The condition and density of your hair can tell you a lot about your health. We look at three common changes in hair quality and the conditions that they could be warning you about.

Excess shedding or changes in oiliness

If you are losing more hair than usual, it could be a side-effect of stress. Both short-term and chronic stress can trigger telogen effluvium, a condition which makes hair follicles prematurely enter their resting phase. Stress can also cause oil production to increase, making your hair look greasy more quickly than normal.

Tip: Include stress-busting activities in your daily routine.

Dry, fragile hair and slow hair growth

If your hair has become dry and fragile and seems to take forever to grow, nutrient deficiencies could be an issue. Many otherwise healthy people fail to reach the recommended daily intake of nutrients like zinc and iron that are essential for hair growth.

Tip: Eat a varied diet and try a supplement, such as Vinci Hair Clinic’s Vitruvian Line.

Receding hairline or diffuse thinning

If you are a man whose hairline is receding or a woman whose hair is thinning all over, you could have androgenetic alopecia (pattern baldness). Androgenetic alopecia is a partly inherited condition that recent studies have connected it with other health issues. Two studies found a link between premature hair loss and heart disease in men. Hair loss of this type has also been found to be triggered by poor sugar control in Type 2 diabetes patients as well as by the hormonal changes experienced by women going through the menopause.

Tip: Visit your doctor for regular check-ups to ensure any health issues are treated promptly.

Getting help with hair loss

Finding out what is causing your hair loss is the first step towards hair restoration. Put your worries in the hands of the experts and attend a free, no-obligation consultation at a Vinci Hair Clinic location near you. They will diagnose your hair loss condition and create a personalised treatment plan to help you get your hair back. With a choice of treatments for men and women including surgical, non-surgical, medical and alternative options available, Vinci’s hair restoration solutions adapt to your unique needs.

What Your Hair Can Tell You About Your Health