Six Common Hair Problems And How To Fix Them

August 19, 2020

Every woman wants to achieve long smooth hair that reflects her personality and makes her feel confident. But due to weather conditions and pollution, women’s hair is easily damaged and is harder to style.

Fortunately, there are ways to address the most common hair issues. Continue reading as we identify the six common hair problems and how to fix them:

Dandruff Or Flaky Scalp

Dandruff or flaky scalp is another common problem. When ridding yourself of dandruff it is best to use a good anti-dandruff shampoo. Infrequent shampooing is at least partially responsible for dandruff. Hence, it is best to wash your hair regularly to keep dandruff away from your scalp.

Some other products that may aid in moisturizing your scalp include lotions, creams, etc. However, if your scalp itches too much you should consult with a skin specialist to determine the cause of dryness.

Oily Hair Causing Lumpiness

If your hair is naturally oily, it is best to use a shampoo that counteracts the oil. Doing so will help you achieve smooth and bouncy hair. Additionally, if you are looking for quick results and prefer to wait for days, not weeks, you can try a dry shampoo. Dry shampoos are good at delivering quick results. In addition to dry shampoos, sulfate-free shampoos are great too. 

Hair Damage Due To Harsh Cosmetics

According to beauty experts at Cherie If heavy cosmetics are doing damage to your hair, you may need to give your scalp a ‘cooling-off’ period; this means giving your scalp several days or weeks before applying more chemicals. Likewise, you may also want to trim the ends to ensure good growth.

And do not forget to use a good moisturizer after washing your hair that can retain the good health and natural characteristics of your hair. And when you do return to styling chemicals make sure they do not produce too much heat as that could damage your hair all over again. 

Graying Hair

Although, there are many who admire gray hair and who feel that it adds a certain level of refinement, not everyone feels this way about it. In fact, some feel a sense of sadness when they spot the first signs of gray in their hair as it is a sign of aging. Nonetheless, whether we like it or not, at some point we will all experience graying at some point in our lives.

Like so many in my family, I began graying earlier in life — my early twenties. Some refer to this occurrence as premature graying. Whatever the case, scientists have learned that the pattern and timing in which we gray is based upon our genetics; this means if your parents became gray later in life, there is a great likelihood that you could gray later too.

Split Ends

When the ends of your hair strands break into two or smaller hair fragments, this is referred to as having split ends. Often, these strands become fragmented due to damage. Sometimes it is the weather that causes this type of damages and other times it is the chemicals that your stylist applies.

But the thing to remember about split ends is that a good trim should suffice to fix the problem. Alternatively, if want a temporary fix that will last until you see your hairdresser you can apply coconut oil, egg yolk, or even yogurt and these home remedies should at least buy you a few hours until you can see your stylist.

Hair Loss

Worried that one day you might one day experience full-on baldness? You can reduce the incidence of hair loss easily by following a few simple tricks. Often, stress plays a leading role in hair loss. Hence, if you want to preserve that full head of hair, it is critical that get a good night’s sleep. Most experts agree that this means sleeping for at least 7-8 hours to reduce hair loss due to stress and anxiety.

You may also lose hair if you are experiencing an infection that damages your hair follicles. If this the case, you will need to seek immediate medical attention to treat the condition reducing hair fall. Nutritional deficiency can also result in hair loss. As such, you should follow a proper diet knowing that it gives you a healthy scalp and you can avoid losing hair.

Furthermore, thyroid, hormonal changes, and a decrease in immunity may also cause your to hair fall out. The good news is that your doctor should be able to detect the underlying cause and offer the most appropriate treatment.

So, if you are facing serious symptoms it is better to consult with a specialist who can help you to get rid of the condition and you can regain your self-confidence. Gradually, you can return to your normal hair routine, after following the doctor’s orders.

Men too face similar hair problems, such as receding hairline, and may also want to follow the same methods to avoid these conditions.

Visiting salons today is commonplace, as is the daily application of harsh chemicals to your hair. Hence, both men and women can feel confident knowing that the tips above can go a long way towards improving the health of one’s hair and scalp. So, what are you waiting for, let us go out there and beautify those flowing locks!

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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