3 Uncommon Reasons For Dry Hair

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Dry and brittle hair can happen for any number of common reasons.
Are you over or under washing your hair?
 Over using heating tools or using without heat protection?
Did you perm or color you hair recently?
Are you using conditioner?
Maybe you are not using the right shampoo and conditioner for your hair type.




Using hair masks can help combat dry and damaged hair, but what if you have done everything right and your hair still looks damaged?

Whatever is going on inside your body will always show up on the outside. Your hair, skin, and nails will always be the first things to show that something isn't functioning properly on the inside.


Here are 3 uncommon reasons you may have dry and damaged hair:


1. Malnutrition- If you are not consuming enough lean protein, fresh fruits and vegetables you are not supplying your body with adequate nutrition to keep your body healthy. You could also be lacking some essential vitamins and minerals that are needed for healthy hair.  Crash diets, low carb diets, or taking diet pills can rob your body of the essential nutrients your hair needs. 

2. Underactive or Overactive thyroid- The thyroid gland produces a hormone that controls the way the body processes proteins and energy; if your thyroid is not working properly you can experience dry and brittle hair, along with numerous other health issues. If you feel like your energy levels have dropped, you are struggling to lose weight, and your hair appears damaged, you should make an appointment with your doctor.

3. Medications- Some prescription medications can have an adverse effect on your hair. Unfortunately, you may not realize your medication is causing the issue until it's to late. And you might not be able to stop taking your medications. Some medications include anti-depressants, antibiotics, acne medications and blood pressure medications.


If you have ruled out those three reasons, try drinking more water.
If you are not getting adequate hydration, your locks will show!! Your body will use all that is there for your internal organs, leaving nothing left for your hair.

As stated before, eating healthy and taking supplemental vitamins will give you hair what it needed if you are deficient. 

There are a few things that you can put on your hair that will help restore moisture.

Coconut oil is a great hot oil deep conditioner for dry hair. Heat desired amount in the microwave, then coat your strands for 30 minutes before you shower. Wash and condition hair as usual.
Olive oil is another alternative to the above method if you have allergies, or do not have coconut oil on hand. In fact, my hairstylist recommended good quality olive oil for dry hair. He also warned that the oils should not be allowed to dry on your hair- it will break it off.

Avocado pureed with a tiny bit of water or olive oil to make a paste and applied to hair is also a great conditioner. Coat your dry hair for 20 minutes, then wash and dry like normal.

Last one, mayonnaise, not miracle whip, but real mayo applied and left to sit for 30 minutes is an awesome way to restore some much needed moisture. Why real mayo? Because it is made with oils and eggs.

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22 comments

  1. Thanks so much for the tips! Great things to keep in mind! I need to drink way more water as a first step :) Thanks so much for linking up at Thursday STYLE!

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    1. You are welcome, water really does make all the difference!

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  2. Thanks for the tip! {via Jordan's Onion}

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    1. Your welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Great ideas. Coconut oil works well on hair that is dry.

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    1. I love me some coconut oil! I just don't like how it looks wet, but oh well. It works!

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  4. I know using box dyes, blow drying & straightening irons can be harsh on your hair. I've been trying to not using them daily and started back to the hair stylist too. Great home recipe ideas for helping with dryness. Thanks for sharing at My Favorite Things Theresa @DearCreatives

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    1. You are welcome! I am happy to hear you are slowing down using those items, it will help your hair!

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  5. Thanks so much for the tips! it's for me

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    1. Hahaha, you are welcome. I am glad I could help!

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  6. Great tips and well needed. I talk to coworkers that complain about dry, cracky hair and then say they style it every morning for 30 minutes. People are crazy lol

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    1. WOW! I could not image styling that long. I know people who take longer than that though!

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  7. These are some great tips! I definitely have dry and damaged hair. I need to try some of these! I'm featuring this at my link party tonight and pinning!

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    1. Thank you Alexis, I appreciate that!

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  8. Thanks for this, I really needed these tips! Pinned :)

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    1. You are welcome. I hope they help you!

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  9. My hair is always dry and brittle, so I am always on the search for something to SAVE ME! Hahaha thank you so much for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome! I hope these do save your hair!

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  10. I realized how my health affects how dry my hair is and have been working towards doing better. Loved this post very informative

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    1. Thank you for the kind words- I hope your hair gets to shining just like your personality!!

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