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Common Hair Problems and Their Solutions

 

We’ve all had our fair share of good and bad hair days. The perfect hair shown in shampoo commercials are known lies, yet we stare and sigh. We can partially blame genetics and sometimes the weather, but most hair problems are the result of a poor hair care routine. Now let us discuss some prevalent hair issues and seek the simplest solutions:

  1. Dull and Dry

Dull and dry hair can be the result of a hormonal imbalance or over-washing. People who shampoo their hair everyday strip the scalp of its natural oils, without giving it time to replenish sufficient moisture. Your hairs are essentially dehydrated, so you can start by buying a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Do not wash your hair more than 2-3 times a week, and always follow with conditioner. Hormone imbalance is often caused by the onset of menopause, use of birth control pills, pregnancy, or anemia. Supplements for Vitamin B5 and Omega-3 fatty acids can help eradicate the issues. 

  1. Dandruff

Dandruff emerges because of a dry scalp and excessive production of Sebum. Anti-dandruff shampoos and conditioners are usually sufficient to solve the problem. However, you can also try a few natural remedies to deal with a severe case of dandruff. Apple cider vinegar is very effective for healing the scalp, given its anti-inflammatory properties. Apply it to your hair and scalp once or twice a week to keep dandruff at bay. 


  1. Rough and Frizzy

Highly textured hair, such as curls, coils, and waves are prone to frizz and roughness, especially when the weather is hot and humid. Such hair should not be shampooed more than two times a week, and blow-drying is a big ‘No’. Gently towel-dry your hair and let them be. You can use a leave-in conditioner if they tangle or get too unmanageable. Keep brushing to a minimum and oil your hair before every wash. 


  1. Limp and Lifeless

Limp and lifeless hairs are primarily caused by nutritional deficiencies. You should improve your eating habits and consume a well-balanced diet. Try volumizing shampoos that contain natural ingredients like Aloe Vera, which helps stimulate hair growth. Do not keep your hair tied up, and brush them 2-3 times a day to increase blood circulation in the scalp. Egg masks and onion juice are also recommended to improve hair health and thickness. 


  1. Too Oily/Greasy

If your scalp and hair feel greasy on the same day you wash them, you may skip the conditioning. Never apply a leave-in conditioner and minimize the use of other hair styling products as well. Heat styling should be avoided and refrain from touching/teasing your hair too much. Opt for a mild clarifying shampoo and wash your hair after a gap of 48 hours. 


  1. Hair Loss

If you are losing more than 50-100 strands of hair per day or your hairline is receding rapidly, stress and malnutrition are the likely root problems. Skip oily and processed food while increasing the amount of iron and protein in your diet. Eats lots of fresh fruits and vegetables to combat your nutritional deficiencies, and exercise daily to de-stress. Shampoos and hair serums designed for controlling hair fall make a huge difference as well. Hot oil massage on the scalp multiple times a week will strengthen your hair from root to tip. 


  1. Split Ends

Split ends indicate that the natural oils and nutrients in your scalp are not reaching the tip of your hair. Oil your hair regularly and get them trimmed every 2-3 months to prevent the recurrence of this issue. If you haven’t had a haircut in over a year, it is high time to chop-chop!


  1. Brittle/Damaged

Excessive use of flat irons and curling rods is damaging to the hair. Heat styling dehydrates the hair, making them thinner, weaker, and brittle over time. Dying your hair too much is also very bad for its health, especially if you lighten/bleach it too often. You should wait at least 8 weeks before you recolor or bleach your hair. If your hair looks fried, take a long break from heat styling and dying. Apply essential oils and hair masks regularly to restore your hair’s vitality. 

Author Bio

John Adams is a lifestyle blogger who concentrates on health, fitness, and self-development. He encourages readers to fight their fears and overcome personal injuries holding them back. He believes that every person can improve the quality of his/her life by thinking positively and making better choices. He loves to share his insight on life experiences and contributes on various online platforms in the same niche.


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