How to Maintain Hair in Tough Conditions?
Do you face any of the following hair ‘problems’???
- Frizzy & rough hair?
- Splits end troubling you?
- Severe hair-fall bothering you?
- A visibly thinning hairline ruining your peace of mind?
Read on below to find out more about hair-fall and how to care for your hair.
Several factors are responsible for causing these hair ‘problems’. Some of them can be – your diet, hormones, medicines you take or simply how you care for your hair. A diet that lacks vitamin B and protein is one of the leading causes of problems such as these. Low level of haemoglobin; both hypothyroidism & hyperthyroidism result in poor hair quality.
Too much of styling tools in your hair care routine and the use of excessive shampoos could be another key cause. Water supplied through taps is usually desalinated and chlorinated, the chemicals in the treated water can weaken the hair and cause its thinning over time. A life full of stress is another culprit associated with hair that is weak and breaks easily.
In males & females, the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) causes hair loss and thinning of hair. Consuming anabolic steroids to build muscles also affects the health of one’s hair. In women particularly, diagnosis with polycystic ovaries (PCOD) & the usage of birth control pills have a similar effect. Medications were taken to treat certain diseases like cancer, Lupus and other diseases that attack the body’s immune system results in damaged hair.
In order to understand the root cause of your hair-fall problem and to know more on how to treat it, it is advisable that one consults their doctor. There are some measures that we can implement in order to give our hair the tender-loving-care it deserves.
To begin with, consuming a diet rich in vitamin B, protein & iron such as eggs, oats, seafood, green leafy vegetables, brown rice, chicken, legumes, liver, etc. can help build hair quality and strength. Supplementing your diet with Vitamin D, Biotin or Zinc can result in reduced hair fall and ensure a healthy hair texture. Massaging your scalp tenderly, in a circular motion while shampooing can help improve blood flow to the hair roots thereby improving hair quality.
Minimizing your usage of hot tools such as blow-dryers, flat-irons, curlers as much as possible. If you feel the need to style your hair, spritz a small amount of heat protection spray before you do so. You can use a hat or a cap every time you go out in the sun as it aids in protecting your hair from dehydration. Choose the right kind of hairbrush depending on your hair type. Make sure that you are not tough on hair and end up brushing your hair excessively. Taking a shower with lukewarm water is preferred as compared to scalding hot water.
The hair-care regimen that involves the use of the right hair-care products, using the right kind of brush, having a balanced diet & reducing stress can go a long way in ensuring that your hair is in the pink of health.
To know more about how to take care of your hair, reach out to
Dr. K. Balachandran, Aster Jubilee Medical Centre, Bur Dubai