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Things You Should Never Do To Dry Hair!

By: Rima Chowdhury

Around 60 percent of the total population generally suffers from dry and brittle hair. Dry hair is one among the common problems that can further lead to dry scalp, dandruff problems, and infections.

Dry hair can result from a variety of factors and hence, it is very important to be cautious while adopting the type of lifestyle you want to live.

Apart from your regular beauty routine, there are many other ways that you can adopt to make your hair moisturised and soft.

Here are some factors that can lead to dry hair and the quick-fixes for them.

reasons for dry hair

1. Excessive Washing
One among the common reasons behind dry hair is that you wash your hair excessively. If you wash or shampoo your hair quite often, there are high chances that your hair can be left dry and parched.

If you wash your hair quite often, it depletes the amount of natural oil on the scalp and also makes your hair turn dry and brittle. If you are washing your hair quite often, try to hold it back for at least one day, as it helps to retain the oil on the scalp.

reasons for dry hair

2. Blow Dry
Love using a blow dryer because it helps to style hair? Well, then let us tell you that this is one of the harmful and cruel instrument you can use on hair. Using excessive blow dry extracts the natural oil on your scalp and leads to dry and sensitive hair. If you want to use a blow dryer, you should use it on low heat and set it to a minimized mode to avoid the damage.

reasons for dry hair

3. Dry Climate
If you live in a dry climate, there are high chances that your hair looks old, brittle and dry. However, you should avoid exposing your hair to the sun for a long time and try to keep it moisturized by using a leave-in conditioner. You should protect your hair by wearing a hat and keep it moisturized using a hair cream.

reasons for dry hair

4. Styling
The excessive styling of hair along with the use of blow dryer can lead to dry and brittle hair. If you use styling machines to keep your hair either curled up or straight quite often, it can make your hair look worse than before. The important thing to remember here is that you should use a protective cream, in order to avoid destruction from the styling tool. One best way to ensure the health of your hair is to opt for a heatless way to style, for example, rollers.

reasons for dry hair

5. Improper Nutrition
You can also land up with dry hair and scalp when the amount of nutrition in the body as well as the scalp starts depleting. A woman who is malnourished generally has an undernourished diet, less nutritious food and also may suffer from several medical conditions. Dry hair can sometimes also be the result of hormonal changes in the body.

reasons for dry hair

6. Alcohol
Drinking alcohol may not only affect your body, but it may also lead to an adverse effect on your scalp and hair as well. There are many products available in the market that contain a large amount of alcohol in them, which means it leads to dry and parched scalp. Most of the hair products available in the market not only contain alcohol, but also contain other toxic ingredients that destroy the scalp and quality of hair.

Read more about: hair care, shampoo, conditioner, dry hair
Story first published: Saturday, December 3, 2016, 11:00 [IST]
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