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Definition

In this condition the hair are abnormally dry due to under production of oils from the oil producing (sebaceous) glands. In this condition the hair contain insufficient moisture and oil to maintain a healthy shine and normal texture

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Causes

  • Excessive washing of hair
  • Using harsh shampoos and conditioners that are not appropriate for your hair type.
  • Hair care products containing alcohol, ammonia
  • Chlorine in water
  • Excessive blow-drying, use of flat irons or curling irons
  • Environmental dryness
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Inadequate diet
  • Chronic disease conditions
  • Malnutrition
    • Kwashiorkor
    • Marasmus.
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Menke's kinky hair syndrome

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What You Can Do

  • Shampoo less frequently
  • Use shampoo and conditioner that are appropriate for your hair type
  • Avoid blow drying, flat irons or curling irons
  • Do not use hair care and styling products that contain harsh chemicals like ammonia, alcohol etc.
  • Wear a hat to protect your hair from the drying and damaging effects of sunrays
  • Protect you your hair from chlorinated when swimming in a pool

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Dry Hair