When your hair doesn’t get enough moisture, it becomes dry and dull. Dry hair affects men and women at any age, but it is more likely to develop as we age. Our hair consists of three layers, healthy and shiny hair contains natural oils in the outer layer that protect the other two layers. Dry hair doesn’t have the protective oils. This makes them appear frizzy and lifeless.
Dry hair can be caused by health problems that affect their ability to keep moisture. Anorexia nervosa (an eating disorder), for example, causes dry and brittle hair, along with other complications. Another condition that results in dry hair is Hypoparathyroidism – a condition that decreases the amount of calcium in the blood.
If you have really dry hair and it doesn’t get better with changes in hair products, make an appointment with a doctor. A specialist will find the cause of the problem. You can be referred to a dermatologist, a professional who specializes in hair conditions.