Dry hair is hair that does not have enough moisture and oil to maintain its normal sheen and texture.
Hair - dry
Some causes of dry hair are:
At home you should:
When to Contact a Medical Professional
Call your health care provider if:
What to Expect at Your Office Visit
Your doctor will perform a physical examination and may ask the following questions:
Diagnostic tests that may be performed include:
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Review Date: 10/8/2018
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