Oily hair is a drag, but dry hair is no picnic either. Dry hair is dull hair, and it looks the same afer you wash it as it did before. Everyone has bad hair days, but with dry hair you may have those days more often than not according to howstuffworks.com.
Along with dry hair, you may also have a dandruff problem. Although it's more often a condition associated with oily hair, people with dry hair get dandruff too. Common dandruff is simply a layer of skin shedding from your scalp. When skin cells get trapped on your scalp by your hair and clump together, you have dandruff. And dandruff can make your hair look dull.
Dry hair can result from external factors, such as exposure to harsh chemicals, or from internal causes, such as an illness. The following are the primary external factors for those lackluster locks:
- Harsh Shampoo
- Shampooing Too Often
- Hair Dye
- Hair Perms
- Chlorine in Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs
- Overuse of the Blow Dryer or Curling Iron
- Too Much Exposure to the Sun and Wind
- High Mineral Content in the Local Water Supply
External factors are relatively easy to remedy. You just need to be careful about how you treat your hair, cutting back on activities that cause it to become dry. Switch products. Wear a cap when swimming. Cover your head when you're outside in the sun and wind for prolonged periods of time.
Whatever you do, don't panic. Just ask your friendly Hair Cuttery Stylist what's right for your hair.