Most people don’t think of hair care as a health issue. Yet, most hair care problems are the result of poor nutrition and vitamin deficiencies. Find out how to fix some of the most common hair problems, including dry, oily, and limp hair.
Common Hair Problems
Everyone’s hair is different — just like every body is different. The foods we eat, the amount of water we drink, and the vitamins we take (or rather don’t take) all end up showing up in our hair, skin, and nails. Add genetics to the mix, and there are a million and one reasons to have a bad hair day. The most common hair problems include:
- Dry hair
- Oily hair
- Frizzy hair
- Fragile hair
- Thin hair
- Limp hair
- Hair loss
Causes of Hair Problems
The causes of hair problems fall under two categories: operator error and inherited. We’ve all created some havoc and ruin on our hair from too much heat styling, overwashing, and exposure to the elements. Luckily, there are few (if any) hair problems that are totally unfixable. The most common causes of hair problems include:
- Heat styling (blowdrying, flat ironing, curling, etc.)
- Chemical treatments (keratin, Brazilian blowout, etc.)
- Exposure to elements (sun, wind, cold, etc.)
- Heavy metals and chemical exposure (toxins, carbon emissions, public transit, etc.)
- Biological predispositions (thin, curly, unruly, female hair loss)
Hair Care Routines
Luckily, pretty much every hair issue can be resolved. Incorporating a few steps into your hair care routine (and changing up your routine) can help turn your ho-hum hair train back to Positive Town.
An online hair care specialist can help you choose products that are pH balanced for your hair — and that will help fix your hair problems. The three things that nearly all hair care routines have in common? Shampoo, conditioner, and treatments.
How to Choose Hair Care Products
We recommend heading to the professionals when it comes to hair care products. There are so many products on the market right now, it’s hard to decide which ones to opt for.
Shampoo and Conditioner: How often should I wash my hair?
When it comes to shampoo and conditioner, you want to choose products that support your hair — instead of working against it.
First things first: if you’re washing your hair more than three times a week, you should probably slow your roll. You’ll want to chat with a hair care specialist about your hair type and how much shampooing you should do. Most people only shampoo two times a week. This gives the hair plenty of time to replenish its natural oils before the next wash.
Hair and Nutrition
Most people don’t think about the foods they eat when they think about hair care. But everything you put in your body ends up manifesting itself in your skin and hair. That’s why we recommend contacting an online hair care specialist to help you find out what nutrients your hair needs to live its best life.
Get product recommendations, nutrition advice, and supplements to keep your hair shiny, strong, and supple.