Hair fall, rough hairs, spilt ends, dry hairs and oily hairs are one of the most common problems faced by both genders, however, are more commonly and widely seen in women. Though there are different hair problems, today I am to talk about Dry Hairs – its causes, symptoms and natural treatment. Before I list you some of the best 10 home remedies for dry hair, there are few things you should be aware of.

What Is Dry Hair?

Dry hairs occur when hairs do not get enough moisture, which they are actually supposed to. This in turn reduces its natural sheen & makes it appear lifeless, dull, brittle and frizzy. It can affect both men & women. For healthy looking hairs, you need 2 important things

  • Sheen
  • Luster

Your hairs consist of 3 layers. In healthier hairs, the outermost layer protects inner layers thoroughly. The outer layer’s natural oils reflect light, thus, making your hairs shiny whereas in the case of dry hairs, the outermost layer breaks, which causes hairs to appear unhealthy and dull. The way you take care of your hairs, skin, nails and body reflects on how healthy you are. And by any chance if you are failing to take proper hair care then start doing it from today by eating healthy food and using good quality hair products (suiting your hair texture).

What Causes Dry Hair?

The causes of dry hairs can be classified into 2 major types

  • External
  • Internal

Let me explain the above 2 more clearly

External Causes

  • Excess exposure to sun
  • Hot climates
  • Excess use of hair products
  • Using hair straighteners, ironers, dyes and dryers
  • Excess exposure to cold weathers
  • Swimming inside chlorinated-water
  • Improper hair care
  • Unclean scalp

Internal Causes

  • Medications
  • Menopause
  • Aging
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Certain illnesses like Anorexia Nervosa, Hypothyroidism, Menkes Kinky etc
  • Unhealthy diet

Happily, external causes are easily corrected. Start with the prevention trick first: Stop using electric dryers on your hair. Cut down using harsh chemicals onto your hairs. Avoid harsh shampoos & conditioners. Make it a habit of wearing your swimming cap when you get inside the pool. Use shower filters if you have hard-water supply at bathrooms. And most importantly — cover your hairs whenever you step out in sunlight. Whereas for internal causes, follow the 10 best home remedies listed in this article.

Symptoms Of Dry Hair

By being aware of the different symptoms of dry hair, you could easily take an earlier step that pays off for healthy and luscious tresses.

  • Extreme breakage
  • Extreme shedding
  • Dandruff
  • Hair fall
  • Weak and rough hairs
  • Split ends
  • Damaged hairs
  • Dulled shine
  • Lack of moisture
  • Excess tangles