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Natural Ingredients We Love for Curly Hair

Natural Ingredients We Love for Curly Hair

April 06, 2022

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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Ageless Beauty: Better Hair Today than in Your 20s!

April 04, 2022

At Better Not Younger, we know that beauty isn't tied to age. So what does ageless beauty mean? When we think of ageless beauty for hair, it means timeless, confident style and hair that is strong and healthy. 

If you're like us, you probably put your hair through a lot in your youth! (Remember the ‘80s?) From heat styling with no heat protectant to harsh dyes to ignoring scalp care, we were rough on our hair. 

But by the time we're into our 50s and 60s, we've moved past those poor choices. We know what works for our hair, and we have a better sense of our own personal style. Now we're focused on timeless looks and maintaining the healthiest hair possible because we know that healthy hair is gorgeous hair! 

As women, one of our most common concerns is hair thinning with age. But thin hair doesn't have to be something we accept or feel insecure about! We can fight back by supporting our hair from root to tip. Read on to learn more about combating age-related hair thinning and other top hair issues we face with age, so you can achieve better hair today than in your 20s!

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The Definitive Guide to Fine Hair for Women Over 40

The Definitive Guide to Fine Hair for Women Over 40

March 30, 2022

Having fine hair can definitely be a double-edged sword. Sure, fine hair often means we have smooth, silky locks. But we also find our hair falling flat, appearing greasy and being super prone to breakage, damage and flyaways. 

Fine hair can be temperamental. So how can we best care for it? 

Better Not Younger dug into the specifics of fine hair care and produced this guide to caring for your fine locks. And if you’re dealing with fine, damaged hair, we have the products to help you protect and repair it, too! Read on to learn how to best care for your fine, aging hair, plus the difference between fine hair and thin hair!

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10 Signs You Have High Porosity Hair

March 28, 2022

Hair porosity is a hot topic right now, and for good reason! Tons of factors can affect our hair's porosity, from environmental exposure to bleaches and dyes to hair texture and genetics. Understanding your hair's porosity is important so you can tailor your hair-care regimen to better address your hair issues.

 

Hair porosity is tied to the integrity and tightness or looseness of your hair cuticles and simply refers to how well your hair can absorb and retain moisture. Generally speaking, low porosity hair struggles with absorbing moisture but excels at retaining it, while high porosity hair readily absorbs moisture but struggles to hold it in.

 

So how can you tell whether you have low, medium or high porosity hair?

 

Better Not Younger compiled 10 signs of high porosity hair, along with tips and tricks for dealing with some of the most frustrating symptoms of highly porous hair!

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6 Biases Against Women’s Hair

March 25, 2022

As women, we put up with a lot of opinions about our hair, and this (often) unsolicited advice only increases as we age. We all know that age bias exists, and our hair is no exception. There's ageism in hair care, in advertising and in much of the media we consume. 

So many "shoulds" are piled onto women, especially after 40: We should wear certain hairstyles "appropriate" for middle-aged women, we should cover our grays and we should chop off longer locks—and many of these have permeated the workplace as well. 

If there's no one drowning out the judgment, this can feel overwhelming! 

At Better Not Younger, we get it. Our company was founded specifically to push back on the belief that there's no market for quality, aging hair-care products. Newsflash: Women don't simply disappear after we hit menopause! 

We compiled a list of past and present hair biases, including aging hair-care biases, that women have been hearing for far too long, plus our take on these false, outdated myths!

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#AgingGratefully Made Easy

#AgingGratefully Made Easy

March 23, 2022

If you read the Better Not Younger blog regularly or follow us on social media, you probably know that we’re celebrating our 3rd anniversary this March! It's a milestone that we're proud of and incredibly grateful for. And since March is Women's History Month, we decided to talk about women aging gratefully. (No, that's not a typo!)

The notion of aging gratefully is particularly meaningful to our founder, Sonsoles Gonzalez: “For me, aging gratefully means taking a moment to thank and recognize the many people in my life that have cared for me, supported me and guided me—my parents, my mentors, my husband, my children and my friends. They have all played a huge role in shaping who I am today.” 

So in the spirit of inspiring a little grateful aging among our community, we highlighted our favorite positive effects of aging. We're grateful for all of them. As 19th century mathematician Ada Lovelace said, "Strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them." We couldn't agree more!

10 Benefits of Aging We’re Grateful for Every Day

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Is Rice Water the Secret to Stronger Hair?

March 21, 2022

If you've watched hair-care videos on TikTok, you've definitely seen influencers swearing by rice water for strong, shiny hair. It's trendy right now, and devotees claim that rice water makes their hair stronger, healthier and shinier. 

But can rice water really build stronger hair? 

Better Not Younger has the 411 on the rice water craze. Read on to learn more about the science behind rice water's benefits for hair, potential side effects of rice water on your hair and scalp, and why rice bran oil for stronger, healthy hair may be the better option for your delicate, aging tresses!

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6 Reasons Our Hair Thrives in Spring

March 18, 2022

If you live in an area that stays cold, snowy and overcast for the majority of winter, spring can't come soon enough! Not only does our hair thrive in spring, but our minds, bodies and spirits do, too. Moving out into nature more, soaking in mood-boosting sunlight and enjoying later sunsets invigorates us mentally and physically. 

If your hair-care routine was pushed to the back burner this winter, don't worry! We've put together 6 reasons our hair thrives in spring, along with some spring hair-care tips to help you experience better hair and scalp health so you can step into the new season with your best style yet!

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