Don’t you sometimes feel like if your hair looks and feels good, you can deal with anything? I know I do! And since we often get posts on Malini’s Girl Tribe on Facebook related to hair care, with women across ages seeking advice on dealing with different hair-related concerns, we invited Dr. Rajesh Rajput to host a #GirlTribeAMA and answer all questions!

Dr. Rajput is a Hair Transplant Surgeon and an International Certified Trichologist, with 30 years of experience in hair loss management. He shared tips on dealing with dandruff, frizz, split ends, premature greying, dry or greasy tresses; the correct hair care routine for hair type; nourishing dull and damaged hair; ways to promote hair growth and manage hair loss, and more! Read on to know how to take better care of your mane!

Q. What hair care routine can I follow to have healthier hair?

You need 3 things for good hair—scalp stimulation, scalp hygiene and good nutrition. Wash hair regularly, apply natural peptide creams and have low-dose comprehensive supplements as in Cyclical Nutrition Program or Herbal program.

Q. What can I do to manage humidity-induced frizz? 

If humidity is the concern, here is the cheat sheet—use a moisturiser on your hair. Apply a thin layer of Vaseline body lotion with aloe vera over the hair shafts to make your hair manageable. A few drops of coconut oil applied only over the surface of the hair could also help.

Q. How do I deal with dry and flaky scalp?

Avoid sugar, colas, bakery items and red meat. Have a balanced diet, with sprouts, salads, yoghurt, beans, fruits, and 1.5 litres of water every day. Avoid extreme diets including keto and fat-free diets.

Q. Could you suggest the right hair care for curly, dry hair? 

Do not use formula shampoos. Use a pH-balanced shampoo which is recommended for regular use. Use a very little quantity—the idea is to just clean the scalp and not the hair each time. Over-shampooing makes hair dry. Also, include adequate fat in your diet. Natural ceramides which coat the hair come from essential fatty acids.

Q. How can I get rid of dandruff? I get it only on a few spots on my head.

This can be localised scaling or psoriasis. Apply oil overnight every 2-3 days and wash it off the next morning. If there is no relief in 2 weeks, you’d need a personal evaluation.

Q. Is there any remedy for premature greying?

A balanced diet, adequate water intake, and protecting hair from dust, pollution and UV rays helps prevent premature greying. Supplements like Vitamin D, B12, E, C, A, B-complex, amino acids and Omega 3 taken twice a week in the rotation would also help.

Do you have any tips or tricks for healthier hair? Please share it with us in the comments below!

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