There are many reasons why one’s hair can be damaged, from pollution, lack of proper care, treatments like hair straightening, ironing to, lack of nutrition and stress. The article will be a saving grace for those trying frantically to repair damaged hair. So you could list the different types damage for instance, frizzy hair and broken hair, and give solutions for each such as lot hair serum/ hair mask/ protein treatments.
The solutions could be a mix of both—things that they can do at home as well as those that they can do at a salon/clinic.
Treatments for damaged hair:
Hair loss (alopecia) or damaged hair is experienced by all of us at some time or the other .People are generally very eager to do something about hair treatment as hurriedly as possible and end up using hair loss treatment that are not suitable for their particular problem. This attitude regarding hair loss leads not only to improper outcome of treatment but also to aggravation of the damage on many occasions.
Before selecting a hair loss treatment you must realize that that all cases of hair loss or hair damage are not identical. Hair loss can be the outcome of extremely varied problems. So it is of paramount importance that the cause of hair loss be determined before starting a remedial measure for hair loss treatment.
Various causes of hair fall and hair damage are
Medical conditions – uncontrolled diabetes or thyroid disease, lupus, hormone imbalance that occurs in polycystic ovary syndrome, during pregnancy and after delivery can cause hair fall.
Medications – Some medications including acne medicines like isotretinoin, Diet pills that contain amphetamines, medicines used for gout, chemo therapy drugs for cancer, birth control pills, and antidepressants are probably the most well-known medications that cause hair loss or cuticle damage to the hair
Poor nutrition – Improper Or Irregular Eating can contribute to hair loss. Disorders like iron deficiency anemia and extreme dieting including anorexia and bulimia are common causes of teenage hair loss among girls. The body isn’t getting adequate amount of protein, vitamins, and minerals to sustain hair growth. Hair sometimes appears rough, lifeless in nutritional deficient condition.
Disturbance in the hair growth cycle – Some major events can alter the hair’s growth cycle temporarily. For example, delivering a baby, having surgery, fever, prolonged illness or going through a traumatic event can temporarily cause shedding of large amounts of hair.
Stress – Stress causes hair loss, and can keep hair from growing optimally for a long period of time.
Genetics – Hair loss can be hereditary, in both men and women.
Dandruff – Dandruff or Fungal infection of scalp is another contributing factor to hair fall. Accumulation of dirt on scalp causes blocking of pores and weakens hair roots which lead to hair fall.
Chemical treated damaged hair
Hair treatments and styling – Having your hair chemically treated, such as getting your hair colored, bleached, straightened, or permed, can cause damage to the hair. Tying hair tightly pulls the hair from follicles and causes traction alopecia. Over-enthusiastic oil massaging leading to hair trauma, combing wet hair, holding a hair dryer too close to the scalp are other reasons for hairfall.
Harsh chemicals. Perms, relaxing methods, color treatments, and bleach can all be contributing causes of damaged hair
These chemicals cause disruption of the cuticles, which eventually causes roughness of hair and ultimately hair fall. Other chemicals, like perming solutions, relaxers and bleaches are more severe causes of damaged hair as they break the cohesive protein bonds, which weaken the internal structure of the strands making it look thin and unruly.
Other causes like repetitive combing, tying the hair tightly, wrong hair accessories, and excessive exposure to sun are other known causes of physical damage to hair. Swimming pool chlorine, or salt remaining on the hair after an intense workout or swim can also make the hair rough and brittle.
Taking Care of Your Hair
- Wash hair regularly (twice weekly) with suitable shampoo. Don’t rub your hair too vigorously with a towel; to avoid damage. Many hair experts suggest avoiding blow dryer for drying the hair. Preventing hairstyles which pull hair
- Style your hair when it’s dry or damp. Styling your hair while it’s wet can cause it to stretch and break.
- Be careful when using chemicals — such as straightness or color — on your hair, and avoid frequent use of chemical treatments.
- Few medications are known to cause hair loss; your doctor may be able to prescribe a different medicine.
- Treating a existing hormone imbalance may prevent further hair loss
- Stress management and eating a healthy, balanced diet rich in proteins, iron, vitamins (especially biotin) and minerals (particularly zinc) are, Consumption of raw vegetables, fresh fruits, salads, green leafy vegetables regularly are therefore, extremely necessary to arrest hair loss.
- Relaxing techniques like meditation to overcome stress, anxiety and sleeplessness.
- Preventing dandruff and other fungal infections of scalp with usage of suitable antidandruff shampoos.
- Home remedies
Hot oil therapy
Warm oil when applied to the scalp not only enriches the follicle but also condition the scalp and skin in addition to the hair.oil therapy can be done .it helps to cater dry scalp complaint as well as dandruff.
Whole egg yolk or egg enriched shampoo and conditioner are excellent conditioning agents for dry and damaged hair, especially for brittle damaged hair.
Healthy and Shiny Hair
Amla, shikaki powder mixed with curd and lemon is a good conditioner and should be made use of. Lemon acts as a natural conditioner and used to make hair silkier and add shine to it.