Hair problems that need your attention

The condition of your hair can reveal about your state of inner health and your body functioning. Your hair and your health are interconnected as your hair’s microcirculations are highly dependent on your hormones. Your hair can tell a person whether you are nutritionally equipped or running low on the necessary supplements.

Here we list a few signs that your hair gives you which you simply shouldn’t ignore and we also tell you how to take control.


Hair problems that need your attention

Hair falls clear cut means you have iron deficiency. Iron stores are hugely important for hair strength. If you lose around 50—100 hair strands on a daily basis, it is not a case to worry as that is normal. But if you seem to exceed these numbers then it is sure shot an alarming sign for you.  Though iron deficiency is the main cause of hair fall, stress, a disease, fatigue or heredity can also play factors.

How to take control?
  • Eat dark green leafy vegetables, such as spinach and include dry fruits such as raisins and apricots in your diet.
  • Indulge in meditation as it helps relieve stress
  • Protein deficits could also be a reason sometimes, so eat meat, fish, cheese, tofu, beans, lentils, yoghurt, eggs, nuts and seeds.



Hair problems that need your attention

Today we have information bombardment, all thanks to the internet. But we often fail to recognize which information is reliable and genuine and therefore, end up trying all that is available online. Hair thinning is also caused by similar mistakes. Trying to many hair treatments, damaging hair habits, PCOS and nutritional deficiencies are the main reasons behind hair thinning.


How to take control?
  • Regular protein treatment is essential to enjoy stronger and thicker hair
  • Mix olive oil with some honey and apply the mixture on your hair. Leave it on for at least 30 minutes and then wash your hair. Do this twice a week.
  • Eat Vitamin E rich foods such as spinach, almonds, roasted sunflower seeds, avocados and shrimps.




Hair problems that need your attention

Itchy scalp is also called dandruff.  An overgrowth of yeast causes the itching and flaking linked with these conditions. Stress, weakness and allergy to hair care products are also said to be the common causes of an itchy scalp.

How to take control?
  • Apply fresh lemon juice thoroughly on the scalp. Leave it on for 5-10 minutes and then shampoo your hair. Lemon juice will help treat an itchy and dry scalp because of its antiseptic properties
  • Apple cider vinegar has powerful anti-inflammation properties that help kill the yeast and virus that can cause itchy scalp.
  • Use coconut oil and aloevera as it helps mitigate excessive dryness and itching by moisturizing the scalp.




Hair problems that need your attention

We have seen it a zillion times on television ads that lack of keratin is the main reason behind split ends. This is indeed true. Although, there are various other reasons also but this one is the most prominent. Other reasons include, too hard heat styling, using hair dryer too close at maximum heat, rubbing the hair on the pillow etc.

How to take control?
  • Trim your hair once every month
  • Use egg masks to strengthen the roots of your hair
  • Hot oil conditioning is one of the best home remedies for split ends
  • Use sun protection serums or simply a scarf/hat on the beach.
  • Wash hair in cold water whenever possible
  • avoid heat and chemicals whenever doable



Hair problems that need your attention

Melanin levels in our body are responsible for the color in our hair. When there is a drop in melanin in our body, premature graying begins. If you are below 30yrs and are witnessing grey hair then you need to pay attention. Low thyroid levels are also known to be the reasons of premature graying.

How to take control?
  • Eat vitamin B rich foods such as poultry, seafood, bananas,and leafy green vegetables such as spinach, potatoes and fortified cereals
  • Use Coconut oil to condition your hair as they are rich in minerals, vitamins and carbohydrates, which is beneficial for preventing graying of hair.
  • Protect your hair from being exposed to pollution and manage your stress with regular exercises.



Hair problems that need your attention

A person’s hair texture is not constant throughout his lifetime. It changes every 10-15 years with change in body and lifestyle. Change in hormones is considered as the foremost reason behind rough hair texture.

How to take control?
  • Omega 3 fatty acids are essential for smooth hair. So include fish such as salmon and olive oil in your diet
  • Eat protein rich foods, nuts and green leafy vegetables
  • Drink plenty of water. Drink minimum 8 glasses per day.


Recommendations For You:

Post-workout hair tips

7 inexpensive ways to grow your hair long

10 habits that are ruining your hair


Previous articleMentrual cups-the wondrous innovation!
Next article8 Things you should hide from your boyfriend
Ashwathi is an enthusiastic traveller and dancer with a passion for movies and music. Hailing from an Army background, she considers herself fortunate enough to have experienced the diverse cultures that India boasts of. She is a graduate in Journalism and Mass Communications and has worked in print, radio and television.