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Routine Hair Care and Common Hair Problems

Written by
Dr. Uzzaif U Mansuri
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on Apr 24, 2017 and last reviewed on Apr 03, 2021   -  4 min read


Hair cells are the fast-growing cells in the body, and the first step in hair care is the diet. This article will tell you about common hair problems and proper hair care.

Routine Hair Care and Common Hair Problems

How Does a Hair Grow?

A hair is a flexible thin shaft of cornified cells that extends from a cylindrical invagination of the epidermis, hair follicle. Hair growthis a prolonged process, and it takes time for the root to get nourished and to start producing new hair after treatment. It takes about 30 to 45 days, and then hair starts to grow about 1.5 to 2 inches in length. You will be able to see a difference in about six months.

Why Do We Get Hair Problems?

Just as crops require proper nutrition in the form of water, sunlight, pesticides, etc., regularly, so does the hair. It needs vitamins, conditioner, and nourishment. We can provide nutrition to dietary supplements like food rich in vitamins like green leafy vegetables, salads, fruits, dates, etc. But in our stressful life, it is hard to provide an adequate amount of nutrition. So, we need to take vitamin supplements and apply hair oil to provide nourishment. We can also increase nutrient flow to the hair by increasing blood flow to the hair and can do this by using Minoxidil solution. Like crops, even for hair, we need to take these supplements and apply lotions and Minoxidil regularly.

What Are The Common Hair Problems?

How to Care for Your Hair?


Frequently Asked Questions


What Are the Common Types of Hair Damage?

The common types of hair damage are:
- Split ends.
- Damage from heat styling.
- Over-processed Hair.
- Damage due to the sun.
- Mechanical damage.
- Damage due to hard water.
- Damage from chemical treatments.


How to Stop Hair Problems?

We can stop hair problems depending upon the cause of the hair loss.
- Periodically washing hair with a mild shampoo.
- Vitamin for hair loss.
- Improving diet with protein.
- Massaging the scalp with essential oils.
- Avoid brushing wet hair.
- Applying garlic juice, onion juice, or ginger juice to the hair.
- Keeping yourself hydrated.
- Rubbing green tea in the hair.


Which Vitamin Deficiency Can Cause Hair Loss?

Vitamin deficiencies that cause hair loss are:
- Vitamin D: It plays an essential role in hair growth. Vitamin D usually maintains immune health. The immune system can attack the hair follicles of the own body. Some of these autoimmune disorders are alopecia totalis and alopecia areata. Therefore, deficiency of this vitamin can impair hair growth.
- Vitamin B complex: B complex vitamins like Biotin (vitamin B7) will strengthen the hair shaft's keratin and promote hair growth.
- Vitamin C: Deficiency of Vitamin C may lead to brittle hair, weak hair, or hair loss.
- Vitamin A: Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant. It has been found in a study that there are low blood levels of vitamin A in patients with alopecia areata. Vitamin A supplements can help in hair growth by increasing the levels of antioxidants in the blood. Too much vitamin A can also cause hair problems which overstimulate the hair follicles.
Vitamin E: It supports hair growth by improving the circulation in the scalp and reducing free radicals' circulation near the hair follicles.


What Do You Lack If Your Hair Falls Out?

If your hair falls out, you lack nutrients like:
- Zinc.Protein.
- Iron.
- Vitamin A.
- Vitamin B complex.
- Vitamin C.
- Healthy fats.


What are Some Hair Disorders?

A few examples of hair disorders are:
- Alopecia areata.
- Traction alopecia.
- Hair casts.
- Bubble hair deformity.
- Ingrown hair.
- Hair loss.
- Premature greying of hair.
- Pattern hair loss.
- Hypertrichosis.
- Monilethrix.
- Trichorrhexis invaginata.
- Seborrheic eczema.
- Tinea capitis.


How to Keep Your Hair Healthy?

Ways to keep your hair healthy are:
- Washing your hair at least twice a week is sufficient.
- Using a conditioner after shampooing is necessary.
- Do not brush your hair while it is wet because the hair will be fragile and elastic when it is wet and can break easily.
- Use the shampoo and the conditioner which suits your hair.


How to Thicken My Hair?

The methods to thicken your hair are by applying the following ingredients:
- Castor oil.
- Olive oil.
- Apple cider vinegar.
- Baking soda.
- Eggs.
- Aloe vera.
- Oranges.
- Onion juice.
- Avocado.


What to Eat to Get Thick Hair?

To get thicker hair, you should eat:
- Fish, beans, and chicken for protein.
- Raisins and Leafy greens for iron.
- Liver for Biotin.
- Nuts and whole grains for Omega 3.
- Salmon for vitamin D.
- Nuts, eggs, and oyster for zinc and selenium.
- Blueberries for vitamin C.
- Carrots and sweet potatoes for vitamin A.
- Bean sprouts for silica.
- Nuts for Vitamin E.


What Drink Can Promote Hair Growth?

The drinks which help in hair growth are:
- Aloe vera juice.
- Kiwi juice.
- Onion juice.
- Spinach juice.
- Guava juice.
- Garlic juice.
- Cucumber juice.
- Coriander juice.
- Carrot juice.
- Strawberry juice.


Which Fruit Is Good for Hair Growth?

The fruits good for hair growth are:
- Plum.
- Amla.
- Lemon.
- Orange.
- Guava.
- Pomegranate.
- Apple.
- Strawberry.
- Banana.
- Papaya.
- Pineapple.
- Avocado.
- Apricots.
- Grapes.
- Peaches.


How to Identify My Hair Type?

You can identify your hair type by determining the following factors:
- Hair density.
- Hair texture or diameter.
- Hair porosity.
- Scalp moisture.
- The elasticity of hair.
Curl pattern.


How to Restore Damaged Hair Fast at Home?

To restore damaged hair, you can follow these methods:
- Egg and yogurt hair mask.
- Application of a conditioner or a serum to restore moisture.
- Warm oil massage with coconut oil or olive oil mixed with peppermint oil or tea tree oil.
- Taking nutrients supplements like minerals, vitamins, and omega 3.
- Avoiding heat styling procedures.
- Avoiding frequent hair wash, where hair washing twice a week is sufficient.
- Using sulfate-free products.


How Does Damaged Hair Look Like?

Damaged hair is brittle, rough in texture, dry, and very porous due to the excessive stretching of the upper hair shaft layer.

Last reviewed at:
03 Apr 2021  -  4 min read




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