Hair repair Q&A with Dr Sonal and Dr Apoorva Shah
Your route to perfect hair every day.
Q I have thick, dense hair, but it’s extremely lacklustre. What can I do to make it soft and shiny? ~ Rochelle
Hair reflects the inner health of our body. Dry and lustreless hair could mean anything from mineral deficiency to hormonal imbalance. Follow a healthy diet and a proper haircare regime. Condition your tresses after every hairwash and apply a serum that suits your hair best.
Q I suffer from dandruff throughout the year. I have tried all kinds of Ayurvedic treatments to cure it, but nothing helps. ~ Archana
Dandruff is a generalised term under which there are many disorders — psoriasis, pityriasis rosea, amentecia, seborrhea sicca, seborrhoea oleosa and dermatitis, to name a few. While external applications will help reduce it temporarily, capilloscopy will aid in diagnosing your condition and finding a permanent cure for it.
Q I used to have long, shiny tresses, which have become extremely brittle in the last few months, even though I’ve never subjected them to any kind of chemical treatments. What could be the reason? ~ Ketki
Dryness and brittleness are signs of certain disorders. Even though you have not subjected your hair to chemical treatments, still deficiencies can occur to make it brittle. Consult a trichologist, as trichoanalysis and capilloscopy will help to diagnose the problem.
Q My scalp is extremely oily, even after a hairwash. What can I do to add bounce to my tresses? ~ Radhika
Oily scalp needs frequent washing. Use a mild scalp cleanser daily and avoid using a conditioner or a serum on regular basis. An oily scalp could also mean anything from a nutritional deficiency to major hormonal disorders. Counsult a doctor to find a permanent cure for this problem.