Hair-Raising Problems


Let’s face it. Great looking hair boosts a woman’s confidence. Who doesn’t love strutting down the street with a fab head of hair?

But if you think you’ll always be plagued with less than perfect tresses, think again.

Break the curse with these Sassoon Salon solutions to five hair-raising problems.

PROBLEM No. 1: Dandruff or Itchy Scalp


1. Changes in water and environment

2. Stress

3. Not washing or rinsing the hair properly

4. Using the wrong products


1. Anti-dandruff shampoo recommended by your stylist

2. Washing and rinsing the hair thoroughly

PROBLEM No. 2: Over Processed Hair


1. Chemicals being left on the hair for too long

2. Too much heat

3. Poor placement of chemicals on the hair, such as bleach, tints and relaxers


1. A haircut will often be the most effective way to restore health

2. Deep conditioning in-salon treatment coupled with a full, at-home regimen, including shampoo, conditioner and a moisturizing styling product

3. Have a professional precisely apply chemicals treatments with each section being separated to avoid overlapping chemicals.

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PROBLEM No. 3: Thin Hair


1. Genetics

2. Stress

3. Change in diet

4. Hormones


1. A great haircut because when the hair is cut into a shape that’s particularly fitting for this type of hair texture,  fine hair will appear thicker.

2. A color service; complimentary colors give an illusion of depth to the hair. (Your colorist should be able to make appropriate recommendations.) The actual color properties make fine hair thicker by swelling the hair shaft

3. Multivitamins for hair

4. A thickening shampoo and conditioner

PROBLEM No. 4: Breakage


1. Age

2. Genetics

3. Incorrect use of hair bands, brushes, styling tools


1. Heat protecting spray

2. Protein building shampoo and conditioner

3. A serum to style

4. Multivitamins for your hair

5. Use of a flat brush

6. Use of good finishing tools

PROBLEM No. 5: Oily Scalp


1. Overactive sebaceous glands

2. Genetics

3. Using wrong  products


1. Prescribed professional shampoo and conditioner from your stylist

2. A color procedure, especially when tinting the entire head of hair, helps with oily scalp – particularly if you insist on tinting your hair a light color.

Lisa StephensonWritten by: Lisa Stephenson, creative director for Sassoon Salon Atlanta; Photos by: Mark A. Callaway, Eric Levin, Ric Peterson, Rob Chamberlin

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