Hair Types and Hair Problem Solutions

Work with your hair, not against it. Here are common hair problems and practical solutions including recommended hair products that will solve your hair problems.

Limp Hair Problem
Limp hair is commonly caused by buildup on the scalp, not the hair, so the basic solution is to clean and exfoliate the scalp first.  Loading up on products can torture limp hair.  “You can’t spray limp hair with a volumizer and expect it to instantly repair the difficulty,” as advised by hair expert Jean-Louis Renaud.  His Phytologie Hair care company addresses hair care as serious as toxicology.

Recommended products: Phytoslogie’s three step program involves Phytopolliene pre-treatment oil to exfoliate the scalp, Phytocedrat shampoo to clean the hair and scalp, and Phyto L spray to act as an astringent.  Restoration does not happen overnight.  It is a corrective therapy that gets lasting results.

Frizzy or Curly Hair
Do not lop off those rebellious curls-- all they need is a little TLC.  To keep frizzy or curly hair under control, avoid blow-drying it.  If you must, use a diffuser attachment and a cool setting.  Work with your hair not against it.  Shop for hair products labeled as “serum.”  It should be applied to damp hair to coat and smoothen it, taming the wayward strands. 

Recommended products: John Frieda Frizz Ease Hair Serum and Kiehl’s Leave-In Hair Conditioner

Dry, Flaky Scalp
If you are experiencing dry, flaky scalp, stay away from blow dryers for a while because it can over-dry the scalp.  Use a medicated and mild soothing shampoo.  Some find Neutrogena T/Gel Shampoo very effective for this purpose.

Course Straight Hair (Asian hair)
For those with straight, course hair, look for a style with no significant part.  You may add some needed texture by coloring or waving (such as digital perm) the hair.  Styles with some length work best with this type of hair because if you cut it too short, the hair can separate and appear pokey, like hairbrush bristles.  Most Asians with this type of hair complain because of its weighted down quality.  Occasional use of a deep cleansing shampoo like TRESemme Deep Cleansing Shampoo will remedy this significantly.

 Damaged Hair
Damaged and out of condition hair may only be remedied by a good haircut to remove the damaged parts.  Follow that up by an intensive conditioning treatment which can be done in a salon using steam heating.  You can also remedy this at home by using an intensive conditioner at least once a week.  Leave it on your hair under a shower cap for 20 minutes. 

Recommended product:  Rene Furterer Karité Conditioning Cream - it is highly acclaimed to repair over-processed hair.

Baby-Fine Hair
The fix for baby fine hair is a great haircut.  A uniform cut sans the layers will work best.  Be overly cautious on going for very short haircuts because it makes you lose a lot of volume.  You may end up looking like a wet chicken.

Recommended products: Pantene Pro-V 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner would give you noticeable results.  Body building sprays may simply make your hair look thicker but without any movement or swing, which eventually defeats the purpose.  Try Redken’s Fat Cat Thickening Lotion instead.  Those who used this product found visible improvements after three applications.

Static on Hair
To solve the static problem on hair, use conditioner regularly as usual.  Apply a little gel your hair before blow drying.  There’s one other solution – use laundry anti-static sheets (the stuff you toss in the dryer) on your hair to get rid of the static on your hair. 

Cowlick Bangs
A cowlick is one natural hair trait that you have to live with for the rest of your life.  Work with it by applying some weight on your bang area.  Heavier bangs would help solve it.  Your blow dryer is your best friend when it comes to solving this problem.

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