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Wondering, “why is my hair so dry?” One of these 7 causes is likely to blame
help - hair has gone suddenly dry??
Unfortunately, as I know all too well, that can lead to hair that feels dry and brittle. Add on the fact that I'm incredibly inconsistent with using protecting products and I'm doomed for damage. But, dry hair doesn't only come from excessive styling tools use—it can come from swimming in pools, laying in the sun for too long, washing your hair too often, and poor nutrition. A healthy diet benefits your entire body, and your hair is no exception. If you're wondering exactly what to eat, Elizabeth Cunnane Phillips, trichologist an expert at scalp and hair health at the Philip Kingsley New York Trichological Clinic has previously given Women's Health the following suggestions: Because hair is made up of a protein called keratin, prioritizing protein is key—think of lentils, eggs, and poultry. Salmon, trout, and sardines are all rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D, which promotes scalp health.
Why Is My Hair Suddenly Dry?
Your hair puts up with a lot. From sizzling heat to chemical treatments, you put your hair through the wringer. So, it should come as no surprise when it starts to show signs of damage. Brittle hair is a combination of dryness, dullness, split ends and frizzing. Like dry skin, dry hair has a wide spectrum of levels from mild to severe and a wide range of causes, as well.
While your hair can gradually lose natural moisture over time because of aging, sudden dryness has other causes. Dry hair lacks the shine and silkiness of healthy hair, and you may notice more split ends and breakage. Identify the cause of suddenly dry hair so you can get to restoring moisture to your tresses. How you treat and style your hair can strip your tresses of moisture, resulting in dry hair.