Here are some of the most common frustrations, problems and difficulties that we encounter in dealing with our hair and I am sure that you’ve met one or more of them.
Most Common Hair Problems
1- Tangles and Knots:
When the hair cuticle becomes rough and raised, it interlocks with surrounding hair, a process that results in tangles.
Care for Tangles and Knots:
Wear a head covering when riding on a bike or in a boat or open-top car. If you do not want to cover your head, then apply Leave-In Deep-Conditioning Mask. This product also helps to remove knots: apply the mask, then use a hard-rubber, wide-toothed, saw-cut comb. Start combing at the ends of your hair and gradually work your way up to the roots.
2- Split Ends:
Long hair is particularly susceptible to split ends. These ends experience the most moisture evaporation. It is difficult for scalp oil to reach to the ends of long hair. Chemical and physical trauma can also cause split ends.
Care for Split Ends:
Treating splits ends except in a temporary way is impossible. Leave-In Deep-Conditioning Mask will help the split ends to look better until the next shampoo. Trimming the split ends is the only long-term, effective way to treat split ends. Hair is of different lengths: first trim the most obvious ends, which will be those on the longest hair. Then separate your hair into numerous small sections. Wrap each section with your fingers: the split ends will stick out. Keep up this process, gradually trimming all the split ends.
3- Frizzy Hair:
Once the hair is styled, it stays in the shape in which it has been styled. If, however, it absorbs so much moisture that the hydrogen bonds in the hair are broken, then hair reverts to its pre-styled configuration. Hair that has been through this process is called frizzy hair. Frizzy hair happens in humid environments and also in situations in which there is a significant difference between indoor and outdoor humidity levels (a situation common in winter months).
Care for Frizzy Hair:
Use a shampoo and conditioner recommended for your hair type, but also use Leave-In Deep-Conditioning Mask every day during the humid months. It helps to seal the cuticle and does not allow either moisture absorption or loss.
4- Limp Hair:
In this condition hair lacks body, lies flat, and does not feel full. Fine hair, in particular situations, can lead to limp hair. Caucasians have fine hair, but they have more hair than do other races. Each hair has its oil gland; therefore, more hair has more oil, which makes the hair heavy and limp. African-Americans also have fine hair. But among this race, hair straightening is the most common hair treatment, and repeated straightening can cause traction hair loss and, with age, the hair’s diameter becomes reduced. Straightening hair, along with the combination of hair loss and reduced hair diameter, leads to flat, limp hair in African-Americans.
Care for Limp Hair:
Use body-building products such as Leave-In Deep-Conditioning Mask: it will add volume by coating the hair very finely. Hair can be given more body by loose curling or by combing damp hair gently in the forward direction, using a hair dryer from behind. When the hair is dry, style it the way you like. Different styling fixatives can also add to the hair’s body.
5- Dull Hair:
It’s the reflection of light from smooth cuticles that makes the hair shine. Straight, smooth surfaces are shinier than wavy and curly ones. That’s why, among different kinds of healthy hair, the shiniest is straight hair. Chemical trauma (the result of hair coloring, bleaching, perming, straightening, exposure to salt or chlorine in water) and physical trauma (the result of heat, the wind, and rough combing) damage and raise the cuticle, which is then not able to reflect light. Hair then looks dull.
Care for Dull Hair:
A few applications of Restorative Deep-Conditioning Mask before and after any chemical treatments, and using daily Ultra-Restorative Shampoo and Conditioner help flatten the cuticle and make the hair shine. Shine sprays and Leave-in Deep-Conditioning Mask are also helpful.
6- Flyaway and Static Hair:
Dry hair generates electricity by rubbing, which builds up a triboelectric charge. It is a positive (+) charge, and this charge builds up over time. Because similar charges repel, the situation leads to flyaway hair. A hard rubber or plastic comb will collect negative (-) charges on its surface. Because the comb is negatively charged, it will attract hair with a positive charge The result? Static hair.
Care for Flyaway and Static Hair:
Apply Leave-In Deep-Conditioning Mask: it reduces friction and the consequent build-up of electricity. Using a humidifier during winter, and re-moisturizing the hair with Leave-In Deep-Conditioning Mask guards against the build-up of positive charge in the hair and eliminates the flyaway and static build-up problems.