We have all experienced a bad hair day, so perfectly timed that it shows up on that exact day we are trying to look our best. However, have you been experiencing bad hair days every day? If so, you probably need to give your hair a closer look.
We all desperately need our hair to look on point, and for that, the measures we take are not always the best ones. We put it through multiple chemical treatments, daily heat styling, excessive product usage, and whatnot. While all these might make your hair look Rapunzel-like that particular day, eventually, the damage gets to the point of no return.
Here are some signs you should look for “a wake-up call” to pay more attention to your hair’s needs and do some damage control:
Uneven and bumpy strands: The easiest way to spot this is by taking a strand of hair and running your fingers through its length. Pay attention to the texture that you feel. If it feels bumpy and rough, it is a sign that it is damaged.
Loose strands: Loose strands of hair on the pillow or floor every time you run your hands through your hair are signs of excess hair loss. It is important to take note of this as it can be an early sign of baldness. Baldness can be treated or delayed largely when identified at the early stages.
Split-ends: Split-ends are caused by a lack of nourishment leading to dry and brittle ends. Look out for strands with a ‘Y’ like split at the end. Excess heat styling tools, rough hair, chemical treatments, etc., is usually the culprit behind it.
Frizzy hair: Notice how the frizz in your hair gets way more intensified when the climate gets humid? This is because moisture gets trapped in the hair shaft and causes swelling. However, the way you handle your hair; like using harsh towels, sleeping on rough pillows, etc., can also lead to frizz.
Dry scalp: Your hair needs oil and moisture to stay healthy so the scalp produces oil to keep it moisturised. However, it becomes dry and flakey when the scalp fails to do so. A dry scalp is a call to provide your hair with more moisture and conditioning and bring back its shine.
Hair breakage: Another sign that your hair lacks nourishment is if it breaks off easily. It can be due to exposure to pollution, chemical treatments, bad water, etc.
Hair thinning: While it is normal to lose 50-100 strands a day, a number more than this daily is something that needs your attention. You may notice hair thinning around your temples and crown of the scalp. Lack of nutrients, hormonal changes, product build-up, and more could be the reason for hair thinning.
Greasy hair: The lack of natural oil is a problem, but the opposite is also a matter of concern. If the scalp produces excess oil, it leads to greasy hair. Greasy hair attracts dirt and promotes the growth of microbes. This dust and dirt further block the hair follicles from breathing, leading to hair fall.
The next immediate step should be damage control as soon as you find one or more of these signs. Once you have identified the problem and its cause, it is easier to find an appropriate treatment. So, here are the top ways to tackle these problems.
Treatment For Hair Problems
Now that it is easy for you to look for the signs of hair damage, it’s time for the next step. Here are all the go-to, effective, steps to tackle these hair problems.
Protein Treatment: Hair is made up of protein. So, when there is a lack of protein in the hair, it affects the entire hair growth and its texture. Gaps in the protein cells cause hair bumps and uneven texture to give your hair that extra dose of protein; so use a protein-rich shampoo, conditioner and serum. Products with almonds as the main ingredient, like the Tru Hair Natural Biotin Shampoo, helps in nourishing the hair with protein. Almonds contain 21% protein, making them one of the best ingredients for hair care. Pair this shampoo with the Tru Hair Biotin Conditioner for the best finish. You can also opt for serums. Serums are concentrated oils, so a tiny bit goes a long way. The Tru Hair Protein Hair Serum is one of the best options as the unique blend of ingredients effectively helps treat protein deficiency and leaves your hair smooth and shiny.
Warm Oil Treatment: When you have to tackle dryness, breakage, split ends, hair thinning, and other hair problems that are caused due to a lack of moisture and nourishment, the best option is a warm oil head massage. It helps seal the hair cuticle and protect your hair from further damage. When choosing an oil, make sure that it is a blend of Ayurvedic ingredients that help treat all hair problems. Tru Hair Oil with Heater contains nutrient-rich ingredients like Bhringaraj, Amla, Aloe Vera, Hibiscus, Brahmi, and more that focus on damage repair, preventing premature greying of hair, and improving hair texture.
One of the things you need to be careful of when doing a warm oil treatment is the temperature of the oil. It is important not to burn the oil or heat it to such an extent that it burns your scalp and damages the follicles. The Tru Heater heats the oil to an optimum temperature of about 65° in around 4 minutes and allows you to have a pleasant and calming warm oil massage treatment at home.
Trim Your Hair: If you notice split ends, book an appointment with your stylist and get that much-needed hair trim. Make it a point to schedule your hair cuts every couple of months according to your hair growth.
Use The Right Shampoo And Conditioner: Most of the time, your hair gets damaged due to the harsh chemicals found in many over-the-counter hair products. Choose hair products with ingredients like almonds, vitamin E etc of Tru Hair. All Tru Hair products have no Parabens, Sulphates, LLPs, or any other toxic chemicals.
Eat right: Your hair’s health depends on your diet more than you think. A major part of nutrients for your hair should come from the food you eat. When you start experiencing hair problems, try switching up your diet to foods good for the hair. You can also take supplements to ensure that your hair does not lack important nutrients.
Tru Hair’s 3-Factor Hair Analysis suggests products based on the ingredients that your hair and scalp need and you also get a 100% FREE personalised natural hair supplement as a bonus.
Apart from being gentle on the hair, sleeping on silk pillows, and covering your hair when stepping out, it is also important to give it that weekly extra care in the form of an overnight hair mask. Ensure that the products you choose are all free of harsh chemicals and contain organic, natural ingredients.
Tru Hair offers products that contain ingredients that are known to provide intense nourishment to the hair follicles and strands. By combining ancient Ayurveda with modern technology, we can offer the best of both worlds. Identify the problem areas of your hair and allow us to help you rediscover long-flowing, healthy locks.
Dr. Tambe (Ayurvedic Practioner)
Dr. Tambe is an Ayurvedic Consultant, practicing in Satara City, Maharashtra for the last 45 years.He comes from a long line of Ayurvedic doctors. His grandfather and father were both Vaidyas, therefore he wanted to continue the family legacy.This year, his family will celebrate 100 years of Ayurvedic service