Secrets Your Hair Is Trying to Tell You
The condition of your hair says something about your habits, diet and the way you live your life.
Secret 2: You've developed a bit of an addiction...
...to your dandruff shampoo. Although the flakes have disappeared (thank you!), so has every drop of moisture from your strands. Daily use of dandruff shampoo may dry and damage hair, says Amy McMichael, MD, chair of dermatology at Wake Forest University. The chemicals that treat the dandruff—which could include an antifungal agent, sulfur or another medicinal chemical—aren't usually compatible with ingredients that keep your hair glossy and touchable. McMichael recommends limiting use of dandruff shampoo to twice a week, and using a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner on the other days you wash (rub them into your scalp, not your hair, says McMichael, because that's what needs the TLC).