Why Is My Hair So Dry?


Why Is My Hair So Dry?

Your shampoo bottle would like to have you believe that “dry” is a hair type. Thankfully, that is not the case. Dry hair is a condition that can be treated. Which of the following do you think is stripping your hair of its natural oils?

The Weather

During summer months, your hair experiences overexposure to sun, chlorine, and products with alcohol, all of which can be drying out your strands. During the winter, extreme cold followed by overheating indoors can make hair parched and dry.

Hormone Changes

Birth control pills, pregnancy, and menopause are all times of physiological shifts within the body that can have a negative effect on hair.

Harsh Treatment of Hair When Wet

Hair is most susceptible to breakage when it is wet. Brushing your hair after washing your hair, therefore, leaves the ends brittle and can lead to breakage down the entire strand. Instead of brushing wet hair, use a comb with leave-in conditioner.

Using the Wrong Shampoo

Not all shampoos are created equal! If you’re experiencing dry hair, try switching to a different shampoo with moisturizing properties.