Dry skin, dry scalp, and dry hair are common problems that plague many individuals. Dryness on the skin and scalp can cause itchiness, rash, irritation, and even bleeding. While dry hair can cause breakage, increase risk of damage, and give a dull appearance.

Dryness of the skin, scalp, and hair can be caused by many things. Sometimes, simply changing the products we use to moisturize fixes the problem. Other times, we need to go deeper to address the root of the problem.

The best way to treat these conditions is to take a two-prong approach. In order to give your skin and scalp the nutrients they need, you should nourish from both the inside and outside.

Below I lay out some helpful tips to bring moisture and nutrients back to your skin, scalp, and hair both internally and externally to resolve your dryness issues.

Diet

Did you know your diet plays a role in the health of your skin, scalp, and hair? It’s true. If you’re missing a key nutrient from your diet, your skin and hair will suffer. Fat, a key component of a balanced diet, is essential to skin and hair health. Healthy fats come from foods like avocados, nuts, and olives. If you don’t get enough of these foods in your diet, you may suffer from dryness of the skin and hair as a result. An alternative to consuming healthy fats naturally is to take an EFA (essential fatty acid) supplement. This supplement allows you to still get the nutrients your body needs from fats without actually consuming them. EFA’s can be found at any local drug store.

Moisturizer

Different compounds of moisturizers work differently on different people. Some people’s skin or hair respond well to coconut oil based products while others see greater benefits with a Shea butter base. Try experimenting with samples of different compounds to see which moisturizer works best for your skin and hair. You may find a different combination of ingredients nourishes your skin and hair better. We recommend using a product that is organic and all-natural, like Doctor Developed’s Bye Bye Cream.