Which Superpower™ Scalp Serum Is Right for You?

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.

Inphographic about the best scalp serum for your hair and scalp needs


What Do Scalp Serums Do?

Quality scalp serums have a bunch of benefits for your hair and scalp. Scalp serums for thinning hair contain concentrated ingredients that support gentle exfoliation to remove buildup from product, excess oils and old flaky dead skin cells. They also condition hair strands at the root. Dry scalp serums and root-activating serums for thinning hair use a blend of vitamins, minerals and plant extracts to support a balanced scalp with normal sebum production and nourished follicles. Serums take a good hair-care routine to the next level! 

So how can you find the best scalp serum for you? 

It can be hard to know which scalp serum will be the best scalp serum for your hair and scalp needs. We get it! That's why we created a quick and helpful Scalp Quiz —along with our Better Hair Quiz—to help you decide. Read more about our two favorite scalp serum choices below.

Superpower™+ Advanced Hair Densifying Scalp Serum

It’s the Best Scalp Serum for:

Noticeable hair thinning and a sensitive scalp.

Common Signs of Noticeable Hair Thinning:

  • A Wider Hair Part 
  • Thinning at the Temples
  • A More Visible Scalp 
  • Thinning at the Crown 
  • Less Volume 
  • Increased Hair Shedding

Common Signs of a Sensitive Scalp:

  • Redness and Sensitivity 
  • Itchiness 
  • Flakiness 
  • Dryness

Why We Love It:

Our all-new Superpower+ Advanced Hair Densifying Scalp Serum is specially designed for noticeable hair thinning and a sensitive scalp that can occur with age and menopause as our hormones become imbalanced. Superpower+ Advanced is our favorite scalp serum for thinning hair because it uses our gentle yet extra-potent Superpower™ blend combined with hair-nourishing and scalp-soothing plant-derived actives like rosemary extract and apple cider vinegar to support thicker-, denser- and stronger-looking hair. In fact, 84% of women said their scalp felt relief after the first application and their scalp was less visible after 8 weeks of use!*

Inside the Bottle:

Superpower™ Blend: A proprietary blend of skin- and hair-loving vitamins like, Biotin and Niacinamide, and a boosted concentration of Procapil™, a patented ingredient proven to thicken the appearance of hair. 

Rosemary Extract: An energizing antioxidant-rich essential oil to support a healthier-feeling scalp and thicker-looking hair. 

Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV): The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar  can help tone and balance the scalp's pH while increasing shine and smoothness in hair strands.

Directions Decoded: How to Apply It

We made our Superpower+ Advanced scalp serum super easy to apply! Just press the button on the cap to load the applicator, part your towel-dried or fully dry hair and apply 2 to 3 drops of the serum per part, working your way all over your scalp. (You'll be creating about 5 or 6 parts total.) Massage the lightweight gel serum into your scalp with your fingers for 2 to 3 minutes, and that's it!

Pro tip: For optimal results, we recommend applying the Superpower™+ Advanced scalp serum every night using the Superpower™+ Advanced Comfort Liquid Comb. The massaging silicone bristles provide soothing scalp relief while helping to encourage nourishing blood flow to the scalp—which helps support healthier, thicker-looking hair—and ensuring the serum goes exactly where you need it!


Superpower™ Fortifying Hair & Scalp Serum

It’s the Best Scalp Serum for:

Early signs of aging hair.

Common Signs of Aging Hair:

      Click here for our complete list of aging hair signs.

      Why We Love It:

      Healthy hair starts at the root, making daily scalp care an essential step in any aging hair-care routine. As we age, our hair strands can become finer, drier, duller and more brittle. To address the early signs of hair aging, we packed our best-selling Superpower™ Fortifying Hair & Scalp Serum with our proprietary Superpower™ blend of proven plant-derived ingredients plus ginger and centella asiatica extracts to nourish the scalp for hair that looks stronger and healthier over time! 90% of women saw visible improvement after 8 weeks.*

      Inside the Bottle:

      Superpower™ Blend: A proprietary blend of skin- and hair-loving vitamins like, Biotin and Niacinamide, and Procapil™, a patented ingredient proven to thicken the appearance of hair. (This is the same scalp-supporting blend found in our Superpower+ Advanced serum—we just tailored it for early signs of aging hair.) 

      Centella Asiatica Extract (Tiger Grass aka Cica):  Rich in antioxidants to soothe and condition the hair and scalp. 

      Ginger Extract: Helps soften and nourish hair strands.

      Directions Decoded: How to Apply It

      Our Superpower Fortifying Hair & Scalp Serum is also easy to use! Simply load the applicator by pressing the button on the cap, part your towel-dried or dry hair and dot the serum onto your scalp. (Again, you'll probably make about 5 or 6 parts to cover your scalp fully.) Massage the lightweight, fast-absorbing serum into your scalp with your fingers for 2 to 3 minutes.

      Pro tip: For the best scalp serum application, we swear by the accuracy of our Superpower™ Liquid Comb Massaging Serum Applicator! The liquid comb’s smooth, retractable aluminum ball-tipped dispensers naturally part hair and hug the scalp to evenly distribute the serum at the root and help energize your scalp and hair follicles. Just run the liquid comb through your hair, and it does the rest!

      Note: Due to this serum’s lightweight, water-based formula, we recommend that you only use it with the retractable aluminum ball-tipped Superpower™ Liquid Comb. The smooth silicone-bristle dispensers of our Superpower™+ Advanced Comfort Liquid Comb are slightly larger to accommodate the gel texture of our Superpower™+ Advanced Serum, so our original serum formula will dispense too quickly if used with the Advanced Comfort Liquid Comb.

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      Better Not Younger knows that mature hair has unique needs and gorgeous hair at any age comes from a healthy scalp. That's why we developed two nourishing, plant-derived scalp serums to specifically address common issues in aging hair.

      Whether you're looking for an anti-hair-thinning and dry scalp serum to address thinning tresses and a sensitive scalp or a scalp serum to nurture your hair and scalp while addressing early signs of aging, Better Not Younger has you covered! Let us help you discover the best scalp serum for your unique hair and scalp needs!

      *Independent consumer trials with daily usage. Individual results may vary.