Can Dry Shampoo Hydrate the Scalp?

Daily shampooing isn’t an option for some of us. We often need to skip a day, either because overwashing leaves us with a dry scalp, or we lack time in the morning before rushing out the door. Whatever the reason, using dry shampoo between washes is a great way to refresh and renew our tired strands in between washings.

Sometimes though, dry shampoos can, well, dry out our hair and scalp. So, is it possible for a dry shampoo to moisturize our mane and scalp? Yes, it is. The best dry shampoo to improve scalp moisture includes a conditioning ingredient like konjac root to fortify scalp health and hydration.


Why Does My Aging Scalp Need Dry Shampoo?

Our hair and scalp become more vulnerable as we age, due to decreasing levels of estrogen and progesterone during menopause. Fine, brittle strands replace the lush locks we once enjoyed. Additionally, the sebaceous glands in our follicles generate less protective sebum oil.

In the face of these challenges, your scalp and hair-care routine may require an adjustment. For example, using liquid shampoo daily may have worked in your younger years, however, using it too often can rinse away your natural oils, giving you dry hair and an itchy scalp

On the other hand, washing your aging hair too infrequently causes other issues, like an oily scalp and tresses that dull and lifeless. Dry shampoo bridges the gap between shampooing, absorbing excess oil while providing enough hydration to prevent overly parched skin.

What Is the Best Dry Shampoo to Improve Scalp Moisture?

The best dry shampoo is one that gives you healthy hair and leaves your scalp feeling revitalized. Better Not Younger’s Fresh Start Scalp Renewing Dry Shampoo strikes the perfect balance between oil control and moisture retention.

Our talc-free, gentle formula safely nourishes your skin while volumizing your locks. It contains nutritional plant extracts and other ingredients, including:

  • Tapioca starch: The highly porous molecules of tapioca starch powder absorb excess oil while creating friction and strand separation. This brings exceptional fullness and bounce to your limp hair between washes.

  • Botanical extracts: Grapefruit, orange, melon, vanilla and lavender extract nourish and condition your scalp while leaving your hair smelling refreshed.

  • Biotin: An essential B vitamin, biotin improves your skin’s moisture retention capabilities and boosts your scalp’s keratin infrastructure.

  • Licorice: This herb acts as an antioxidant, soothing your scalp and reducing inflammation. It may also be beneficial in improving hair health by opening pores and strengthening hair follicles.

  • Konjac root extract: Made from the tuberous root of an Asian herb, konjac root extract works to effectively hydrate your scalp skin every time you apply our dry shampoo. It penetrates the outer dermis layer of your skin, absorbing moisture and drawing it to the surface. 

Using Fresh Start Scalp Renewing Dry Shampoo for Maximum Hydration

On the days you skip your regular shampoo (or anytime your hair needs a pick-me-up!), take the following steps to renew and rebalance your scalp:

  1. Twist the cap to open your bottle of Fresh Start Scalp Renewing Dry Shampoo.

  2. Shake the powder onto your scalp and roots along your natural part lines.

  3. For extra volume, flip your hair upside down and apply more powder at the roots behind your head and along your hairline.

  4. Run your fingers or a brush through your hair to distribute and remove excess product.

  5. The next time you shower, rinse away Fresh Start to avoid buildup. Wet your hair and massage your scalp to create a low-suds lather. Then rinse it away with all the dirt and oil.

  6. Follow this with your usual volumizing or repairing shampoo.

Our Fresh Start is safe for all hair types, including keratin-treated, chemical-treated and color-treated hair. It's also paraben-free, sulfate-free and cruelty-free. Plus, our amphoteric formula is gentle on sensitive skin.

Refresh and Hydrate Your Scalp with Better Not Younger

Despite being called a shampoo, dry shampoo doesn’t clean your hair the way liquid shampoo does, so it shouldn’t be used as a substitute for regular shampooing.

Instead, use our Fresh Start Scalp Renewing Dry Shampoo once or twice a week for a healthy scalp, refreshed tresses and balanced hair biology. Then, stop by our Shop page to discover our complete line of aging hair solutions. Better Not Younger helps you enjoy a great hair day, every day.

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