We all know that excessive hair-styling and swimming can leave your hair in bad condition.
But a new book reveals the damaging effect on your scalp of the modern day medications we use every day, including aspirin, vitamins, HRT and antibiotics.
- Aspirin – The problem: A low dose of aspirin (anything from half to two a day) can lower haemoglobin levels, which results in a mild anaemia and iron deficiency. Iron is essential for the normal growth and maintenance of hair and a deficiency can cause thinning and shedding hair. The solution: Take a blood test to confirm anaemia and take iron supplements on a doctor’s advice. Eat iron-rich food such as leafy vegetables and red meat.
- Vitamin C – The problem: ‘Very many people take vitamin C to prevent colds,’ says trichologist Philip Kingsley. ‘But often they take…
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