Common Hair Problems Asian Women Face: How to Treat Them

The Diane Team | Oct 7, 2021

Let’s be honest: you’ve almost resigned to the fact that in hot and humid Singapore, a bad hair day likely extends to a bad hair week, month, and even year. If you’re on the verge of giving up on achieving your dream hair, we’re here with good news—you can still win the beauty battle. All you have to do is develop an effective hair care routine that targets the unique challenges and concerns that characterise Asian hair.

Confused as to how? Here are some common hair problems Asian women face and how to treat them.

#1: Asian hair loss

Before you begin scrolling through pages on Google for the best shampoo for hair loss, it’d be great to understand what it actually means. Typically, we shed between 50 to 100 hairs per day. This hair fall is balanced out by hair that grows in during the day. When less hair begins to grow in, this balance is disrupted, and you’ll see that the hair on your scalp will begin to thin. That, in a nutshell, is what causes hair fall.

In the past, hair loss wasn’t as common in Asians as it was in Caucasians. This racial difference, however, seems to be disappearing as the incidence of hair loss in Asians has seen a rise, possibly due to the westernisation of Asian lifestyles.

Fortunately, there are tons of products aimed at treating Asian hair loss. Many of these shampoos for hair loss are scientifically formulated for the care of thinning hair. Moist Diane’s Extra Hair Fall Control Shampoo and Treatment, for example, helps increase blood circulation of your scalp for improved hair growth and reduces hair fall by 96% after 4 weeks of consistent use. An added perk? This line up helps to reduce scalp redness, sebum and dandruff too.

#2: Oily scalp

Caused by excess sebum, an oily scalp is characterized by a “heavy” and itchy scalp, hair that is limp and greasy, and pimples on the scalp. An oily scalp is often associated with hair loss because it could clog up your hair follicles, causing your hair to fall out.

In Singapore’s perpetual summer, this is a common hair problem that many deal with. Some people would resort to taking multiple showers throughout the day to rid the oil off the scalp. If that sounds like you, save on your water bills and consider a shampoo for oily scalp instead.

Unlike most shampoos for oily scalp that tend to dry out the hair due to having a strong formulation, Moist Diane’s Extra Fresh & Hydrate collection is formulated with carefully selected scalp-relieving herbs that deeply cleanse your scalp, naturally relieve itchy scalp, eliminate sebum odor and provide lasting oil control in humid weather.

#3: Frizzy hair

Another Asian hair woe? Frizzy hair. Frizzy hair has a rough texture because it is the result of distinct individual hair strands flowing in opposite directions. As a result, instead of being smooth and defined, hair seems dry and frizzy. In addition to humidity, excessive sun exposure and activities such as swimming in chlorinated pools can damage the hair’s cuticle and lead to frizzy hair or dry hair.

Here are some tips to save yourself from frizzy hair:

#4: Flat hair

Scroll through Instagram and you’ll find yourself jealous of the gorgeous and voluminous hair that every single influencer seems to be blessed with. While voluminous hair seems to be a pipe dream for those who are born with naturally fine and flat hair, there are ways to remedy this situation.

A common mistake that individuals with fine hair or flat hair make is to apply conditioner too close to their hair roots. This can leave your hair flat and lifeless. Similarly, overusing styling products and not rinsing out your shampoo property could cause flat hair.

If you’re certain that you did not commit any of the mistakes above, you’ll need haircare products that are tailored to your specific needs. Moist Diane’s Extra Volume & Scalp collection, with hair volumizing keratin, delivers nourishment deep into your hair core, giving fine and thin hair an added bounce and resilience. It also nourishes hair follicles and thickens hair for fuller and healthy-looking tresses.

#5: Damaged hair

In a bid to avoid Asian hair woes, many choose to undergo chemical treatments such as hair rebonding or perming. For those with frizzy hair, hair rebonding seems like an obvious solution. However, these harsh chemical treatments can severely damage your hair and leave you with even more hair problems that you started out with.

To combat the damage caused by chemical treatments, try Moist Diane’s Extra Damage Repair shampoo and treatment. With organic argan oil and amino keratin, this collection treats permed and bleached hair from the core and repairs hair on a cellular level so that you’re left with healthier hair. For even greater aid with damaged hair, Moist Diane’s Extra Damage Repair Hair Mask can also be used as a treatment or conditioner. Simply leave it on for a while before rinsing it off thoroughly!