We all have different hair which differ in length, texture, color and other aspects, and we all have experienced some hair problems. Next, let’s look at the most common hair problems and see some of possible natural treatments which can help in treating of these problems.
Gray hair is caused by weakening of hair pigment – melanin – due damages over the years. Some of people have naturally gray hair, but others get them in late or even early age because of different factors, for example, malnutrition, hormonal imbalance, pernicious anemia, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, usage of electric dryers and concentrated hair dyes, radiation, chemotherapy, genetic disorders, mental stress, lack of copper, iron, B vitamins and iodine. The most of the people do not like gray hair, therefore, they are trying to fix such hair in different ways. One of the most popular ways to fix gray hair is hair dyeing, but unfortunately there is no real solution for gray hair, because once they get gray, they will never become normal again. To prevent gray hair it is advised to take care of your hair from early years, but if you already have gray hair, it is possible to color them with hair dyes. Other things you can do to avoid appearing of gray hair is relaxation and positive attitude, constant hydration, quit of smoking, usage of copper, iodine, protein and vitamin B12, improvement of blood circulation.
It is not a secret that there is a regular cycle for hair growth, which consists of two phases – anagen and telogen. In anagen phase, which lasts about 6 years, the hair is growing, but in telogen phase, which lasts about 3 months, the hair is resting and at the end of the phase the hair falls out and it is replaced with the new hair. Everyone should know, that a person normally loses about 100 hairs every day, but in cases of some diseases or other health problems the number of lost hair may increase. For men hair loss starts at the top of the head, but for women it starts from all the head, causing so called thinning of hair. Hair loss can be cured with the usage of certain medication or hormonal treatment, surgery, radiation and chemotherapy as well as other less popular methods.
A lot of people are regularly using blow dryer, straighter, curler, highlights and perming to make their hair beautiful, but actually all of these things and methods are dangerous for hair, because they are damaging them. Such problems as brittle, dry and broken hair with slit ends are very common hair damages. Heat and over-styling of hair damage the outer layer of hair very badly, destroying protection layer which saves the hair from other damages, therefore, if you wish your hair to stay beautiful and healthy, you should limit usage of these styling things and methods. It should be mentioned, that too frequent hair washing with harsh shampoos and poor nutrition can lead to serious hair damage as well. To prevent hair damage, as mentioned before, you should limit heat and over-styling, use soft and flexible hair brush, avoiding to brush them too hard and too often, wipe the hair with the towel gently and without rubbing, use deep conditioner or mask at least once a week, as well as eat healthy food to give a natural nutrition to your body and hair. It should be mentioned that hair damage is caused by such factors as sun, wind and chlorine as well, therefore, you should protect your hair in the sun and wind, as well as in swimming pools which contain chlorine.
There is oil on the scalp which is called sebum. Sebum is natural element which is produced by sebaceous gland for skin lubrication. Some people have over-production of this oil, which makes their hair greasy – greasy hair look dull, lifeless, limp and are more difficult to manage than other hair problems. People which such hair problems have to wash their hair every day to get rid of this extra oil and to make their hair good-looking, but unfortunately even regular hair washing can also not ensure the desired look, causing socialization problems. It should be mentioned that producing of sebum also depends on diet and foot intake – eating of fat food can encourage production of excess oil. The only way to control producing of excess sebum is usage of shampoos which contain gentle ingredients and are specially made to control the oily scalp and thus the oily hair.
No other hair problem can be as common as dandruff. Dandruff is developing of scaly particles which cling to the root of the hair. Some of reasons for accumulation of dandruff are poor diet, some infection, slow metabolism or even stress. Do not make the mistake of supposing that dandruff and flaky scalp is one and the same thing, because it is not. Identify your hair problem correctly and use only anti-dandruff products to cure dandruff, because to cure flaky scalp it is necessary to use other treatments.