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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 I Wash My Hair More in the Summer?

June 06, 2022

We've all heard that we shouldn't wash our hair daily, but what about when it's hot outside? We're more active outdoors in the summertime, which means more sweat and grease on our scalp. It feels good to take a nice, cool shower after being outside on a hot summer day. But how often should we wash our hair in the summer? 

The answer hinges on a couple of factors. How many times a week you should wash your hair in the summer is dependent on your hair type and your activity levels. If you're doing a lot of high-intensity cardio outdoors, you may need to wash your hair more frequently than someone spending most of her days indoors. 

We put together a guide to help you determine how often you should wash your hair in the summer, along with some pro tips to help you get by between wash days no matter your hair type! Read on to learn more about the ideal shampooing frequency for your hair type and summer activities!

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How to Prep Your Hair for a Day at the Pool

June 03, 2022

We love summer because it's the season for cookouts, vacations and pool parties. The weather is gorgeous, and the overcast, gloomy winter is a distant memory. But those family pool parties can take a toll on our hair, causing it to dry out and even turn green! 

Pool water is rough on our hair because of the chlorine used to kill bacteria in pools. At low levels—like the amount found in tap water—chlorine doesn't really hurt our hair. But at the increased levels found in pools, it's important to protect your hair from chlorine because it strips our hair of its natural oils. This results in frizz and dry, damaged hair. 

So, how can we protect our hair from chlorine while still having fun swimming with our friends and family this summer? Read on for more about how to protect your hair from chlorine and how to prevent your hair from turning green in the pool!

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How to Stop Sweat from Ruining Your Summer Hairstyles

June 01, 2022

Along with gorgeous summer weather comes an increase in heat and humidity, which can cause sweaty hair and scalp. And we all know that scalp sweating—whether from an intense workout or the summer heat—can wreak havoc on our hair. Frizz, grease and dull, flat hair all result from sweating. 

But is sweating actually bad for our hair? And are there ways we can minimize sweaty hair to ensure a flawless look? 

We've got the scoop on maintaining gorgeous hair despite increased scalp sweating, along with our favorite hairstyle ideas and how to keep your scalp cool when the mercury rises!

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5 Hassle-Free Curly Hairstyles

May 30, 2022

We get it—sometimes spending a lot of time styling your hair is a pain. That’s why easy hairstyles for curly hair are a must for anyone with curls for days. Whether you’re looking for hairstyles for wavy hairhairstyles for frizzy hair or just a new style to try out with your curls, we have five hassle-free curly hairstyles from which to choose. Your first step is understanding your hair texture and what kind of cut you’re going for, but from there, it’s just a matter of mastering the style and selecting the products you need. Each of our picks relies heavily on the haircut so that the styling part is as simple as can be. Check out these easy hairstyles for curly hair.

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Summer Kickoff: Essential Guide to Summertime Hair Care

May 27, 2022

While many of us remember to slather on sunscreen to protect our skin in the summer sun, we don’t always think about what our hair needs. With socializing and spending more time outdoors finally part of the plan, our hair counts more than ever! 

Chlorine, saltwater and sun are all drying, so when it comes to summer hair, the keyword is moisture. A lack of moisture in our hair can lead to split ends, breakages and dandruff, as well as an overproduction of natural oils to compensate for the dehydration. 

We’re here to talk about how to protect, style and repair your tresses in any summertime situation. 

Let’s get started!

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Pro Tips for Preventing Your Hair Color from Fading

May 25, 2022

Nothing is more frustrating than leaving the salon with a gorgeous, vibrant new hair color, only to find that beautiful hair color faded within two weeks. Watching our fresh hair color come out in the shower is like watching money go down the drain!
So, what can you do if your hair dye keeps washing out?
Incorporating hair products for color-treated hair into your hair-care routine is crucial. As we age, it becomes even more essential to protect our aging locks from environmental, physical and chemical stress. Protecting our hair after dyeing not only helps maintain the health of our hair, but it also helps prevent our hair color from coming out in the shower and turning brassy or dull.
We’ve got expert advice for dealing with hair color that fades quickly, along with how you can incorporate hair products safe for color-treated hair into your hair-care routine to extend the life of your color. Read on for more tips on how to prevent your hair dye from washing out!

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Could Your Gut Be Behind Your Hair Loss?

May 23, 2022

Digestive problems and hair loss are two common issues many people, especially women, face. But what may be less widespread is the knowledge that digestion and hair loss can go hand in hand, because your gut is tied to nearly every function in your body. When your gut health is off, everything is off—and that means if you have poor gut health, you could even experience hair thinning and hair loss. Gut health and hair loss may not have been something you considered when meal planning for the week, but perhaps you will going forward! There’s a lot to understand about gut bacteria and hormonesdigestive problems and hair loss, and all the ways you can improve your own gut health. So let’s get started!

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Top Skincare Tips to Know as You Approach Menopause

May 20, 2022

For a long time, talking about menopause was a cultural taboo. This left many of us in the dark about what to expect for menopause skin changes like breakouts, dryness and discoloration. 

Thankfully, conversations about menopause and aging skin are changing. We're learning more about what we should know heading into midlife and how menopause can affect our hair and skin. 

And we've made considerable headway recently! According to Jill Angelo, CEO and Founder of Gennev, "There are so many more companies and brands taking on menopause from various different vantage points. This has driven up the conversation in the media, and as a result, women are starting to talk about it more and more. It’s so wonderful to see the progress in the past two years and I can’t wait to see where it goes!" 

Read on to learn more about the best skincare for menopausal skin and what menopause skin changes to expect!

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