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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


Summertime is fast approaching and it’s easy to get caught up in the warmth and forget to adequately protect your hair. It’s common knowledge that the sun has the potential to cause skin damage, increase aging and even trigger cancer, but in addition to treating your skin to the protection of SPF lotions, it’s vital to keep your hair from harm too.


If you have read past articles from my blog, you are probably aware that I am  passionate about nutrition, and not just in terms of your hair health, but your bodily and mental well being too. So with the holiday season just around the corner, I would like to speak about pre-Christmas diets – something we find many people are tempted to do in order to prepare for the upcoming culinary feasts and parties.

While a healthy weight-loss plan that has been approved by your doctor or nutritionist can be fine to safely and slowly shed excess weight, crash diets are never a good idea. While most of you may know that extreme diets

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