6 Lockdown Hair Problems And Their Quick Fixes
Since many people are suffering from multiple lockdown hair problems, we’ve listed down a few tips that will help.
“In 2019, my hair was thick and luscious. Fast forward to 2021 and I can’t seem to get rid of the hair fall.” If this statement is all too real for you, well, join the team. As if the pandemic stress wasn’t enough, seeing those chunks of hair in the drain is sending us into a full-blown panic attack. Lockdown hair problems are a real thing and the main cause of it happens to be something so common, yet so unexpected — stress. If you’re wondering what stress has to do with your hair, well the answer is –EVERYTHING! Since your body, skin, and hair are all interconnected, if one is not doing so good, the rest are affected as well.
Unfortunately, lockdown hair problems are not only limited to hair fall. *We wish it were that simple TBH*. This pandemic has brought about other hair issues as well. But we aren’t here to remind you of your problems; instead, we want to help you fix them. Keep reading to get all the deets on how you can take care of your lockdown hair woes.
Lockdown Hair Problems That Are Stressing Us Out
Unfortunately, along with hair fall, there are other lockdown hair problems as well. Hair thinning comes in second on the list, followed by dry hair, itchy scalp, rough texture, excess frizz and even premature greying. But don’t freak out just yet; we’ve got a few home remedies that can help. Scroll down to find the DIYs and products you will need to restore your hair to its former goodness.
6 Hair Issues, 6 Quick Fixes
1. Hair Loss
Although some amount of hair loss is normal, during the lockdown, however, many people have been experiencing excessive hair fall. This could be due to multiple reasons like chronic stress, change in diet, nutritional deficiency etc. The good news is that it is treatable.
Avocado And Coconut Oil Hair Mask
Avocados are delicious on toast and are great for your hair as well. They are not just rich in biotin but are also packed with good fats and lots of vitamins, making them the perfect solution for your lockdown hair problems.
– 1 avocado
– 2–3 tbsp. coconut oil
Mash, mix and apply. Once applied, leave the mask on for 30 minutes before washing it off with cold water.
TGM Tip: If you are not able to get enough nutrients from your diet, you can include supplements. Include biotin, vitamin A, C, E, iron, zinc, iron, and magnesium. If your hair fall concerns you, consult a doctor.
2. Hair Thinning
Hair thinning is the result of lifestyle habits or genetics, and sometimes even both. When your hair follicles progressively shrink in size, it results in the conversion of your thick terminal hair into fine vellus hair.
Egg White Hair Mask
The next time you’re making a sunny side up, keep an extra egg for your hair. Egg whites are loaded with proteins that help build, maintain, and replace the tissues in your body and hair.
– 2 eggs (only whites)
– 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
Mix the ingredients together. Once they are blended well, apply it evenly to damp hair and leave it on for 20 minutes before washing it off.
3. Itchy Scalp
Itchy scalp is another common issue from the lockdown hair problems list. Irregular hair washes, sweat, oil and product build-up, dandruff, can all cause scalp itching and sometimes scalp odour.
Apple Cider Hair Mask
Apple cider vinegar has antimicrobial properties that help in scalp itching and odour.
Mix equal amounts of apple cider vinegar and water. Apply this mixture to the scalp. Leave it 10 – 15 mins. Wash your hair with water.
TGM Tip: It doesn’t matter if you have nowhere to go! A regular hair wash regime needs to be added to your schedule.
4. Dry, Frizzy Hair or Rough Texture
Just like your skin, when your hair and scalp don’t get enough moisture, it leads to dry and frizzy hair.
Aloe Vera Hair Mask
It is not only beneficial for your skin, but for your hair and scalp as well. It contains vitamins A, C, and E. All three of these vitamins contribute to cell turnover.
– 2 tbsp of aloe gel
– Virgin coconut oil
Mix the two ingredients together until you get a smooth paste. Apply the mask evenly to your hair, starting from the middle portion, working your way down towards the end. And once you’re done with your strands, apply the rest of the mask to your scalp. Cover your hair with a shower cap and leave it on for 30 minutes.
TGM Tip: Give those heat styling tools a break. Also, add omega-3s and antioxidants to your diet.
5. Premature Greying
While premature greying is mostly determined by genetics, other factors like smoking and harsh chemicals can also lead to this hair woe.
Curry Leaves Hair Mask
Curry leaves have been used for centuries to reduce premature hair greying and white hair.
Mix a few leaves with either coconut or jojoba oil and heat it until the oil changes colour and turns slightly black. Let it cool down for a bit and then gently massage it on your scalp. Leave it overnight for the best results.
6. Split Ends
Since we’ve been in quarantine for a while now, it’s no surprise that many are dealing with split ends. When your brittle locks become distressed, they essentially ‘break’ at the ends. While there are many DIY hair cutting tutorials online, don’t grab your scissors just yet.
Banana Hair Mask
Banana is rich in essential vitamins, iron, potassium, and natural oils. Combining it with yoghurt will give your strands the nutrients they’ve been lacking.
Mash a banana in a small bowl, add 1 tablespoon of lemon, 2 tablespoons of yoghurt, and 1 tablespoon of rose water. Apply it to your hair and leave it on for about 30 minutes.
TGM Tip: Include plenty of proteins like eggs and meats in your diet. Also, increase your iron supply with leafy green vegetables.
TGM Bonus Tips You Will Love
Avoid Tight Hairstyles
Those box braids and high ponytails have got to go. Yes, they look Insta-worthy but if you’re experiencing hair shedding, then tight hairstyles might just make things worse.
Get Enough Sleep
Lack of sleep can lead to hair problems as well. The hormone melatonin not only helps regulate your sleep cycle but also aids in promoting hair growth.
Supplements are the new IT thing
Skin and hair supplements are all the rage right now. They are beneficial in promoting new hair growth and healthy hair follicles — just what you need to deal with your lockdown hair problems.
Treat Your Scalp
Go for clean and non-toxic shampoos, conditioners, oils, and scalp serums that are infused with hair-loving ingredients to pamper your follicles and strands.
Stressing out about your hair woes is only going to make things worse. Instead, treat your hair to some TLC by following these steps.