Submitted by cosamo_prime on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 11:25.
Nobody likes to have dry, brittle, or damaged hair. We created a list to help you narrow down your hunt for the cause of unhealthy hair.
Iron deficiency - If you'r body is low in iron, one physical change is that your hair will become dry, brittle, and dull. Also, you may notice some hair loss or shedding. We suggest you get a physical exam and speak with your physician for further details.
Over-washing your hair – When you constantly shampoo your hair, you are sucking its natural moisture out. Lack of moisture in your hair will lead to dry and brittle hair. The best solution for this is to cut back on the shampooing and invest in a sulfate free or mild shampoo.
Heat Styling Tools – It may be time to take a break from our beloved hair straightener, blow dryer, and curling iron. All of these tools strip the moisture from our hair and constantly using these tools will lead to dry hair and split ends. Try to cut back on the usage of these tools.
Lack of Vitamins – Healthy hair begins with a healthy diet. Without the right nutrients, your hair is prone to dryness and breakage. The top foods for healthy hair, according to WedMD are, salmon, walnuts, oysters, sweet potatoes, eggs, spinach, lentils, greek yogurt, blueberries, and poultry. Try to incorporate these foods into your diet for healthier hair.
Environment – Living in a dry, hot environment will cause damage to your hair. If your environment is dry, it will suck the moisture out of your hair. You can try to add moisture to your living space by getting a humidifier, letting your clothes air dry, or simply putting a large dish of water and letting it evaporate.
Overall, there are many different possibilities as to why your hair is dry and brittle. Every person lives a different lifestyle, but at the end of the day lack of hydration is the number one factor. Whether your hair is lacking moisture from your health habits or environment depends on you.