Dry Hair

Dry hair occurs when the hair lacks moisture. It occurs due to surrounding environmental conditions, hair care habits, and physical health. Living in a dry climate, frequent use of harsh shampoos, and washing hair too often can also cause dry hair. Hypothyroidism and anorexia nervosa are some conditions where dry hair occurs along with other symptoms. Taking a balanced diet with lifestyle changes helps to provide some relief from dry hair.

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I have scars and spots on face with hair fall and dry hair. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have scars and spots on face, hair fall and dry hair. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I request you to kindly upload a few images of the affected area on the face so that I can guide you better. You may use Radant lite cream for dark spots. However, for scars, I suggest either chemical peeling or laser resurfacing. Kindly let me know if you have dandruff...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my hair to look dry and stringy?

Query: Hi doctor, My hair looks nothing like I can find on the internet. It seems like stringy black hair wrapped around each strand. It does not look or feel normal. I have lost patches of hair and cut it short, so my scalp can breathe. I am tempted to shave my head but scared to see my bare scalp. I had...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and the pictures attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Certainly, the hair looks pretty dry and tangled, while the scalp does have minimal scaling.There could be several reasons for such an appearance, incl...  Read Full »

Does seborrhea make the scalp itchy and dry?

Query: Hi doctor,My scalp is itchy. I have dry hair, and I sweat a lot. So I wash my hair once in three days. But it is still itchy. My scalp gets extremely itchy. It starts to hurt. There are no visible lesions or flakes. It typically occurs two days after hair wash. Applying oil gives temporary relief. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Itching of the scalp can be due to infection or seborrhoea. To get relief from itching, I suggest you apply shampoo Sebowash (Fluocinolone) twice a week (with a gap of two to three days in between). For dryness, use conditioner after shampoo. You can apply Argan with co...  Read Full »

Can straightening make hair dry and result in hair fall?

Query: Hi doctor, I straightened my hair three times. After that, my hair became dry and curly. I have a lot of hair fall while shampooing. Please help me.   Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hairs are basically made of keratins. Hair follicles are present inside the scalp and so hair grows from it. When you straighten them or when you bleach them or when you do styling, some part of them gets damaged and so it cannot be repaired by itself. The only new hair...  Read Full »

My hair is dry and brittle with seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp. Could this be affecting my hair?

Query: Hello doctor, My hair has been dry and brittle and falling out for the past year, but it seems that I have been losing my hair for longer. I do have seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp, but I have had it under control for the past two months. I am only 27, and I am a picky eater, so I know my diet is...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case. First you need to understand hair fall once started may take six months to one year for recovery. Moreover it is true that it is often aggravated due to stress or lack of sleep and due to male harmones and different products we use for ...  Read Full »

How to repair damaged, frizzy and rough hair?

Query: Hi doctor, I have taken smoothening fourth time with a gap of a one-year interval between each session. But, this time I have taken keratin treatment also. My hairs from the ends are damaged, frizzy and rough. Is it possible to repair them?  Read Full »

Dr. Rabia Anjum

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Keratin treatment is for damaged, rough and frizzy hair. You should always take keratin treatment for hairs. Take biotin supplements for proper growth and good texture of hair. Get regular trimming of hair at the ends as weathering leads to dry and frizzy ends. Avo...  Read Full »

I have oily dandruff and dry hairs with hair fall. How can I be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, I have oily dandruff and dry hairs and hair fall. So what should I do if I wash hairs every day so they will become more dry and thin too?  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Many people with dandruff have oily skin and the latest research shows that the real culprit is probably a tiny fungus called Malassezia globosa that needs oil to grow. It only becomes a problem when the fungus grows too rapidly, and our natural renewa...  Read Full »

Can I use Evion 400 for dry skin and hair?

Query: Hello doctor, My skin and hair have become very dry. Someone suggested taking Evion 400 capsules orally daily. Can you please suggest if I can take these capsules? Will they help in getting rid of dryness? Are there any side effects?  Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Evion capsules will not help much with the dryness. For the skin, I suggest the following:Use a gentle soap like Dove or Cetaphil.Apply Venusia lotion twice a day over your body.For the hair, I suggest you try doing the following:Use any good conditioner.If you are using an...  Read Full »

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