Hair re­pair

Q&A with Dr Sonal and Dr Apoorva Shah

Hair - - Editor's Letter -

qI’m just four weeks preg­nant, and I’m al­ready ex­pe­ri­enc­ing an ac­cel­er­ated hair loss. I’m re­ally wor­ried! Is this nor­mal? ~ Richa

Preg­nancy it­self helps to con­trol hair­fall as there is a dra­matic in­crease in the se­cre­tion of hor­mones dur­ing this time. There is ab­so­lutely no rea­son to worry. Make sure you fol­low a healthy diet, drink ad­e­quate amount of wa­ter and get proper sleep. Opt for an oil mas­sage for your scalp three times a week.

qI love to try new ‘dos all the time. Thanks to my ex­per­i­ments, I’ve started hav­ing bad hair days in a row. Please help! ~ Az­ima

Af­ter do­ing so many things to your hair, bad hair days are in­evitable. Re­peated chem­i­cal treat­ments are an open in­vi­ta­tion to hair fall, hair break­age and dry hair woes. You need to consult a tri­chol­o­gist. He will be the best per­son to guide you. Try to get your hair­care regime in place and fol­low ev­ery hair­wash with a con­di­tioner and serum ap­pli­ca­tion. This will help re­duce fur­ther hair break­age.

qI have an itchy, flaky scalp all through­out the year. I’ve tried ev­ery­thing from herbal packs to anti-dan­druff sham­poos, but noth­ing re­ally works. Is there an al­ter­na­tive so­lu­tion? ~ Anvi

You might not have a dan­druff prob­lem. How­ever, you might be prone to many other dis­or­ders in­clud­ing pso­ri­ai­sis, pityr­i­a­sis and amente­cia. You need to get your­self di­ag­nosed be­fore you sub­scribe for any treat­ment. Consult a tri­chol­o­gist to test your scalp with a capil­lo­scope as soon as pos­si­ble.

qI’m a Zumba trainer by pro­fes­sion. Since I sweat a lot, I need to wash my hair ev­ery day. I’ve ob­served that my hair has be­come dull and dry over the last few days. Please sug­gest a so­lu­tion. ~ Sucheta

Since you work out through­out the day, wash­ing your hair is a good habit. Make sure you wash it with a plain scalp cleanser. But if you are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing dull­ness and dry­ness in your tresses, it’s bet­ter to get them checked for any sort of min­eral de­fi­ciency or a dis­or­der.

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