What Causes Hair Problems? Try These Hair Care Remedies And Include Biotin In Your Diet

Hair Problems

Healthy hair is an essential part of one’s appearance. It also plays a major role in one’s self-esteem and boosts the confidence of an individual. Every now and then you must have used several hair styling products for adding volume to your hair or adding shine to them. However, some of these products contain ingredients that aren’t safe and can cause severe damage to your hair health in the long run.

If you are suffering from any type of hair problem, like hair loss, you should start paying attention to it as soon as possible. Because hair loss is caused by not one or two, but multiple internal as well as external factors. Consulting a dermatologist or trying tested homemade hair care remedies could be an effective way of dealing with them.

Today, we will be discussing the types of hair problems, their causes, the top 5 hair care remedies, and how you can prevent any type of hair problem in the future.

Types of Hair Problems

Hair problems are very common in both men and women. They include everything from thinning hair to balding, split ends, and dandruff. Let’s take a closer look at each type of problem.

1.  Dandruff

Dandruff is a type of scalp disorder characterized by flaking skin cells. It usually occurs when the scalp becomes too oily.  Other causes of dandruff are dry skin, skin conditions like eczema, etc.

2. Hair Loss

There are several reasons why an individual might start losing his/her hair. Among them one reason is genetics. If either one or both parents have hair loss problems, then there is a higher chance that the child will also have to face hair loss at some point of time in life. Another major cause of hair loss is stress. Stress can lead to hair loss because it affects hormones.

3. Split Ends

Split ends are also known as frizzies. They occur when the cuticle layer of the hair breaks down. This allows moisture to penetrate the hair shaft, causing the hair to become dry and brittle.

4. Greasy Hair

A greasy scalp can make hair fall out. It can also lead to dandruff. Dandruff is when flakes of dead skin accumulate on the scalp. This can happen due to dryness, oily scalp, or both.

5. Dry Hair

If you’re dealing with dry hair, try using a conditioner. You can use a leave-in conditioner or a deep conditioning treatment. Leave-ins work well because they moisturize the hair without weighing it down. Deep conditioning treatments help restore moisture by penetrating the cuticle layer of the hair shaft.

Also Read: About Hair Growth Serum

Causes of Hair Problems

Hair loss is often caused by an imbalance in hormones which can result from several factors including diet, lifestyle choices, medical conditions, stress, and environmental factors. Genetics can also be a major cause of your hair problem. Let’s discuss these causes in brief.

1.     Genetics

While there are many possible causes of hair loss, some people will lose their hair due to genetic predisposition. This means that certain genes make them more likely to develop baldness than others.

2.     Stress

Stress has been shown to cause hair loss in both men and women. It can also lead to other symptoms such as headaches, insomnia, and anxiety. If you feel stressed out often, try taking a few minutes each day to relax. This relaxation of a few minutes can help you with reducing hair loss too.

3.     Hormonal Changes

Another common cause of hair loss is hormonal changes. This includes periods of rapid growth (such as during puberty) and periods of low growth (such as after pregnancy).

4.     Medications

Many medications can also cause hair loss. If you take any medication, consult with your doctor.

5.     Other Causes

Other causes of hair problems include too much sun exposure and certain medical conditions.

Top 5 hair care remedies you can try

If you want to protect your hair and maintain its health and shininess for a long time, then these remedies are for you. These 5 hair care remedies are easy to use.

1.     Egg Mask For Hair

Egg mask helps in nourishing the hair follicles and promotes hair growth. Eggs are rich in protein and biotin, the 2 nutrients that are essential for hair growth. You need only two ingredients for this treatment – one egg white and one tablespoon of honey. Mix them well and apply them to your scalp. Leave it for 30 minutes before washing it off with warm water. Repeat this process twice a week.

It is one of the most effective hair care remedies.

Benefits:

  • Prevent hair breakage
  • Increase hair growth
  • Provides nourishment

2.     Taking Supplements

You may not be getting all the required nutrients from your diet alone to ensure healthy hair. In such a scenario, taking a supplement designed specifically to help you get healthier hair may work.

One such effective tablet is Perfectil. It is a triple-active supplement for skin, hair, and nails with 22 micronutrients including biotin, zinc, L-cysteine, and selenium, which does not contain artificial colors, preservatives, lactose, yeast, or gelatin and is gluten-free.

Also, I liked their perspective on the human body that everyone is different and their nutrient needs are also different. That’s when I came across the 3-step supplement selector test on their website. It gives you a supplement specially designed for your body according to your age and weight.1

Benefits:

We have all heard of keratin is one of the most abundant proteins in skin and hair. But did you know that it is L-cysteine (available in Perfectil) that is a building block for keratin?

Note: Consult an expert first before consuming any tablets.

Hair Problems

3.     Using Apple Cider Vinegar

Using an apple cider vinegar mask is another one of effective hair care remedy that you can use. It has also been known to help treat dry skin, dandruff, and itchiness.

How to Prepare Apple Cider Vinegar Mask:

  • 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2-3 egg whites
  • Mix them all

Apply it for 30 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water.

4.     Using Aloe Vera Gel for Hair

Aloe vera has been used to treat various ailments. Its anti-inflammatory properties help reduce itching and irritation, making it the best among all homemade hair care remedies. Mix aloe vera juice with honey and apply it to your scalp. Leave it overnight and wash it off with warm water in the morning.

Benefits:

  • Strengthens hair
  • Helps in reducing itching and irritation
  • Promotes hair growth

5.     Using Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a natural moisturizer and works as an excellent natural conditioner and helps in preventing dryness. Apply coconut oil directly to your scalp and leave it there for 15-30 minutes. Then wash it off with lukewarm water.

Benefits:

  • Promotes hair growth
  • Help in reducing dandruff
  • Prevent hair breakage
  • Add shine to hair

These were the top 5 hair care remedies you can use for dealing with hair problems and getting healthy, lustrous hair.

Role of Nutrients in Hair Health

Nutrients play an essential role in hair growth, they provide essential elements to the body for making the hairs stronger, thicker, and shinier, preventing dandruff, dryness, itchiness, irritation, etc.

Some of the essential nutrients for healthy hair are:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Zinc
  • Iron
  • Biotin
  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B2
  • Protein
  • L – Cysteine, etc.

That’s why I am happy to take Perfectil for my hair which has all of the nutrients mentioned above.

How to Prevent Hair Problems

Here are some ways how you can prevent hair problems.

  1. Manage your stress. A few ways to do this are by spending time with your family, playing sports, doing exercise, listening to music, etc.
  2. Adopt a proper hair care routine.
  3. Avoid using excessive hair styling products.
  4. Cover your hair whenever you are outside and try to avoid dust and too much sun exposure.
  5. Quit smoking.
  6. Take a proper diet.

I hope this article on hair problems,  different types of hair problems, causes, and hair care remedies has been insightful as well as helpful for you.

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Ruchi Verma

Certified parenting teen practitioner, multiple Award winner, mother of two active kids believes in sharing the right source of information to readers which could help them in every possible way!!

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14 Comments

  1. What an in-depth and informative article! #HealthyLivingWithVitabiotics

  2. Thank you for sharing such valuable information. It is imperative that we take care of nutrition for our hair health holistically.

  3. Just the post I needed, thank you for sharing. #healthylivingwithvitabiotics

  4. Some really useful tips, i also regularly use Aloe vera and coconut oil along with biotin suppliment like vitabiotics#HealthyLivingWithVitabiotics

  5. Shreemayee Chattopadhyay

    That’s such an informative article. My DIL is suffering from hair loss. I’ll definitely pass it on to her so that she can try these remedies.

  6. A well researched blog on the topic. I would give Apple Cider Vinegar Mask a try. And does this supplement leaves an after taste in the mouth?

  7. I have tried getting Keratin treatments, which worked well in addressing my hair fall issues. These are some essential tips to check hair problems.

  8. I have tried all these remedies and swear by them but never tried the supplements. It feels like it is high time we should start taking supplements as our current diet might not suffice.

  9. Loved the ideas in this article! Hair fall is such a common problem and there’s not much awareness about biotin deficiency. Great article.

  10. Hair loss has become a common problem with the present lifestyle. You have very well presented the solutions, shall try them one at a time for better results.

  11. I have been loosing my hair since last few years but was not able to find the causes but this post has helped find that and along with that, I have found some preventions as well. These are very feasible preventions for me.

  12. I understand the positive effects of Biotin on our hair, and why it must be included in our daily list of to-do things. You have rightly mentioned the hair care remedies, but trust me Biotin helps a lot.

  13. Since the birth of my second child I have been loosing hair crazily and till date have not found any respite from it. I am going to start with perfectil as hacve heard really very good reviews about it and how it helps in skin, hair and nails strengthening.

  14. Such a well-researched article! Hair fall is a common issue today and these tips can help people. Nutrition and wash care- these two things must be balanced properly.
    * Would like to try Perfectil!

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