'Think again': The 'healthy' food choices that can cause hair loss – expert warning


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“So when you are thinking about eating cakes, sweets and biscuits, be sure to moderate the intake, although tasty and an easy source of quick energy or feel good factor, if consumed in high quantities your hair may suffer.”

What’s more, simple carbohydrates – found in confectionery, syrups, sugar, concentrated fruit juices, lots of fruits and many baked goods and cereals – can increase sebum production, she warned.

“Sebum is the natural oil that protects the scalp and helps to moisturise the hair, we have the largest amount of sebaceous glands on the scalp compared to anywhere else on the body.”

Ms Proudman continued: “Sebum is beneficial to hair health, but if it is over produced then it can lead to inflammation and scalp irritation that can then be detrimental to the hair health.


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