Scalp problems are the obstacles in the way of getting healthy hair. Due to these problems, the skin may itch and get irritated. Hair loss also becomes a common problem. There are a number of causes for this like malnutrition, infection, stress, eating disorders, chemicals, and tools people use for styling their hair.
This may also lead to some severe problems like male pattern baldness, alopecia areata, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, celiac diseareata,
If making your hair healthy is one of your resolutions for 2018, then here are some common problems discussed with solutions that can help you in achieving your goal.
It refers to scaly particles and oily sheen that lie close to the root of the hair.
There are several causes of hormonal disbalance, poor diet, and infection. Sometimes, stress is also a reason. Dandruff is basically the overgrowth of skin cells.
The first step to overcome this problem is changing your lifestyle and diet. Brushing hair before shampooing can do a lot well. Excess use of heated appliances for styling of hair should be avoided.You should always choose a mild shampoo with anti-dandruff actions. And if stress is a reason, relaxation techniques like meditation can be helpful.
- Split ends
Split end is the damaged end of the hair strand. The end of the strand separates into two or more thinner parts and it can go up all the way to the scalp if not treated well.
There are a number of causes responsible for this such as over perming, coloring, too much brushing, excessive use of heat appliances and not having hair trimmed regularly.
Split ends cannot be repaired. They should be trimmed off regularly. They can be minimized by limiting the use of styling heat appliances. Conditioners and serums can also be used for having healthy hair ends.
- Frizzy hair
It refers to dry hair, lacking luster and are difficult to handle. It is due to absorption of air moisture into the hair.
This can be inherited and may be due to rough treatment of hair. Harsh brushing and tight rubber bands also contribute to this problem.
To get rid off frizzy hair, massage the shampoo with your fingertips into the roots of your hair. Also, apply conditioners after conditioning. Use of serums can also be useful.
- Product buildup
It is basically a gradual accumulation of products on hair strands. Hair looks flat and feels as if coated. Hair also looks dull and it becomes difficult to style them.
The product residues combine with water and a buildup occurs. It does not allow moisture, oils and other nutrients to penetrate into hair roots.
Use shampoos that are specially designed to strip out product buildup. Using vinegar rinse after washing hair can also do good to hair as it helps to maintain pH level.
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Written by Nishita Badola