What does your hair say about your health?


Your hair can say a lot about you. Your personality, your taste in fashion, the fact that you fell out of bed this morning and couldn’t be bothered to do anything with it. But what does it say about your health? Well your hair has a whole lot to say so let’s sit back and listen to these 8 things your hair could be saying about you!

1. Hair Loss

Your hair falls out naturally as part of the growing process anyway, so small amounts of hair loss shouldn’t worry you. However, if you’re finding that you’re losing more hair than usual, you should see a doctor to find out if there could be an underlying cause. Hair loss can be caused by any number of things from diabetes to stress to side effects from a new medication!

2. Hair breaking off

If you’re finding that the hair you lose doesn’t have a root then it could be brittle and snapping off. This could be down to excessive hair styling, whether that be bleaching, straightening, blow drying or any other intensive styling you can think of. Always make sure to take good care of your hair and use a heat protectant every time you style it.

3. Baldness

Most phases of hair loss don’t last long, but if you’re finding that your hair loss is leaving you bald then it could be caused by a change in your hormones. This can happen due to ageing and is often hereditary. Take a look at your family and see how their hair becomes as they age, you’ll probably find that you’re looking into your own future!

4. Grey Hair

I’m sorry to say this, but until they find the fountain of youth there’s just no cure for grey hair! Grey hairs occur naturally as you age but could also be caused by stress, so try not to freak out if you see another grey poking through your hair in the morning!

5. Dry, thinning hair

The most common reason for dry hair is simply how you treat it. If you dye your hair often, blow dry excessively or spend a lot of time swimming, don’t be surprised if your hair becomes dry. This could also be a symptom of an under active thyroid though, so don’t be afraid to speak to your doctor if you think it’s a problem!

6. Losing hair in circular patches

Circular patches of hair loss are a symptom of alopecia areata, which is often a symptom of diabetes. Don’t panic, most people with this kind of alopecia find that their hair grows back in a few months.

7. Flaky patches

If you’re finding yellowish flakes in your hair then congratulations, you’ve got dandruff! Try using a dandruff friendly shampoo and if that doesn’t help, see a dermatologist for more suggestions.

8. Scaly scalp

If your scalp is feeling dry and scaly then the most likely cause is psoriasis. This becomes more likely in those suffering from autoimmune diseases so make sure to get it checked out by a dermatologist as soon as you can!

So what does your hair say about you? Do you agree with what the eight things on this list say about your hair? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to share this article with your family and friends too!