Hair - dry
Dry hair is hair that does not have enough moisture and oil to maintain its normal sheen and texture.
- Excessive washing, or using harsh soaps or alcohols
- Excessive blow-drying
- Dry air (environmental dryness)
Menkes kinky hair syndrome
- Malnutrition (for example,
- Underactive parathyroid (
- Underactive thyroid (
Review Date: 10/28/2010
Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.