FAST FIXES FOR GLOSSY LOCKS
Check these tips for nipping hair problems in the follicle
We all have bad hair days right? But if you are suddenly having more bad days than usual, doctors suggest taking a closer look at your hair as it can offer insights into what’s going on inside your body and can help prevent bigger health problems.
Losing your locks
We usually lose 80 to 100 strands of hair a day but if it seems like you are losing more than usual, this can indicate a period of higher stress. Reversible hair thinning can be brought on by pregnancy, illness and depression and may not be noticeable until three months after the event. Seek help for depression, get at least eight hours of sleep a night and do stress-busting activities. It may take between three to six months for your hair to get back to normal.
Healthy hair is shiny, so if yours is starting to look a bit dull, perhaps it is time to take a look at your diet. Eating too much processed food over a long period of time will make your hair brittle and dry.
Not enough fats
People trying to lose weight often eliminate fats from their diet but in doing so you hamper the body’s ability to absorb fat-soluble nutrients like vitamin D which is important for a healthy head of hair. Include foods like avocados, olive oil, oily fish and dark chocolate in your diet.
Not getting enough water
If you are not getting at least 2.5 litres of water a day, chances are you don’t have enough for the body to do everything it needs to efficiently. This can easily lead to dry and dull hair.
You need dental work
This may sound weird but studies show that people who have hair disorders due to the mutation of keratin, a key hair protein, are also more likely to have cavities as keratin is also vital in the formation of tooth enamel.