you're looking for ideas beyond beach waves!)
Read on to learn how you can rock heatless beach waves even if you have fine or thin hair!

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Must-Have Minis for All Your Summer Escapes

June 08, 2022

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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Should You Try a Hair Botox Treatment?

Should You Try a Hair Botox Treatment?

May 16, 2022

We've all heard about botox treatments for our skin, but what about hair botox treatments?

 

Hair botox is the latest trend in moisturizing and hair smoothing options. Stylists love it because it is chemical-free and effective while being gentle enough for all hair types. It helps fill in thinning hair fibers to create the look of fuller hair, and it provides lasting hydration and smoothness for dry, rough hair textures.

 

But what makes hair botox different from other options on the market?

 

We've got the scoop on the benefits of hair botox treatments, the best shampoo for hair botox aftercare, and how hair botox works. Read on to learn more about whether hair botox might be a good option for you!

 

 What Is Hair Botox and How Does Hair Botox Work?

 

Let's start with what hair botox isn't. Despite the name, it doesn't contain the botulinum toxin ingredient that skin and migraine botox treatments have. Hair botox isn't an injection, and it doesn't require a dermatologist to perform the treatment.

 

Instead, hair botox is a deep conditioning treatment that helps smooth rough hair texture and adds luster to dull locks. The treatment formulation can vary, but hair botox is a combination of peptides, proteins, fatty acids and vitamins that smooth the hair cuticle and seal in moisture, making it a good option for healing and moisturizing dry, damaged hair. And because it helps to restore hair fibers by filling in gaps, hair botox for fine hair also helps thin, flat tresses appear fuller. 

Hair botox treatments are different from Brazilian Blowouts, however, because while they both focus on smoothing hair texture and adding shine, Brazilian Blowouts also straighten hair strands for weeks at a time.

It's important to keep in mind, though, that similar to keratin treatments like the Brazilian Blowout, hair botox treatments require heat to close the cuticle and seal the conditioning treatment into the strands—and this is typically done with a flat iron. So if your aging hair is especially fine or fragile, be sure to talk to your stylist in advance. The upside of a hair botox treatment is that with smoother, healthier and more hydrated hair as the result, you may be less inclined to reach for damaging hot styling tools for everyday styling! 

What Are the Benefits of Hair Botox Treatments?

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5 Menopause Symptoms That Catch Women Most Off Guard

May 11, 2022

It’s typical that women have at least some knowledge of what to expect before getting their first period, having sex for the first time, and having a baby. However, preparation for menopause, a rite of passage every woman will experience, is practically non-existent. Most women report being caught off guard and surprised by the physical and emotional changes. In fact, it’s common for women to question whether a symptom is related to menopause or something else.
In the early stages of perimenopause, before your periods become irregular, it can be hard to sort out what’s menopause-related and what’s not. With at least 34 symptoms associated with menopause, and conditions like a thyroid problem with similar symptoms, it’s easy to see why there’s so much confusion. Classic symptoms like hot flashes, trouble sleeping, vaginal dryness and low libido grab the spotlight since they are the most frequent symptoms women experience. However, that leaves 30 other symptoms, many of which women are unaware. Which one’s catch women most off guard? Read on for my pick of the top five.

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Becoming a First-Time Mom in Your 40s

May 02, 2022

More women than ever are choosing to become first-time moms at 40 and beyond. We've been hearing for years that 40 is the new 30, and the increase in women having their first pregnancy over 40 shows that 40 isn't too late for women who want to become mothers. (Some women even experience a miracle pregnancy after menopause!)
 
We hear a lot about shifting family dynamics in our 40s when we send our kids off to college. But what about those of us who waited until later in life to conceive? Or those of us who struggled with conception or full-term deliveries, and only became mothers for the first time in our 40s? Our families are changing, too, just in a much different way! Knowing what to expect when you have your first pregnancy over 40 can be hard because pregnancy content tends to focus on moms in their 20s and 30s.
 
So, we compiled some pros and cons of having a baby at 40, along with what first-time moms at 40 can expect during pregnancy. Read on to learn more about the benefits of having children later in life.

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How to Hide a Widening Hair Part

April 25, 2022

Sometimes thinning hair sneaks up on us. Because women aren't prone to patchy or concentrated hair loss patterns like men, our hair loss tends to show up gradually. We start to notice more hair in our shower drain. Our ponytails become thinner, and our hair part becomes noticeably wider. 

The realization that we might be dealing with thinning hair can be upsetting, but there are steps we can take to tackle female-pattern hair loss and thicken our ponytails and hair parts. 

To understand why our hair parts are getting wider, it's important to look at what can cause hair loss and thinning, along with steps we can take to support healthy hair growth and how to camouflage a wide hair part in the meantime.

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