Every women – and these days, many men – pursue healthy hair in a way that was once thought to be only for film stars. Healthy hair looks good and that is why we like it, but many people don’t realise that hair remains healthy not so much because of what we put on it but what we feed it from the inside.
If you deny your body the right nutrients, such as through poor eating habits or months of dieting, your hair will suffer because your body will use all the nutrients available to nourish your vital organs rather than your hair. The trouble is that fixing the problem of unhealthy hair often takes a lot longer than it does for healthy hair to become unhealthy. But some TLC can always improve the look and feel of your hair until it becomes healthy from the inside out.
Other conditions that affect the health of your hair are: –
- Chronic illness
- Severe emotional shock – this can actually make your hair fall out months after the event.
- Undiagnosed food intolerances or allergies
- Hormone imbalance
- Decrease in gut function where the body cannot absorb the nutrition it gets
- Poor hair care such as swimming a lot and not replacing lost oils and moisture