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5 Common Hair Struggles & How To Treat Them

5 Common Hair Struggles & How To Treat Them

Struggling with a hair-related problem but have no idea how to handle it?

We’ve created this guide to 5 common issues with tips to help you treat them!

Hair loss

What causes it?

The most common type of hair loss is male pattern baldness, which affects around 6.5 million men in the UK. But around 50% of women over 65 experience pattern hair loss, too. 

Pattern baldness is typically genetic, but the following conditions may lead to hair loss:

  • Stress
  • Medication 
  • Dramatic weight loss
  • Deficiency of iron 
  • Illness  

For example, almost 25% of COVID-19 patients lose some hair within six months of becoming infected. 

How can you treat it?

You can try several treatments for hair loss:

  • Hair transplants
  • Minoxidil
  • Finasteride
  • Wigs 
  • Scalp micropigmentation 

It’s important to research these options carefully to make sure you’re aware of the potential risks and side effects.

Grey hairs 

What causes it?

Pigment cells within hair follicles die as we age, and individual strands take on a transparent colour, such as grey or white. And studies show that stress can also be a factor, as it causes the stem cells responsible for hair pigment to age prematurely.

How can you treat it?

The simplest way to treat grey hair is to use a hair dye. But using them frequently may cause damage, so use a repair product (such as the Brae Bond Angel Plex Effect Kit) to help coloured hair stay healthy.

Heat damage 

What causes it?

Do you use hair straighteners or curling tongs daily? You could be increasing the risk of hair breakage, split ends, and dryness. 

How can you treat it?

Cut back on the heated styling tools as much as possible. Explore different cuts or styles to make your hair more manageable without depending on your usual equipment. 

And try products designed to protect the hair while you style it and reduce frizz. The Brasil Cacau Reconstruction Kit is a great example.

Greasy hair 

What causes it?

Hair tends to become greasy when the sebaceous glands produce an excessive amount of sebum, a natural oil that lubricates skin to defend against friction. 

How can you treat it?

Try a shampoo or a hair treatment formulated to control greasiness, like the G.Hair Hair Tonic. Apply dry shampoo on days when you don’t wash your hair, and wear your hair up (which prevents you from playing with it and adding to its greasiness).

Dandruff

What causes it?

Dandruff is usually caused by:

  • Infrequent shampooing
  • Dry skin, eczema, or psoriasis
  • Irritated skin
  • Sensitivity to shampoos, conditioners, or styling products

You may develop dandruff at any age.

How can you treat it?

Try a good anti-dandruff shampoo and conditioner to clear it up. But if your dandruff persists, visit your doctor to discuss more effective treatments. 

We hope this guide helps you solve your hair problems! 

 

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