I have always been a little too obsessed with my hair. I care about it too much and always want it to look good, even when I was little. I have always had really thick and curly which is annoying. I never really thought about how important your hair really is until I went to get my hair done recently and the hairdresser noticed my hair was very fragile. She asked me if I don’t get enough vitamin D, since my hair kept falling out. I laughed, but then realized that she was serious and could actually tell that I was vitamin D deficient based on my hair. Spoiler alert: I AM vitamin D deficient, so it was definitley a little creepy for her to say that. She was like a hair psychic.
Ever since then, I’ve been very cautious of how what I did with my life can affect my hair, both in good ways and bad ways. Your hair can tell a LOT about you, and it’s actually really good to know these things so you can keep your body AND your hair healthy. If you notice something weird going on with your hair, it could be a sign of a different health problem, which is why it’s so important to know this stuff. So, check out these seven weird things your hair could be telling you, so you can be super smart about your hair!
You Are StressedIs your hair falling out? This is a sign of stress. There are two ways stress affects your hair: it can make your hair follicles weak, or cause you to pull your hair out uncontrollably, which is a condition known as trichotillomania. If you notice your hair falling out, try to identify where the stress in your life is coming from, and see if there is anything you can do to fix it. Image Source: iStock
You Are Vitamin D DeficientAs I mentioned before, if your hair is falling out, it could be a sign that you are actually vitamin D deficient. Vitamin D is super important to your body, since it helps keep your body fit and healthy. When your vitamin D levels are low, your hair might seem frail and begin to fall out, which means you might have to start taking vitamin D supplements. You should ask your doctor if you think this is happening to you! Image Source: iStock
You're Adjusting To MedicationIf you've just started taking medication, it could affect your hair. It might make it more oily, specifically if you're taking birth control, which can affect your hormones and mess with your hair. If this happens, you just need to stay cautious of what you're putting in your body! Using a strengthening conditioner can help ease these side effects. Image Source: iStock
You Might Have Thyroid IssuesYour thyroid gland is a part of your endocrine system that can affect hair growth. If your hair has been acting weird, you might be having some thyroid issues. It might be worth going to the doctor to check it out! Image Source: iStock
You're Not Drinking Enough WaterIf your hair has been acting dull and lifeless, you might not be drinking enough water. Hydration is the most important thing of all time, and it effects every aspect of your body, even your hair, especially in the summer. Be sure to carry around a water bottle with you every day to ensure that you're staying hydrated. It will not only help your hair, but your skin too. Image Source: iStock
You're Styling It Too MuchIf you are constantly getting split ends, you could be styling your hair too much, especially with heat products. When your hair gets dry and "straw-like" it could be a sign that you are damaging it by styling it. Certain hair styles can even cause your hair to fall out, like wearing it in a pony tale everyday. It's okay to let your hair go wild every once in a while! Try to skip the heat and excessive styling, especially in the summer. Image Source: iStock
You Aren't Washing It EnoughObviously, if your hair is dull and lifeless, you might not be showering enough. It could be getting dried out and dull, which means that you should do a deep condition or hair mask. Hair care is important! Image Source: iStock
Have any of these things happened to your hair? Tell us in the comments!