How do I maintain chemically treated hair?

Chemically treated hair is damaged hair. Their structure and strength weakens because of the harmful chemicals. You can follow the following tips:

1. Space your treatments out as much as you can.

2. Avoid bleaches and lighter shades as much as possible.

3. Don't over-shampoo them.

4. Always use recommended kits for after care.

5. Hydration and moisturising treatments are helpful.

6. Deep conditioners are also very helpful.

7. Avoid getting treatment if you have an underlying scalp condition like seborrheic dermatitis. I have seen many patients develop allergic contact dermatitis after that.

8. You must take vitamins that are specifically for hair.

9. Choose your salon wisely.

I think my facial hair is getting darker. Why would this be happening?

There can be many causes of thick facial hair, most common one being underlying hormonal problems. Please rule out polycystic ovaries which happens to be one of the most common causes of thick facial hair in females. Others include cushing syndrome, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, ovarian tumours and obesity being another common cause.

I have tiny pimples on my back. I'm in my mid-20s. How do I treat them?

Body acne needs to be addressed timely. There can be many reasons. Wear loosely fitted clothes and use pure fabrics. You can use calamine lotion if you feel itching. If the issue is not resolving, please consult a dermatologist.

I see all these DIY lip balms with vaseline and crayon. How bad is it?

Trust me it's quite bad! Different colouring agents have different side effects. The worst you can expect is your lips to turn dark permanently. Others can be photo reactions on exposure to sun light. You can end up having lip dermatitis. With sore, itchy, swollen and cracked lips. I come across complicated cases from DIY very regularly. Most common one is dermatitis after applying toothpaste. So please refrain.

My nose piercing just won't heal! What do I do?

Sometimes it's a granulomatous reaction to foreign body. So, it won't resolve unless you won't remove the stud. Please visit a dermatologist for further evaluation of the condition.