We all know that the color of our natural hair is closely related to our type of skin. There are some other interesting health facts that have been proven to be associated with your hair color. To find out what some of these are and actions we can take to help lower your risk take a look below:
Less than 10% of the world population is a natural blonde and if you’re a one of the lucky few then do your eyes a favor and protect them with sunglasses. Women are already at a higher risk than men of contracting AMD, a degenerating eye condition that can cause blindness and other severe eye problems. Unfortunately, blonde females have proven to be more genetically susceptible to AMD. To help lower your risk try adding more green leafy vegetables to your diet, vegetables such as Kale have been proven to help.
If you happen to be a brunette love your hair because more than half of American women with visible hair loss are brunettes. Brunette hair is normally thicker than blonde or red strands and in many cases it has been proven that brunettes produce fewer hair follicles. With fewer hair follicle, when they die you may begin to get bald patches that can be very visible in public. There are are of course shampoos and conditioners that can help protect your hair color but to help prevent hair loss there are certain changes you can make to your diet. Try eating more fish such as Salmon which contains Omega 3 oils and vitamin D which is all great for keeping your follicles healthy. And to strengthen brittle hair protein rich foods which have Biotin such as eggs have been proven to make hair thicker which makes sense as the structure of our hair is essentially made up of protein called Keratin. If you don’t have the time or desire to do it the natural way then your doctor may be able to help with detecting a hair thinning problem. Quite often you may maybe missing an essential vitamin from your diet and by simply taking a vitamin supplement your hair may recover.
Redheads seem to have the highest amount of health issues related to their red hair color but here’s an interesting fact: If you’re a redhead, the next time you go in for a large procedure or even a simple cavity filling, you might want to ask for extra Painkiller! There is an inherited DNA mutation that makes redheads resistant to general and local anaesthetics it’s been proven that they may need up to 20% more anaesthetic than blondes or brunettes. Some redheads even avoid the dentist because of this, and thus their teeth are neglected from proper cleaning and care. The best thing to do is to talk to your dentist about your pain that you have experienced prior to a procedure and if you have dyed your hair then it’s best to confess to your dentist and make him aware that you are a natural redhead as it is common for them to give you a slightly higher dose to counteract the pain.