Remedy for Hair Dry and Damaged from Medications?

I am on a lot of medication for SLE (systemic lupus ereth.), fibromyalgia, as well as multiple problems caused from both. I have colored my hair for years, only store bought. I have used one brand for years. I am 60 years old and never had a problem. My hair has gotten so dry, especially the hair that is underneath (it is thick), that it causes it to stick out.


The length is just below the neck line, about an inch. The damaged hair has a wave to it also, the rest is perfectly straight. I use a blow dryer on low to straighten out the damaged hair and was using a straightening iron.

Nothing I have used, over-the-counter, and different shampoos and conditioners has helped. My doctor said I am on most of these medications for life. I had oily hair when I was younger. Please, do you have an inexpensive idea that will help me out? I don't have a lot of things about myself I like, but I really loved my hair and was proud of it. Even though I live in Florida, I am not out in direct sun as it can cause the lupus to increase activity. Also, with mayonnaise, do you wet your hair first? Thank you so much for your help! If you need more information you can contact me through this site.


By Margie from St. Petersburg, FL

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April 5, 20120 found this helpful

Hello fellow St. Petersburg lady, I have a similar problem. I found a small bottle of pure glycerin at the Tyrone Walmart, in the makeup dept. I put a small amount on my hair and rub it in before I shampoo my hair. It has helped me a lot. Good luck from Rocky, Michigan snowbird.

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April 7, 20120 found this helpful

Coconut oil. Use on dry hair or my favorite is to distribute a little at a time just after a shampoo. Comb and brush goes through easily and if there is a spot of concentration it soon goes away as it is absorbed.

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April 9, 20120 found this helpful

Olive oil will work, too. Use only a small amount and apply it to wet hair. The one product I have used - waist length hair at 70!


- is an ethic product called, I think, Ultra sheen. It washes out easily, gives a wonder shine, and takes only a small amount. Smells very clean. Just don't use too much. Hope this helps.

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April 15, 20120 found this helpful

God Bless you honey. I understand both sides of the problem. For my long hair that isn't as pretty as it used to be for similar reasons (meds, then plus age for me).

I started off by trying jojoba oil (the long hair folks say that it is closest to your natural oils. Try them two or three times each till you find one of the oils that works for you). I just put a couple or three drops at a time in my hands, rub together and smooth down my hair strands. Repeat as necessary to get all your hairs. Brush your hair gently. It will absorb what's needed (I put mine in a bun over night), then wash lightly with my old favorite shampoo and use conditioner.


Follow all the hair care rules for long hair (go to their group site for lots of ideas). Hang in there, and remember that almost everybody wishes they had someone elses hair type. Someone is probably wishing theirs wasn't limp and more like yours.

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December 28, 20160 found this helpful

i dyed my hair for years thes days i use mayo jasomon hotoil and hot caster oil latery my hair was fizzy so i ued vinger

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