Q&A with Dr Sonal and Dr Apoorva Shah
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.