7 Of The Biggest Hair Problems & How To Solve Them

By 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.
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A seasonal flaky scalp is somewhat normal in drier climates, but dandruff that's 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 more oil for the yeast to feed on. Try a clarifying shampoo like Joico K-Pak Clarifying Shampoo.

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.
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Folks with oily scalps know the struggle of having to shampoo daily. If this is you, avoid moisturizing products, since 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.

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? Your 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.

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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.

We suggest Moroccanoil Hydrating Styling Cream and Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray from Oribe.
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Do you have unruly curly strands? Are you constantly fighting flyaways? The friction our hair has with our sheets, bedding, and towels can rough up the cuticle layer, exposing our "baby" hairs and resulting in a dull appearance. Try sleeping on silk pillowcases to allow your strands to lay flat, and dry your hair by squeezing out moisture with a cotton T-shirt instead of a towel.
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If you struggle to find volume in your hair, then this 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 it's still hot and dry.

Maintain lift at the crown by using R+Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo and Oribe Dry Texture Spray.
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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, which results in weak and brittle strands. Fortunately, there are some AMAZING products on the market that can repair the harm done.

Ask your 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.

Related: 7 Vitamins And Minerals Essential For Hair Health
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Getting in the shower and having 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 per 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 didn't recently change medication, this is most usually caused by stress, and it often takes about six months for it to show up in the body. Did you go through something particularly traumatic or stressful six months ago? You might be reaping the consequences now.

The best way to deal with this is to learn how to manage your stress so that it doesn’t show up in your body. Try massaging your scalp for five minutes every day; it will invigorate your scalp and 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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