Dermatology Q&A: How to get shiny hair

Dr. Aparna Santhanam, consultant dermatologist, answers readers’ questions on Dermatology. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Friday.
This week’s answers:

1. mujhe eyes ke niche dark circle ho gaya hai aur pimple ka daag mere face se nhi gaya hai plz mujhe iska solution btayen

Bushra raza rizvi

Certain skin types are more prone to pigmentation and marks. Use an oil free face wash to minimise pimples and a sunscreen to prevent pigmentation. Consult a dermatologist to treat your dark circles and pigmentation marks.

2. Dr.I have very enlarged pores on my face what .Can they be removed?


Pores are nothing but enlarged openings of oil glands.Use an alcohol free toner to reduce oiliness of the skin and the pore size will automatically reduce.

3. i have small pores on my will i remove all these


Pores are nothing but enlarged openings of oil glands.Use an alcohol free toner to reduce oiliness of the skin and the pore size will automatically reduce.

4. Basically my hair is curly as i am interested in soft hair i went to permanent straightening twice. For first time it was ok.. n after 20 months again my hair became as usual…. Hair became very worst too which made me to straighten my hair again. But hair was not that much silky… And now my hair was very ugly to see very rough with dandruff and hail loss etc.. I cant leave my hair or i cant make it ponytail. Please give me your useful suggestion whether i can go for straightening or not y because that much problem i am facing with my hair..Thanks!

This is a problem faced by a lot of women as these different hair treatments like straightening tend to make your hair brittle and dry. For soft silky hair that is healthy from within, you need to condition your hair regularly with coconut oil. It is the most effective way to replenish your hair as it seeps deep into your scalp and provides the necessary natural moisturisation to strengthen it from within. This will replenish the shine and bounce of your hair, as it will get the nourishment it requires. Once you inculcate this into your hair care regime, you can undergo whatever treatment you want for your hair as the deep conditioning of the coconut oil will replenish your hair and restore it to its natural conditioned state.

5. Doctor,I do have a problem of dandruff, as you indicated lot of solutions above. Which iam having for past few years. Again leads to dandruff problem and result to skin problem at the back side for me. Kindly suggest me to have medication at what methodology?
Kind regards,

Prasad. R

Intractable dandruff could be a symptom of an underlying skin condition like seborrheic dermatitis or fungal consult a dermatologist for the same.

6. Hi. I’m 27 yrs old. I use sunscreen on my face during the summer, but apart from that I do not use any moisturizer on my face and body. I have been facing dryness and do not want this to lead to wrinkles. Please advise

The way in which we use sunscreen for face and skin, moisturizing your skin is equally important. Moisturizing regularly is one of the simplest ways to avoid skin from looking aged. Moisturizers with natural ingredient base, specifically coconut are extremely beneficial for skin and will result in smooth and supple skin with regular usage. Don’t restrict to only moisturizing your face. Moisturizing the entire body is important. This is the most effective way to prevent dryness and wrinkles as your skin is regaining its moisture content.

7. my hairs are so thin and rough i tried many shampoos and oil but all failed so now wat shud i do………which shampoo i should i use and which oil………and any thing else
pranjali jain

Coconut hair oil is one of the best natural nutrition for hair for its quality of strengthening the structure of damaged, devitalized hair. It is an excellent conditioner as it achieves up to 90% hair penetration right through to the cortex. It forms a protective layer around your hair preventing it from damaging effects of heat and dirt, and also helps protect against loss of vital proteins from hair. Regular use of coconut hair oil can ensure that your hair is always healthy and moisturized, despite the heat and humidity. You can try Parachute Advansed Hair Oil as it is a trusted brand that assures you the 100% goodness of coconut oil for your hair.

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