8 Common Hair Problems and Daily Hair Care Tips


You might have just one or you might have them all, either way, hair problems in any magnitude cause much distress. We spoke to Urban Company’s in-house beauty expert about the most common hair problems women and men face, and their most effective solutions.

In this post you will learn:

  • What is the main cause of hair fall
  • How do you get rid of dandruff
  • What home remedy is good for dry hair
  • How do you cure split-ends?
  • How do you get rid of frizzy hair at home?

And more!

Hair Problem #1. Hair Fall

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What is the main cause of hair fall?
Causes of hair fall include a poor diet that lacks protein and folic acid (Vitamin B),  bad hygiene, hormonal imbalance, or a stressful lifestyle.

How can we stop hair fall naturally?
To eat a healthy diet rich in protein and folic acid to combat thinning hair. You can take supplements to reduce hair fall but do consult a doctor first. If that doesn’t help, get a hormones test. In case you lead a stressful life, there’s nothing better than meditation combined with simple yoga stretches to ease the tension.

A monthly hair spa can do wonders for healing hair fall. Read our post on the amazing benefits of a DIY HAIR SPA FOR THINNING HAIR.

Hair Problem #2. Dry Hair

What is the cause of dry hair?
Unsuitable products, excessive shampooing, hard water, or a scalp condition are some of the common causes of dry hair.

What can you do to treat dry hair?
Firstly, do not use just any shampoo for dry hair. This includes your preferred hair mask for dry hair too. Few people are know that wrong products are the largest cause for dry hair. Instead, use brands and products that actually suit you. The best way to do that is to buy sachets or samples and test them before buying a big bottle. Also, avoid washing your hair with shampoo more than 3 times a week. If the problem persists, get your hair and scalp checked by a trichologist. Use a good hair mask for dry hair as part of your hair care routine.

Hair Problem #3. Dandruff

What is the main cause of dandruff?
Poor hygiene, a dry scalp, or sensitivity to certain hair products are some of most common causes of dandruff.

How do you get rid of dandruff?
Keep your hair and scalp clean by using a anti-dandruff shampoo till the dandruff disappears entirely. Another tried and tested anti-dandruff treatment is massaging your scalp with a solution of lemon juice and water. To avoid a reaction to products, always test products before using them regularly, as a precaution.

Need homemade remedies for dandruff? Try theseNATURAL REMEDIES FOR DANDRUFF.

Hair Problem #4. Split Ends
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What causes split ends?
Incorrect ways of brushing, excessive blow drying and flat ironing are some common reasons that cause split ends.

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How do you get rid of split ends without cutting? 
You can’t! A trim every 1-2 months is the best hair treatment for split-ends. Another thing you can do is, when conditioning your hair, use a wide-tooth comb to spread the conditioner evenly. You can even use a leave-in conditioner for extra softness. Since split-ends are a sign of weak hair, a healthy diet rich in folic acid would fortify the strand’s outermost cuticle and protect it from breakage.

Hair Problem #5. Itchy Scalp and Greasy Hair
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Why is your scalp itching so much?
A dirty scalp, or even allergic reactions, are some of the causes for an itchy scalp.

How do you get rid of an itchy scalp?
Wash your hair with shampoo 2-3 times a week. However, since excessive shampooing can also reduce the scalp’s natural oils, you can use a dry shampoo on days your hair feels too greasy.

Hair Problem #6. Frizzy Hair
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What is the cause of frizzy hair?
Unsuitable products, or weather conditions that are incompatible with your hair are some reasons for frizz.

How do you get rid of frizzy hair at home?
Use cold water and sulphate-free shampoos to wash your hair 2-3 times a week. Avoid washing every day as that would only make your hair drier, therefore frizzier. Use a wide-toothed comb when your hair is wet, and a boar bristle brush when it’s dry. Pre-shampooing is also a good tip for frizzy hair, especially if you have curly hair.

Did you know? Following a PRE-SHAMPOO ROUTINE is the best way to beat frizz. Read more to know!

Hair Problem #7. Grey hair
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Premature grey hair is caused by…
A vitamin B12 deficiency, or due to hereditary factors.

Daily hair care tips to follow are…
To load your diet with foods rich in B12, like meat, eggs, milk or B12-fortified soya. If premature greying runs in the family, you need to dye your hair regularly.

Read more about the benefits of adding vitamin E to your DIET FOR SHINY HAIR 

Hair Problem #8. Lice
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Lice is caused by…
Poor hygiene. Plain and simple.

Daily hair care tips to follow are…
To use medicated shampoo for lice. To remove dead or live lice, use a fine-toothed comb 8 to 12 hours after shampooing. Be sure to soak combs and brushes in boiling water for 5 to 10 minutes. Avoid using regular shampoo one to two days after, and continue checking lice and nits (lice eggs) for two to three weeks.


Last Words on Hair Problems

What emerges from all the solutions is this – that for healthy and beautiful hair, one needs to eat a well-balanced diet, follow a fitness regime, and to follow a proper hair care routine that involves applying hair masks at home,  getting a hair spa done once a month, and getting regular trips.