12 things your hair says about your health

Although much of what happens to our hair is determined by genetic factors, what we eat, age or the season of the year in which we are affecting our hair. The appearance of our hair also reveals a lot about the health of a woman, so we have spoken with experts on hair problems to know what we can solve and what we should watch over our hair.

1. Your hair falls out

This can be a sign of a lot of things. One of the most common causes of hair loss is not taking enough iron and therefore, the possibility of suffering from anemia. Since most of the iron we consume comes from meat, nutrition expert Kelly LeVeque recommends taking multivitamins if you are a vegetarian or if you eat little meat.

“But without taking into account diet, the most common cause of hair loss is related to a hormonal imbalance due to polycystic ovaries, hypothyroidism, pregnancy or menopause,” says the expert. “Changing or stopping the oral contraceptive can also cause hair loss.” And is that hair loss can be a symptom of diseases as different as flu to diabetes. Therefore, if you notice that your hair falls out in an exaggerated way, consult your doctor.

2. Your curls are very dry

Dry hair can mean many things. For starters, it could mean that you live in a place with extreme temperatures (or that you spend a bit with the use of the plates). So the best thing you can do is to hydrate it every week, especially in winter, or if you practice swimming or dye your hair, as recommended by Eric Rosado, creative director of Ted Gibson Salon. “Using 6-8 drops of essential oils like geranium and rosemary is one of the best ways to hydrate the hair.” Another expert advice: avoid any product that contains alcohol in the list of ingredients and turn on a humidifier at night to moisturize your hair, especially those that have curly hair that is more prone to suffer from this problem. But like hair loss, dryness can also be a symptom of hormonal changes by the pill, pregnancy, menopause or because you have a thyroid problem.

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