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7 Biggest Hair Problems and How to Solve Them

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05 . 13 . 15
Justine Marjan

Justine Marjan

Editor at Mane Addicts
As Editorial Director of Mane Addicts, Justine was enlisted as one of two to create the site in Jen Atkin's vision from the very beginning. A hairstylist for over 10 years, she loves all things beauty and fashion. She enjoys traveling the globe, long flights sans internet, and a good sheet mask.
Justine Marjan

Whether you’re someone who has seasonal dandruff, an oily scalp, split ends, or breakage, chances are there’s a hair problem you’ve been dealing with. Well say goodbye to your hair woes because we’re here to bring you the answers you’ve been waiting for.

DANDRUFF

A seasonal flaky scalp is somewhat normal in dryer climates, but dandruff is caused by an overgrowth of yeast or a fungus living on the scalp, can be an entirely different issue. When we have an accumulation of dead skin cells, there’s only more oil for the yeast to feed on. Try a clarifying shampoo like Joico K-Pak Clarifying Shampoo.

davines purifying dandruff

If your issue with dandruff is severe, we suggest a weekly treatment. Try Davines Purifying Gel paired with Davines Purifying Shampoo to see dramatic results.

 

OILY SCALP

Girls with oily scalps know the struggle of having to shampoo their hair daily. Avoid moisturizing products as your scalp already has an excess of oil. Afraid of what that will do to your ends? We suggest using two different shampoos to address the different parts of your hair.

kerastase rene furterer

Try Rene Futerer Volumea Shampoo on the roots and Kerastase Nutritive Bain Shampoo on the ends. Finish with conditioner only on the ends of your hair.

The added bonus of having an oily scalp? You’re hair is more likely to be in excellent condition. Keep your ends healthy by investing in a Mason Pearson brush and brush your hair out from scalp through ends before you shower. This will help distribute the oils from your scalp through the rest of your hair providing the best natural conditioner your hair could have.

 

SPLIT ENDS

Most of us have dealt with split ends at one point or another. Whether it’s because you’ve gone too long without a haircut, are heat styling daily, or just generally have weak strands, it’s time to do something about it! A leave in conditioner and heat protectant can do wonders to maintain the integrity of your hair.

oribe royal blowout moroccanoil hydrating

We suggest Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream and Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray from Oribe.

 

FRIZZ

Do you have curly strands that can be unruly? Are you constantly fighting flyaways? The friction our hair has with our sheets, bedding, and towels can rough up the cuticle layer of the hair, exposing our ‘baby’ hairs and resulting in a dull appearance. Try sleeping on silk pillowcases to allow your strands to lay flat and try drying your hair by squeezing out moisture with a cotton t-shirt instead of shaking with a towel.

 

LIMPNESS

If you struggle to find volume in your hair, than this post is for you! Having strands that don’t fall flat means finding volume that starts at the roots. Avoid conditioner near your scalp. When styling, blow dry with a round brush, setting the hair with duck bill clips when still hot and dry.

oribe dry texture r+co dry shampoo

Maintain lift at the crown by using R+Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo and Oribe Dry Texture Spray.

 

BREAKAGE

This is the most common hair dilemma as we live in a world of overprocessed hair. Whether you let your friend dye your hair at beauty school or you tried a box dye at home, we’ve all had our fair share of chemical damage, resulting in weak and brittle strands. Fortunately there are some AMAZING products on the market that can literally repair the harm done.

olaplex inphenom

Ask you stylist about an Olaplex treatment, or try Inphenom. Prevent further breakage and allow new hair growth to take over with supplements like Viviscal or Biosil.

 

HAIR LOSS/BALD PATCHES

Getting in the shower to see handfuls of hair fall out can be a shocking experience. What some of us don’t know is that it’s normal to lose hair. On average, we lose about 100 strands of hair a day, and if you’re not someone who brushes or washes your hair daily, that can accumulate.

On the other hand, new bald spots are an entirely different issue. If you are not someone who recently changed medication, this is most usually caused by stress, and it often takes about 6 months for it to show up in the body. Did you go through something particularly traumatic or stressful 6 months ago? You might be reaping the consequences now.

hairfinity viviscal

The best way to deal with this is to learn how to manage your stress levels so that it doesn’t show up in your body. Try massaging your scalp for 5 minutes every day- it will invigorate your scalp, slow you down, and it feels great! In addition, get that hair growing back by taking supplements. We suggest Hairfinity, Viviscal, and Hum, or check out our essential hair vitamin guide.

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