How To Get Rid of Dry Hair

By Subodh / May 9, 2011

Getting rid of dry hair is sometimes a challenge but it is not entirely impossible. Unless you are in a heavy metal band or you have other reason for this, you probably find this problem to be embarrassing.

Dehydration Issues

People with dry hair usually also have a dry scalp. In fact, scalp dehydration extends from the follicles to the ends.

Other associated problems include excess static cling, frizziness, and itchiness (the scalp). Some people who have a dehydrated scalp also may have dandruff.

Cause

The main cause of dry hair is lack of natural scalp oil production to the crown and temple of the head. It could be because you are not drinking enough water or you are using harmful styling aids or ineffective shampooing products. Washing too often can also be a cause because this is another action that strips away your body’s natural oils.
It could also be because you are eating a poor diet or smoking too much. Drinking too much alcohol can dehydrate you and that can increase chance of scalp dehydration.

All in all, just not taking care of yourself like you should is a major problem. For instance, if you let seborrhea, dermatitis, or eczema go untreated this could result in increased drying of both skin and hair.

Yet another issue that contributes to increased hair dryness is cold, dry air. However hot, dry air can also be a problem, and so can harsh winds.

Correcting Dryness

If you want to get rid of dry hair and scalp you can try a variety of corrective actions. Please view and use one or more of the following relevant tips:

  • Change your shampoo or conditioner. This can make all the difference because the product that is meant for your hair or skin condition would help balance you out. The result is no more dryness.
  • Use moisturizing styling products. Try to find more naturally-based sculpting gels or sprays. Furthermore, try to find products that have natural oils or other moisturizing agents in them.
  • Be careful when using blow dryers, curling irons, etc. You do not want to use them excessively. You also do not want to turn the settings on too high and then burn your scalp or your hair. Try to find irons and styling tools that use as low of a heat setting as possible to create the same result.
  • Change your diet. Fresh fruits and vegetables as well as foods rich in fatty acids and lean proteins can help keep your scalp moist, and thus you should have far better-looking locks. Making sure you are taking in enough essential vitamins and minerals (especially calcium) also is a must.
  • Go to a professional stylist. While you receive a wash, cut, and/or style you may also learn of healthier products to use at home. For instance, you may be introduced to the right kinds of shampoo or hairspray.

The above tips should work well for you. When in doubt you should also consult a medical professional for help.

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