I don't know if it is my new cut or the products.... I'm guessing a little of both but I recently took a trip to an Aveda store to get some recommended products. These are so amazing! I can wear my hair unwashed for a second day for the first time ever!!!!! By day 2 my hair has always been so stringy, flat and oily looking. I bought this powder stuff and the hairspray and they are wonderful. About 2o bucks each, a little steep but worth it thus far.