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4 Summer Fruits We Love for Our Hair

Fruits for hair health might not be something you ever considered when you sat down by the pool with your summer smoothie. But there’s more to that refreshing drink than just the delicious flavor! Some of your favorite fruits are actually quite beneficial when it comes to hair loss, scalp moisture and strengthening hair follicles. 

When we say fruits for hair, though, we don’t necessarily mean that you should take a strawberry and smash it up into your strands. While it may smell nice—and there are certainly plenty of DIY fruit hair masks you can whip up to nourish your hair and supplement the fruits you already feed your hair through your diet—there are added benefits to an actual fruit hair product that’s formulated to help your hair.

Hair-care products often use fruit extracts and oils, which can help boost scalp moisture and tone down breakage. These ingredients can do even more, though, like protect hair from free radicals, nourish hair follicles, and even bring back shine to dull, aging hair. Plus, fruit hair products often smell good, too! 

There’s a lot to love about fruits for hair health and how they can benefit your locks. Check out four of our favorite summer fruits for hair health and find out which Better Not Younger products you should reach for if you want to give fruit hair products a try.

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Does Argan Oil Protect Hair from Heat?

By now, most of us are pros at styling our hair. After all, we've had decades of trial and error with it! But identifying the right products to protect our hair from the high temperatures of curling irons, flat irons and other heat stylers might be less clear to us. 

Argan oil has been generating buzz lately for its hydrating and heat-protecting properties. Those who swear by argan oil claim that it's an excellent heat and hairstyle protector. But does argan oil as a heat protectant live up to the hype? 

Is argan oil a good choice for hair heat protection? And does it do anything else for our hair besides offering heat protection? Read on to learn more about what argan oil can do for your ha

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Are Chia Seeds the Secret to Strong, Shiny Hair?

Are Chia Seeds the Secret to Strong, Shiny Hair?

Chia seeds are an ancient superfood that have been used for centuries for their nutritional benefits. But did you know chia seeds benefit hair, too? Using chia seeds for your hair—both by eating them and choosing hair-care products that include them—is a great way to promote strong, shiny hair. This is one of our favorite benefits of eating chia seeds for hair, because who doesn’t want lustrous locks! Plus, chia seeds can even help promote hair health, something that’s very important if you’re dealing with hair loss. 

Knowing the benefits of chia seeds for skin and hair, and especially how chia seeds benefit hair, can help you get your own aging hair back to its shiny, lustrous glory. Keep reading to find out how chia seeds benefit hair in addition to being a nutritional powerhouse.
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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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Make the Switch to Clean Hair Care Today!

When we talk about "clean products," there's often not a set definition. Sometimes we’re referring to a product that’s made with organic, all-natural or no unpronounceable ingredients. Other times the words ethically sourced, mindfully created and no harmful ingredients are part of the conversation. And what role does transparent labeling play in it all? The real definition can be hard to pin down. 

So when we say "clean hair care," what does this mean? 

At Better Not Younger, it means that our products prioritize safety and efficacy. This means non-toxic ingredients that are safe for people and the planet—with efficacious and certified-safe plant-based and synthetic ingredients being the active drivers of results. We know that older women are savvy shoppers who pay attention to the labels on their hair and beauty products, which is why we’re transparent about our ingredients. And we know that hair products without harmful ingredients are imperative. That's why our founder, Sonsoles Gonzalez, built Better Not Younger as a clean hair-care line dedicated to women over 40. 

Read on to learn why making the switch to clean hair products is so important and how Better Not Younger stays at the forefront of clean hair care!

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Natural Ingredients We Love for Curly Hair

Natural Ingredients We Love for Curly Hair

Curly hair, while gorgeous, can be a lot to manage. It calls for a delicate balance of time and products to maintain healthy curls, but knowing what works for your hair can make everything a bit easier. Vegan curly hair products are packed with natural ingredients that will show your hair so much love, especially as your hair ages. These vegan hair products for curly hair are formulated with nourishing oils, butters, vitamins and more that will bring moisture into your strands and seal it in, too. Because curly hair is prone to dryness and breakage, it’s important to use products that will stop that from happening or fix it once it has. 

Opting for some of the best natural ingredients for curly hair, like olive oil and shea butter for curly hair, and two of our favorites, argan oil and murumuru butter, will show your curls the love they deserve. Most importantly, when considering your hair-care routine, incorporate these ingredients throughout all the vegan curly hair products you use—this includes a vegan shampoo for curly hair, a moisturizing conditioner for curly hair, a curly hair serum or boost spray and even a restoring mask. The best natural ingredients for curly hair are found in a number of vegan hair products for curly hair, you just have to know what you’re looking for. Here are some of our go-tos.

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The Healthiest Diets for Your Hair

We all start new diets for a variety of reasons—trying to lose weight, dealing with inflammation, understanding food allergies and more. But when you go on a diet, a lot of different things happen with your body beyond your digestive system. For example, there’s a link between diet and hair loss and all your new diets will affect your hair—though it’s not always bad.

A lot of weight loss diets, however, can be really harmful to your hair because they’re restrictive. Depriving your body of vitamins and nutrients needed for hair growth means your hair will be crying out for nourishment. On the flip side, a diet for healthy hair can keep your hair strong and shiny. Keep reading for a look at some of the most popular diets and what they can do to your hair, as well as our pick of the best diets for healthy hair.

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