How Do You Know if You Have Healthy Hair?

  • 07 October 2020
  • Hair Experts @ AHS
  • 4 min. read

Hair is perhaps the most important dimension of a person’s personality. Good hair health is also symptomatic of the overall health of a person. It is a sign of good metabolism and overall fitness.

If we study history, we find that hair has always played an important role in our society. Shiny and strong hair are equated with beauty and youthfulness in women and masculinity in men. Thus, it comes as no surprise that hair loss makes both men and women feel self-conscious.

What is Hair Health?

Hair Health

Hair health is not just related to fitness, but is also the key component of how we present ourselves to the society around us. A great-looking mane of hair makes you instantly attractive and helps you stand out in a crowd. It also makes you look younger and presents a impecable youthful appearance. On the other hand, a receding hairline can make you look older than your actual age. 

In the modern world, where youth and beauty are much appreciated and expected, having healthy hair certainly has its own benefits. From your workspace to your personal romantic life, an attractive hairstyle can instantly make you popular. 

But, the question is how to check hair health? How do you know that your hair is healthy? Finally, what are the measures that you can take to make your hair more attractive and tackle baldness and other hair issues? Let us examine these questions…

What are the Common Hair Problems to Watch Out For?

Common Hair Problems

  • Hair loss: Hair is the fastest growing tissue in the human body. Healthy hair grows between 0.5cm and 1.7cm per month on an average. However, when hair fails to grow at this rate or there is excessive hair loss (more than 100-200 hair strands per day), you know that there is something wrong. Left unchecked, hair loss can become permanent and lead to baldness.

  • Dandruff: Another common problem that affects hair health is dandruff. This condition results in flaking of the skin along with itchiness. Further, it can lead to inflammation in some cases. People use a lot of home remedies for dandruff. While dandruff is more or less harmless, it can be socially embarrassing and lead to low self-esteem.

  • Dry and frizzy hair: If you are genetically predisposed towards dry hair, then you should be extra careful about your hair care routine. Lack of hair care, summer heat and pollution can make your hair look like straws. Dry hair also prevents you from styling your hair the way you want.

  • Oily hair: Our scalp releases a natural oil called Sebum. However, excessive sebum production can make your hair oily, thereby making it a magnet for attracting all sorts of dirt and grime. Leaving the hair dirty can make them weak and brittle. This can also lead to hair loss.

  • Premature greying: While greying of hair is a natural process, premature greying is a sign of dysfunctional liver and unhealthy lifestyle choices. In Caucasian people, greying that appears in the twenties is considered to be premature, while in colored people, premature greying before the thirties may be a sign of an underlying health problem. 

7 Ways to Check the Health of Your Hair

You may have often asked the question: How do I know if my hair is healthy? Here are the seven common signs that show you that your hair is healthy:

1. Elasticity

Healthy hair should not only be healthy-looking, but should also be elastic in nature. When you comb your hair, your hair strand should stretch to its natural size, without breaking or snapping. The elasticity of hair is the key sign of good hair health.

2. Moisture

Your hair’s ability to hold moisture is another key factor in determining its health. Damaged hair is porous in nature. It absorbs more moisture. Take a bowl of water and gently put a couple of strands of hair into the water. If your hair stays afloat, it means that your hair is healthy.

3. Texture

Another key test for hair health is texture. Properly moisturized hair should be smooth and silky to touch. It should not be dry, frizzy, or brittle. On the other hand, it should not be too oily either.

4. Density

Density is another significant factor. While this too depends on genetics, a healthy mane of hair should be dense in nature. Hair should not slip out of your grip when you try to hold them in your fist. Dense hair shows that your hair growth is fine. 

5. Tangle Test

This is another simple yet effective test. Healthy hair with smooth cuticles, detangles very easily. You can brush such hair strands easily, without worrying about them breaking off. This also indicates that your hair does not have split ends. 

6. Color

We are all born with a specific hair color depending on our genetics. If you are not regularly coloring your hair, then it should resemble its natural color as closely as possible. If your hair is losing its natural color, then it means something is wrong with your liver and metabolism. Also, you must always be mindful of the side effects of hair color and take special care while coloring your hair.

7. Hair Loss

While we all lose hair; the rate of hair loss should not be more than 100-200 strands a day. On average, a normal healthy human being loses about 50-100 strands of hair per day. This hair grows back, replenishing your scalp. However, if you are losing more hair strands, then it should certainly ring alarm bells. This means that it is time to get your hair checked by experts.


This article listed the seven easy and effective ways on how to check hair health. However, if you have any doubts regarding the health of your precious hair, get it examined by our hair experts at your nearest Advanced Hair Studio. We provide a range of hair treatments to prevent hair loss, keep the hair healthy and help you to get a head full of hair. 

We not only tell you how to get healthy hair, but we also prevent further hair loss. Our Advanced Laser Therapy uses laser technology to rejuvenate hair follicles and promotes vigorous hair growth.

For those who are witnessing initial signs of hair loss, we have specially devised a breakthrough hair treatment called Advanced Hair and Scalp Fitness Program. This program stops hair loss and prevents baldness.

Another hair loss treatment that we offer is AHS Complete – a state-of-the-art hair care program that is committed to giving hair for life, regardless of the stage and condition of hair loss.

For those who are already experiencing advanced stages of baldness, we have both surgical and non-surgical solutions that guarantee a luscious mane of hair regardless of the seriousness of the condition. Visit our hair experts and get a customized hair care solution for all your hair issues.

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Nail Robins
Nail Robins
I am honestly thankful to Advanced Hair Studios. I suffer from a hair-pulling disorder. There is this constant urge to pull off your hair follicles. It is painless when you pull but extremely painful when you see a missing patch on your scalp. But, I feel blessed with AHS hair fall treatment. I can see baby hair growing. It’s been two weeks. All I can see is low hair fall.
Sharid Sarwardhi
Sharid Sarwardhi
I have done my hair transplant surgery in AHS Delhi Branch on 2019 by travelling to Delhi from Dhaka, Bangladesh. The front and the back portion of my head were bald and through the hair transplant surgery, they have managed to cover the front portion of my head and the former appearance of my face returned back. The way they collected hairs from the donor portion did not affect my donor area at all. I am quite happy with my result. I have been consulting with them for a second seating so that they can cover the back portion of my head as well so that the hair density on top will increase and the bald portion of my head will reduce to a minimum level.
Prasoon Gupta
Prasoon Gupta
Hi all, I had a problem with my hair, and I visited Advanced Hair Studio, Hyderabad. Here, the experts are amazing. My low hair density problem was explained very nicely, and some solutions were suggested. The solutions were fantastic. If you have any such issues, I recommend that you come and make an appointment. There was a lot of care and attention displayed by their staff in handling my hair fall issue. Similarly, the receptionists are both friendly and courteous, and the atmosphere is clean and fresh. This clinic deserves 5 stars.

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