Why is my hair so dry even when I moisturize?

There could be a few reasons why your hair may still be dry even after you moisturize it. Here are some possible reasons:

  1. Overuse of protein-based products: Overuse of protein-based products can cause the hair to become dry and brittle. If you are using too many protein-based products, it could be counteracting the effects of your moisturizing products.

  2. Hard water: If you live in an area with hard water, it could be causing mineral buildup on your hair, which can make it difficult for moisture to penetrate the hair shaft. Consider using a clarifying treatment or chelating shampoo to remove the mineral buildup.

  3. Environmental factors: Exposure to sun, wind, and other environmental factors can dry out the hair and make it more difficult for moisture to be retained. Consider wearing a hat or protective hairstyle to shield your hair from these elements.

  4. Low porosity hair: If you have low porosity hair, it may be more difficult for moisture to penetrate the hair shaft. In this case, you may need to use heat or steam to help open up the cuticles and allow the moisture to penetrate.

  5. Product buildup: Product buildup can prevent moisture from being absorbed into the hair. If you have been using heavy products or not washing your hair regularly, this could be the cause of your hair not absorbing moisture.

  6. Health conditions: Certain health conditions such as hypothyroidism, menopause, or hormonal imbalances can cause hair to become dry and brittle. If you have ruled out other causes and your hair is still dry, consider speaking with a doctor or dermatologist.