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My hair is like the Sahara desert...

My apologies if this community isn't the appropriate place to put this subject, which is hair - I'm not sure where to put it, so I'll be putting it here in general health.

My hair, for a long while, has been very rough, dry, itchy and, as I've said in the title, practically the Sahara. To remedy this, I just washed my hair more and more, but that just made it worse. I did some research, and it says that the scalp produces natural oils, which moisturizes and makes hair healthy - and that washing your hair too much (I wash my hair very excessively) will strip those oils away. If this is the case, I'm guessing that taking a break from washing my hair would remedy this, yes? Since it would give my hair time to make the natural oils, heal, and become healthy, smooth, and not ridiculously itchy, right? If so, how long should I rest from washing my hair, and is there anything I can do to speed up the healing process of my hair?
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My hair is frizzy all the time.  I use excellent hair products on my hair.  My problem is my medications.  They dry out and frizz my hair. Could this be your case too ?  Just wondering
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I would cut back to maybe every-other-day and when you do wash it make sure you use a very good conditioner that you leave in for about a half hour.  Flex use to make one, but I am sure there are a lot of other good ones now. A hot oil treatment would be a good idea as well.  Some beauty shops give treatments for damaged hair, you might want to call around and see if that would be an option for you.
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I don’t think you have to “stop” washing your hair; you simply need to cut back - like instead of washing it every day, try washing it every 2-3 days.  Use a gentle shampoo, like baby shampoo and be sure to use a conditioner.  You should be able to get that with the baby shampoo.    Or you could try a good moisturizing shampoo and conditioner.  

Also, brushing your hair will help pull the natural oils from your scalp up along the hair shafts.  Don’t brush excessively, though as that can compound the damage.  

You might also want to see a dermatologist to make sure your problem is from over-washing and not some underlying issue.
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