Your body breaks down carbohydrates and converts them into energy. They’re absorbed quickly into your bloodstream and shuttled around your body for fuel and repair. Amongst other things, carbohydrates are used to convert protein into the cells that form your hair.
Carbohydrates are important because they provide energy, and being the second fastest-growing cells in your body, your hair cells need a lot of energy to grow. However, because hair is a non-essential tissue its needs are not prioritised and a deficit of carbohydartes is likely to show up first in the form of excessive hair shedding.
If your diet lacks complex carbohydrates, your body may also start to convert stored proteins, like muscle, into energy. This can be