Common Hair Problems (and What to Do About Them)

Serena Norr | 26 April 2016

Hair problems are annoying. Luckily, there are some solutions.

We all have our own particular set of hair issues. Even those with seemingly perfect hair have their own hair grievances. Whether it’s thin hair or frizzy hair or hair that seems impossible to style, we feel your pain and have been there. While we all have our hair problems, there are also tons of solutions out there to treat and even heal your locks. From dry and damaged hair to frizzy hair, check out some of the most common hair woes and what you can do about them.

Solutions to Common Hair Woes

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Some common hair issues might come from excessive heat styling.

1. Dry and damaged hair.

Your hair has been through the ringer. Whether it is the latest color trend or straightening treatment, you have been there, done that in the world of hair. Pretty awesome! But after awhile your hair choices can catch up with you where you end up with dry and damaged tresses. To treat it, use a weekly hair mask like the Dove Nutritive Solutions Intensive Repair Deep Treatment Mask at least once a week to add some much-needed moisture to your hair. And, we hate to say it, but giving your hair a rest from the coloring/heat/treatments can really help repair your locks.

2. Frizzy hair.

Those with curly or wavy hair freak at the sight or rain. Or really at the sight of weather. Seriously, frizz is thy enemy where those hair types usually end up with puffy and kinky strands. To tame frizz, we suggest using an anti-frizz cream like the TRESemmé Smooth & Silky Anti-Frizz Secret Creme to tame flyaways and wayward strands. Enriched with Frizz Defense Complex, this product also helps to protect your hair from heat styling to help make your hair smooth and manageable. Drying your hair naturally is also another way to tame and control frizz strands. We also love to wear a loose headband at night to tame any frizz that collections along the crown to create true Instagram-worthy #IWokeUpLikeThat hair.

3. Fine hair

You crave volume for your fine, and sometimes limp hair. In some instances, getting fuller and thicker locks can be found in your shampoo or conditioner. A volumizing system like the TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Shampoo and TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Pre-Wash Conditioner can work to help make your hair bouncy as it creates fullness.

4. Split ends.

We have all been there. You think you don’t need a trim and months later your hair breaks, leaving your locks damaged. The main thing is to get those trims around every four to six weeks. In-between your trims treat your hair with regular masks and use leave-in spray to help keep your hair healthy and nourished.

5. Knots.

Knots can (and do) happen to us post elementary-school years. Those with long hair are especially afflicted with this hair woe. To treat it use a rich conditioner, focusing on the ends. Post-shower use a leave-in conditioner and then a detangling spray as you brush your hair and get the annoying knots out.

6. Dandruff.

Those pesky  flakes can crop up on anyone’s head. Generally, this is the result of a dry scalp that can turn into flakes and make your head itch. Try a shampoo and conditioner that’s formulated to help with dandruff and an itchy scalp like Clear Extreme Damage Relief Shampoo and the Clear Extreme Damage Relief Conditioner. Be sure to use them as a system for the best results.

What is your common hair woe?