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Why Is My Hair So Dry Even with a Conditioner?

October 15, 2021

Beyond hair thinning, lack of moisture is a primary challenge we face as we age. Our skin glands produce less sebum making our tresses feel perpetually dry. Having low hair porosity or even high hair porosity and using the wrong products can also contribute to having dry hair, even when using a conditioner. Low porosity hair is hard to hydrate while high porosity hair loses moisture easily.

Many of us attempt to moisturize our locks, but they can remain brittle and dry, no matter what we do. For example, trying to hydrate with extra coconut oil may only lead to clogged pores and oily hair. To achieve silky, smooth locks, the key is tailoring your solutions to your aging hair and scalp.

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BNY is featuring a mature woman blow drying her gray hair. First of all, when you blow-dry your hair, you don’t want it to be sopping wet, as it becomes more prone to damage.

11 Ways You're Causing Hair Breakage

October 11, 2021

Hair breakage can make having a good hair day even harder—but it’s easy to avoid if you take care of your hair the right way. This means more than just using high-quality products on your hair, though. Preventing hair damage or hair breakage can even come from changing up your diet, taking on new habits at the salon, and eliminating stress (easier said than done, we know). But when you do all these things and more, you’re not just preventing hair breakage—you’re giving your locks the chance to really thrive and be the luscious face-framing tresses you truly want. Keep reading for 11 hair breakage causes and their solutions.

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How Do Repairing Conditioners Work on Damaged Hair?

August 11, 2021

You've always had healthy, hydrated hair. But lately, your locks are brittle, broken and frizzy. These are signs of damaged hair. Even if you’re following the same styling routine you always have, your changing body chemistry through menopause can lead to aging hair that is thinner and more damage-prone than ever before.

Damaged hair not only looks dull and unhealthy, but it's also likely to feel dry and rough-textured. Thankfully, it's possible to stop these trends in their tracks and prevent future damage. Repairing conditioners help damaged hair by moisturizing and utilizing protein to rebuild gaps in the strands.

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Dry, damaged and frizzy hair like this may result from a vitamin deficiency. Better Not Younger supplements tackle your hair challenges from the inside out.

Frizzy Hair: Could It Be a Vitamin Deficiency?

July 21, 2021

Many of us have struggled with frizzy hair all of our lives. For example, those with naturally curly hair know how it’s more prone to frizz, especially under humid conditions. For others, frizziness may be a periodic signal that your strands need extra TLC.

They could be broken, dry or damaged, with frayed ends and a texture that is wiry and out of control. Why the sudden change? Your frizzy hair could be attributed to hormone fluctuations, changes to your daily hair-care routine or even a vitamin deficiency. 

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How to Hydrate Your Dry Hair in the Summer Heat

How to Hydrate Your Dry Hair in the Summer Heat

July 16, 2021

The height of summer means the hottest days of the year, and depending on where you live, those days could be full of humidity or as dry as the desert. But either way, summer means more sweat, and more sweat usually means extra showers.


So whether you mean to or not, if you have a habit of washing your hair every time you shower, there’s a good chance your extra showers are actually depleting your scalp of healthy oils and leaving your hair feeling dry and brittle.


Summertime also means you’re likely to find yourself relaxing by the pool or at the beach. The sun, chlorine and saltwater you’ll undoubtedly encounter will all play a part in creating your dry summer hair. Learning to be proactive and protect your hair from dehydration isn’t so different from surviving summer when you have thinning hair. Remember that natural oils are healthy and swim caps can save you from a headache later on down the road.

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Keep reading to learn about all the sneaky little qualities present in your water, what they do to your hair, and what exactly you can do about them.

Could Your Water Be Hurting Your Hair?

July 05, 2021

Have you ever wondered why even when you use the same products, in the same exact way, you get different results when you’re traveling or away from home? 


The water quality at your hotel or relative’s house probably isn’t the first thought that comes to mind. However, just as the condition of your hair can easily vary depending on the climate or season, your hair and the products you use will also react differently when you wash it in hard water vs. soft water.


Does your hair feel dull, brittle or frizzy no matter what you seem to do? Do you feel like you have to cleanse your hair multiple times and apply copious amounts of shampoo to see any sort of suds? When you step out of the shower, does your scalp feel dry to the point of itching? 


If any of this sounds familiar, you might be dealing with hard water. The “hardness” or “softness” of water is determined based on the concentration of minerals it contains, namely calcium and magnesium. But that’s not all. Did you know the pH of your water is important to the health of your hair as well? 


Keep reading to learn about all the sneaky little qualities present in your water, what they do to your hair, and what exactly you can do about them.

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Dry shampoo refreshes your hair and increases volume between washes. Discover how using the correct dry shampoo can help you retain scalp moisture.

Can Dry Shampoo Hydrate the Scalp?

June 02, 2021

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.

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You may need to use a hair mask up to twice per week to enjoy the maximum benefit, especially if your tips are dry or damaged.

How Often Should I Use a Hair Mask?

May 13, 2021

Hair masks have the same primary purpose as your everyday conditioner—to deliver moisture and improve your strands' condition. Knowing how, and how often, to use them is essential for achieving the greatest benefits.


Generally, your hair mask should be used once or twice per week in place of your regular conditioner. The ideal frequency will depend on the current condition and type of your tresses. If they're dry or damaged, you will likely need this deep-conditioning treatment more often. Healthy or oily hair can get by with less frequent applications.

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