Anybody who claims to have never suffered any scalp or hair problems is either lying or suffering from Amnesia. Here are 10 of the most common hair problems and solutions.
This is a scalp problem that plagues almost half of the world. Dandruff occurs when the fungus Malassezi Globosa breaks down excess oil on your scalp and creates Oleic Acid. Your scalp reacts to this by-product and causes red scales, itchy scalp and white flakes. Excessive oil on your scalp can be due to various reasons and allowing it to increase will worsen the condition.
There are various answers on how to get rid of dandruff. You can use Apple Cider Vinegar, Neem, Lemon, Tea Tree oil, but be careful with the quantities that you apply. A simple solution is to use a trusted anti dandruff shampoo like the Neem or Lemon Fresh, which can remove all the excess oil and dirt on your scalp, preventing dandruff from coming back.
When the sebaceous glands present on your scalp become overactive, they produce excess amounts of sebum or oil which leaves your scalp greasy. This is generally associated with slimy and oily looking hair that clumps together. Your scalp produces oil naturally to form a protective layer against dirt and external pollutants. But poor hair care, over-washing, or seasonal changes can spike that amount.
The best way to get rid of oily scalp and hair is to improve your hair care regimen. Wash your hair with a good shampoo like the Head and Shoulders Cool Menthol to clear your clogged pores and scalp. You might consider using a clarifying shampoo once in a while, which can remove all the junk and reset the health of your hair. Diluted concoctions of Apple Cider Vinegar and Tea Tree oil also work wonders on hair problems.
This is characterised by a lack of moisture on your scalp. It generally happens with over-washing of your hair, which strips the scalp of its natural oils. This leads to a dry itchiness, causing your hair to become brittle and prone to breakage. Your scalp is unable to retain any moisture and can be caused by weather fluctuations or the use of harsh hair products.
Argan oil is your saviour here. This essential oil brings back moisture to your scalp and forms a protective layer against extreme heat. You can also use Aloe Vera which can moisturise and hydrate your scalp and hair. Avoid using any heat-based hair styling products while you suffer from a dry scalp.
Although it’s natural to shed hair, when you start seeing too much hair falling down it can become a cause for concern. Hair loss could be due to various reasons such as a scalp infection, stress, dry hair breakage, a reaction to medication, poor diet, and even tight hairstyles.
There could be underlying issues which require medical intervention, but you can generally reduce hair fall by changing your lifestyle slightly. Meditate to reduce your stress, massage your scalp to increase blood circulation, use gentle products that don’t worsen your hair problems, or use shampoos like the Head and Shoulders Anti-Hairfall to reduce breakage.
Frizzy hair occurs when hair lacks moisture and starts to fray out. Funnily humidity makes it worse, because dry broken hair tries to absorb moisture and swells up. If you wash your hair too often in hot water or over-use heat styling products, it generally leads to frizzy hair. People with natural curls tends to have drier hair which gives them a natural frizzy look.
Washing your hair less frequently and avoiding hot water, can help with the frizz. Applying Argan oil can bring moisture to your hair and even protect it from excess heat. Always wash your hair according to your hair type and maybe use the Head and Shoulders Smooth and Silky conditioner to help undo the frizzy nature while moisturising your hair.
This is one of those hair problems that everyone has suffered and will probably suffer again soon. Split ends are a common occurrence with dry hair when the ends of your hair strand become frayed. Bad hair grooming is the usual culprit, but it can be combined with a host of reasons like exposure to extreme weather, harsh chemical treatments, blow-dryers and straighteners.
First thing - remove the heat products that you’re using on your scalp. Increase zinc, iron and proteins in your diet. Use essential oils to help moisturise and reduce the fraying of your hair shaft. A gentle shampoo combined with a conditioner, like the Head and Shoulders 2 in 1 Active Protect, can help in calming your hair and reduce the fraying.
Hair Dye Damage
Hair Dye works with the chemicals opening up the hair shaft and allowing the colours in to dye the hair. They are packed with various combinations of chemicals and can leave your hair dry, brittle and even frizzy. It can even cause a reaction on your scalp and is sometimes associated with hair loss.
The first step before using any hair dye is to do a patch test on a small part of your skin to ensure that there is no reaction. Use good products after understanding the chemicals that they contain and take help from professionals for the application. Protect your hair from heat so that it does not dry out, and use a colour protect shampoo like Head and Shoulders Lemon Fresh. You can also bring in the use of conditioners with the Head and Shoulders 2 in 1 Cool Menthol shampoo and conditioner.
Hair Fall due to Hormonal issues
This is a tricky one as it works behind the scenes. Moments in your busy life can cause hormonal fluctuations which directly affects your scalp and hair. Menopause for example, lowers oestrogen and progesterone that leads to thinning of your hair. Stress can cause a spike in cortisol which is often to linked to hair loss.
Identifying hormonal changes might require medical intervention. But you can do things on your own as a hair problem solution. Reduce your stress levels, use gentle hair products, hydrate, eat a healthy mix of grains, fruits and veggies, and lead an overall healthier lifestyle.
Heat Damaged Hair
This one is kind of easy to identify, because your hair will almost feel like it’s partially burnt off. Exposure to the sun or just excessive use of blow-dryers and straighteners, forces your hair to release moisture and damages your hair cuticle. It strips off the natural oils and leave a rough texture behind.
Keep those heat styling products in the cupboard. Use essential oils like Argan oil to bring back moisture to your scalp. Leave-in or regular conditioners work wonders when combined with a shampoo like the Head and Shoulders Silky Black. You can also create a hair mask made of Aloe Vera to moisturise the hair strands.
When your hair lacks moisture, shine and bounce, it is considered as dull hair. This is usually caused by poor hair care which allows things to get out of hand. Harsh hair products, exposure to the sun or even to extreme cold, can cause this condition to worsen. Hair dandruff can also cause your hair to look dull, as the flakes can clump your hair together.
A clarifying shampoo is a hair problem solution that work to reset the shine in your hair, as it lifts all the excess product and takes it back to its original state. But use this sparingly. A healthy diet with Omega 3 fatty acids and the use of a good shampoo like the Head and Shoulders Neem anti dandruff, can boost the health and look of your hair.