Dry brittle hair can break easily. Causes of dry hair include a lack of iron, zinc, or omega fatty acids. Also, dry hair can be caused by lice, fungus. Rarely dry hair comes from a thyroid problem (weight gain, sore leg muscles, exhaustion, thickened skin). It can also be caused by birth control pills, anti-seizure medications or steroids. Modern medicine has few answers.
Natural perspectives for dry hair come from a nutritional deficiency and can be corrected by zinc, iron (if low), or omega fatty acids. It can also be poor hormonal health. Always clean up the diet and remove tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea, and sodas.
Herbs for Dry Hair
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Burdock – herb for dry hair to cleanse the blood.
Horsetail – for kidney health and silica for hair strength.
Nettles – great herb for dry hair, rich in minerals, is anti-inflammatory, and reduces allergy symptoms.
Sarsaparilla – blood purification, hormonal issues.
Vitex – herb for dry hair giving hormonal support, especially for those with endometriosis, and depression in women.
Cell Salts to Help with Dry Hair
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#3 Calc sulph 6X – general detoxification
#9 Nat mur 6X – dryness in general, and especially the hair
#12 Silicea 6X – connective tissue support
Dry Hair Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Calc carb – dry hair with sweating head, itching scalp, hair falling.
Kali carb – severely dry hair, hair falls out around temples.
Nat mur – dry hair and can fall out from anorexia (nutritional problems) or grief.
Phosphorus – oversensitive, clammy, sweaty head, severe dandruff, itching scalp, hair falling in large spots.
Sepia – hair falls out at menopause. Hair roots sensitive to combing. Dry hair with hormonal problems. Avoids sex.
Sulphur – dry head, scalp itching, burning. Sweaty scalp. Hair dry, falling out, worse form washing and heat.
Thuja – with white scaly dandruff. Dry hair, splits and falls out. Greasy skin.
Source: Dave's Healing Notes