There are several things that one can do to address the issue of dry hair, most of which amount to trying to minimize damage to the hair. First, you can keep your hair short. Shorter hair amounts to newer hair that has had less time to become damaged and dried out. Secondly, try not to scrub the hair during cleansing. Scrubbing stresses the outer protective layer of the hair shaft, damaging it. Cleanse your hair less frequently than you are currently accustomed to doing so. This has the effect of increasing the typical amount of protective oils associated with each hair shaft. You should use a mild shampoo for cleansing and avoid hair treatments and environmental hair hazards such as heavily chlorinated water and excessive ultraviolet radiation. Try using a quality hair conditioner, if you do not already use one. Also, make every effort to brush and comb your hair gently in the direction that your hair shafts grow.
- Q Will my hair grow faster if I cut it more frequently?
- Q What can I do about my dry, brittle hair?
- Q Are there alternative treatments for dry hair?
- Q How can I permanently change the type of hair that I have?
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my dry hair symptoms?
- Q How can I prevent my hair from becoming dry and dull?