Every woman loves her hair and wants her hair to be beautiful at all times. There are several factors that can cause your hair to be dry. Dry hair is not a hair type—it’s a condition that can be treated.

Understanding the root cause of dry hair and taking action may be all you need to get the locks you long for.

Common Causes

Your hair can get dry because your scalp doesn’t make enough oil to moisturize your hair, or your hair lets moisture escape.

Your scalp isn’t making enough moisture. Hair has no natural lubrication. It relies on oils made in the hair root to keep your hair moisturized and looking lustrous.

Sometimes, hair doesn’t make enough oil, which leads to very dry hair. As you age, your hair naturally makes less oil. Since the roots are under your skin dry scalp goes along with dry hair. Dry scalp peels and sheds, leading to dandruff flakes on your shoulders.

The moisture you have is escaping. Each strand of healthy hair has a protective layer called the cuticle. Just as your roof shields your home from rain, the cuticle shields your hair from heat. In a healthy cuticle, the layers lie tightly together and keep moisture in. When a cuticle’s layers separate and peel away from hair, its ability to hold moisture is compromised – some oil escapes.

Products with certain chemicals. Certain shampoos can leave your hair dry and some other hair care products.

Other factors that can leave your hair dry is pollution, use of thermal heat styling tools among others.