If you’re not drinking enough water, this can affect your entire body, including your hair. Drinking enough water will also hydrate your hair. Drink to satiety, at least a few glasses of good, filtered water a day, and eat plenty of vegetables and tone down the salt to make sure you stay good and hydrated.
The water you use to wash your hair has a lot to do with its health. Fluoride, chlorine, discarded pharmaceuticals and more may be in your water. If you can swing it, consider getting a reverse osmosis filter. We currently have one installed in our kitchen and we love it. Until we cough up the bucks to to install another one in the bathroom , our tresses and skin bear the burden, but hopefully not for long. Also, if you, like me, have hard water, all of that calcium can really build up in your hair. A quality clarifying shampoo such as Carol’s Daughter’s Clarifying Sulfate-Free Shampoo or Shea Moisture African Black Soap Deep Cleansing Shampoo can fix this, just be sure to do a deep conditioning afterwards.
If you’re really suffering from dry hair, consider switching your shampoo to one of the many gentle, natural, hypo-allergenic shampoos that are on the market now. You should surely be using a shampoo without harsh sulfates. A couple of good brands are Jason Natural and Aubrey Organics. If you shampoo your hair often, try only washing once or twice a week, or even no-pooing.
Another remedy is to mix an egg with a small amount of gentle shampoo and apply it to your hair for five or ten minutes to strengthen the damage the dryness did to your hair.