Dry hair is a problem that both men and women can face and it occurs when your hair does not get or does not retain enough moisture. For that reason, your hair loses its shine and looks "straw".
Dry hair is a sign of damage to the hair and if you do not treat it, it can become brittle. Most cases of dry hair can be effectively treated with simple lifestyle changes.
The most common reasons for the appearance of dry, lifeless hair are genetics, diet, disease, medications, stress, hormonal imbalance, as well as aggressive chemical and cosmetic hair products, as well as inadequate hair care.
In addition, hair care that often contributes to dry hair includes:
* Washing your hair too often
* Use strong shampoos, conditioners or hair styling products
* hair coloring
* Regular hair blow-drying
* Use of electric devices for curling or straightening hair
In some cases, dry hair occurs as a result of a health problem that affects your hair's ability to retain moisture.
* Eating disorders, anorexia nervosa can lead to malnutrition. It can cause dry and brittle hair, along with more serious complications.
* If you have hypoparathyroidism, the parathyroid gland in the neck produces too little parathyroid hormone, which reduces the level of calcium in the blood. Calcium is a key nutrient for healthy hair, as well as bones, teeth and other tissues.
* With hypothyroidism, the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones. Dry and brittle hair is one of the early symptoms of this condition.
In many cases, you can treat dry hair with simple lifestyle changes. Here are a few you can try:
* Avoid shampooing your hair daily.
* Use a shampoo and conditioner designed for your hair type.
* Use moisturizing styling products.
* Avoid chemical hair treatments.
* Avoid flat irons, curlers and electric rollers.
* Avoid prolonged exposure to dry or windy air.
* Protect your hair from the sun
* Use natural masks to care for dry hair
If these changes do not help you solve the problem, we advise you to contact your doctor first, who will then refer you for further examinations.