Your hair is shedding like crazy
Ever take a shower and find yourself amazed at the amount of hair in the drain? While it’s normal for healthy hair to lose a few strands post-wash (up to 100 a day), excessive shedding could indicate a more serious condition. Paradi Mirmirani, MD, dermatologist and regional director of hair disorders at Kaiser Permanente in Vallejo, California explains nutritional deficiencies could be at play, as well as other underlying medical issues, so a visit to your doc ASAP is recommended. “In addition to being testing for thyroid disease and anemia, your physician may check for certain vitamin and/or mineral deficiencies, including a vitamin D deficiency,” she adds. Worried about hair loss? Here are seven things you need to know.
Your hair is dry
For hair that remains dry year-round, the solution may be healthy fats, says Megan Faletra, MS, MPH, RDN, a global health consultant and dietitian. These are vital to your diet because they promote healthy skin and a healthy scalp, which gives life to your strands. “Think about supporting the health of your hair by supporting your skin and scalp with an abundance of healthy fats such as avocado, olive oil, and salmon into your diet.” Try these 13 DIY solutions for super dry hair.
Your hair looks dull
Blame it on missing your touch-up appointment with your colorist or poor weather that encourages hat hair, but you might glance in the mirror and see a lackluster style. Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN, LD, explains dull-looking hair that lacks vibrancy could be an indication you need more healthy fats to add shine and body. “Omega-3 fatty acids and monounsaturated fats are important for overall health, but dull hair could be a sign you aren’t getting enough. Load up on salmon, avocado, flaxseeds, chia seeds, and nuts,” she suggests. Find out 13 secrets for shinier hair.