Ask anyone, and they’ll have a complaint about their hair. It seems to be the same recurring issues for different people. From frizz to flatness, the common hair problems people face can be a bonding conversation topic in salons.
Fortunately, the most common issues can be corrected with natural solutions. Here are the five most common hair complaints and how to fix them.
The main cause of frizzy hair is damage. If your hair is constantly frizzing out, it’s trying to tell you something.
To repair the damage and reduce the frizz, you need to balance prevention and restoration. Restore nourishment to your locks with a vitamin-rich natural oil, such as argan. To prevent further damage, turn down the heat, and use a protective spray when using hot tools.
If you have curly or coarse hair, argan oil is also an excellent solution for natural hair problems caused by your hair’s texture. Applying a nourishing oil can help smooth the frizz and showcase your natural hair in all its glory.
When your hair isn’t growing, it can be indicative of problems inside your body. For example, if you aren’t getting enough vitamins or experiencing a lot of stress, you may experience slow hair growth. Focus on healing your body from the inside out with a nutrient-rich diet and stress-management practices.
Another reason for a perceived lack of growth is split ends. As your ends split, your hair breaks off and gets shorter. This effect can look like a lack of growth. To correct this common problem, get a trim every six to eight weeks.
Having flat hair and a lack of volume is another common hair complaint. Your hair may fall flat if you have a buildup of product or use low-quality shampoo and conditioner. Talk to your stylist to get a salon-grade hair treatment that will cleanse and nourish your tired locks.
Another common cause of flat hair is conditioning near the roots. When you use conditioner, work up from the ends and stop halfway up your hair. Avoid putting any heavy product on the roots.
For an added boost, blow dry against the grain when styling your hair. Flip your head upside down or go against the natural part for an added pop of volume.
Believe it or not, one of the primary causes of greasy hair is overwashing. When you wash your hair too often, you strip it of its natural oils. As a result, your scalp tries to overcompensate by creating more oil, leading to a vicious cycle.
Try to limit your washing to two or three days a week, using dry shampoo to bridge the gap. Over time, your hair will start to correct itself. Additionally, focus on brushing the natural oil down from your scalp to your ends every morning. Some people have a genetic predisposition toward greasy hair. Through brushing and dry shampoo use, you can mitigate the effects on your locks.
If your hair has lost its shine and luster, you could be experiencing a buildup of product or heat damage. One of the most common causes of dull hair is damage from the sun. Use a hair treatment with an SPF if you plan on spending your summers catching rays at the beach.
Schedule regular clarifying treatments to reduce the buildup of product from your hair, and reintroduce nourishment using argan oil for a lightweight shine. Additionally, taking time twice a month to do a deep conditioning mask that’s rich in vitamin E can have a shine-restoring effect.
If you’re facing any of these common hair complaints, know that you’re not alone. Try these natural solutions for yourself, then share them with your friends at the salon!