Hair problem? We guess it’s safe to say that everyone around the world has a story or two when it comes to hair problems. Both men and women, experience hair troubles and the severity can vary anywhere between mild to severe. For sure you, at one point, had a hair nightmare which you dreaded most. No matter what that hair story is, the ultimate goal is to have healthy and fabulous-looking hair.

In this article, let’s talk about the 10 Most Common Hair Problems and some tips on how to overcome or do a band-aid fix for these.

Dandruff

Commonly known as scalp flaking or seborrhea. Dandruff is a scaly or flaky white particle that clings to the hair roots. Oftentimes, this is caused by poor hygiene, diet, a possible infection, and sometimes associated with a slow metabolism.

TIPS: The first course of action when you see flaking is to get a good-quality anti-dandruff hair product like shampoo and conditioner. If you are not sure which one to get, you can always call hair professionals for help. In addition, it is also best to consult a dermatologist to see if there are any medical reasons for your scalp flaking. This way, you can get proper medication and a recommendation on which hair product to use that will suit your scalp condition.

Hair Loss

Hair loss is a problem shared by both men and women. For me, male pattern balding is common, especially if it’s genetically related. It can also be caused by exposure to aggressive hair products. However, for women, there can be innumerable reasons for hair loss. Some of the most common causes of hair loss in women are due to stress, medications like chemotherapeutic drugs,  hormonal imbalance, menopause, postpartum, and the use of various hair products.

TIPS: It always pays to do your research before shopping for hair products. Buy hair products that can add nutrition and help clean your hair from dirt, oil and other build-ups of product residues that can contribute to hair loss. If you need to style your hair with hot styling tools like a curling wand, always use a heat protectant spray and limit the use of heat to a bare minimum.

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Dry and Dull Hair

Having dry and dull hair is one of the most common problems amongst women who are fun of styling their hair. Excessive shampooing can also cause dry hair as sulphates contained by shampoo can strip off the natural coating or moisture of each hair strand. Other chemicals and heat-styling can also cause damage to your hair.

TIPS: Avoid excessive use of sulphate-containing shampoo. Go for sulphate-free products like organic brands. Minimise or avoid heat-styling. If heat-styling cannot be avoided, make sure to use heat protectant spray. Consider using leave-on conditioners and deep conditioning or hair treatments to maintain hair moisture and softness.

Split Ends

Obsessed with hair brushing? Thought it’s good for your hair? Well, brushing your hair is indeed necessary and good for your hair, however, excessive or over-brushing can be harmful to your hair. Over styling and excessive perming, plus lack of good hair conditioner can surely cause split ends.

TIPS: Do not overdo things. Treat your hair with proper care. And if you notice split ends, go get a professional trim at the salon.

Oily Hair 

Our scalp produces a natural oil called sebum. Sebum is being produced by a gland called sebaceous glands, which can sometimes get carried away in producing sebum which can cause greasy or oily hair.

TIPS: Use shampoo specially formulated to control excessive oil production. Also, try deep cleaning with aloe to clean and calm your scalp.

Frizzy Hair 

Frizzy hair normally happens when the hair’s moisture level drops below its normal level.

TIPS: Use shampoo and conditioner designed for frizzy hair. Also, consider getting your hair relaxed at the salon through treatments.

Heat Damaged Hair

Excessive heat from styling can cause damage. Simple.

TIPS: Avoid using hot styling tools like curling wand and blowers. If it can’t be avoided, try using cold settings or low-heat settings. Get your hair trimmed every 3 to 4 weeks and do a deep conditioning with keratin. Most importantly, use heat protectant spray before applying heat to your hair.

Damage from Hair Colouring

Hair colouring can damage your hair as it involves the use of aggressive chemicals like hair bleach. When undergoing hair colour procedure, the chemicals used can help open your hair shaft making your hair extremely porous and prone to brittleness and breakage.

TIPS:  Need hair colouring? Go book an appointment with a professional hair colourist. Use a dye with special moisturizers or use hair dyes that are organic.

Although hair problems vary from one person to the other, by understanding the causes and tips on how to do a band-aid fix to these problems and that they are still repairable. If you do not have much time or are anxious about doing it on your own, you can always call our salon professionals anytime!