It is our “crowning glory”. It is often the first attribute we use to describe someone. It is, of course, our hair. Most of us spend our most time grooming our hair than our teeth and our skin. We used to think that hair was just dead protein, but now we understand that a whole host of internal conditions affect the health of our hair.
Dry, limp hair can be an indicator of hyperthyroidism. Scaly patches on the scalp can be psoriasis an autoimmune disease. Hair loss can be caused by both mental and physical external stressors. It is natural to lose 100 to 150 hairs in a day, more could be a pre-diabetic indicator.
Dry, brittle and patchy hair-loss could be Cushing’s syndrome, a disorder of the adrenal gland which over produces the hormone cortisol. Losing hair in small circular patches can be caused by alopecia areata, which can also affect the eyebrows and eyelashes.
Flaky scalp (commonly called dandruff) is not a natural condition. It deserves to be taken seriously. It is a chronic inflammatory condition called seborrheic dermatitis. Even gray hair is not just an aging function. It can be an indicator of excessive stress (ever notice how President’s seem to age while in office?).
The attached article from Caring.com will give you a lot more detail from indicators to treatments when your hair sends you a message from your body or your environment. In the meantime, find a natural and affordable hair regime and have a great “hair day”.