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Less Is More: Why Too Much of a Good Thing Can Be Bad for Your Hair

October 18, 2021

Too much of a good thing...isn’t always a good thing. Take your hair, for example. Doing too much of what you consider to be healthy habits can backfire on your locks, leading to dry, dull, damaged hair and even hair loss. Yes, good hair habits can cause hair damage. Not cool, we know!

 

It’s a delicate balance to take care of your hair properly, especially aging hair that needs some extra love. But we have to be careful not to show our hair too much love. Too much washing, brushing and styling can lead to undesirable outcomes, and that’s something no one wants. Here’s what we mean when we’re talking about hair health.

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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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Why Does My Hair Grow So Slow?

Why Does My Hair Grow So Slow?

October 13, 2021

You may have noticed that your hair grows faster or slower at different times throughout your life. Many factors can contribute to these fluctuations, and when we’re talking about slow hair growth, nutritional deficiencies, stress and hot styling tools are just a few of the culprits. 


But before we dive into all the reasons your hair grows so slow, it’s important to understand the hair growth cycle and how it can impact how fast or slow your hair grows.

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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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8 Signs You Might Be Washing Your Hair Too Frequently

October 06, 2021

In the same way that not washing your hair enough can damage your hair, washing your hair too often can do much the same. In fact, shampooing your hair too often can lead to a number of problems with hair and scalp health—some of which you may not have ever even considered.

 

Though everyone’s hair—and hair routine—is different, there are a few universal truths to what happens to hair when it’s not properly cared for. No matter what type of hair you have, washing it too often can lead to hair loss. It can also make your hair brittle and vulnerable to breakage, which is especially concerning for thin, aging hair that is already so fragile.

 

There are a handful of signs to watch out for that’ll tell you that you’re washing your hair too often, and only one of them is hair loss. Your other hair concerns could actually be traced back to jumping in the shower too often, but it’s easy enough to fix your hair routine and find your way back to shiny, healthy hair in no time. 

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How to Get Brassiness Out of Your Hair

October 04, 2021

Now that summer is coming to an end, you may notice that your hair color has changed a bit over the last few months. Depending on your natural hair color, or the color you started the season with, you might actually like your new hue. But if not, then you’re probably wondering how you can get rid of your new unwanted warm tones.

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The Benefits of Dry Brushing for Your Hair, Scalp and Body

October 01, 2021

Flaky, dry skin is a common skincare issue for women. Especially as aging reduces sebum production, leaving us less oil to moisturize our skin and scalps. And this is even worse in the winter when the cold winds and hot showers converge to heighten skin dryness.

As skin cells build up on the surface and flake off, you'll likely experience itchiness, clogged pores and blocked hair follicles. Dry brushing is one method to rid your epidermis of buildup and has a wide range of benefits for your hair, scalp and body systems.

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