I went to the hairdresser yesterday to get my hair cut and he told me that my hair was almost "too healthy". I thought that was quite funny, but he said something about my hair being on the acidic side. I was super impressed with him anyway. For the first time a hairdresser did not freak out at the fact I use my hair straightener frequently and he was pretty much able to read what I needed for a hairstyle based on the condition of my hair, how I like to wear it and how it will "act" in certain weather conditions. The best haircut I've had ever. Most hairdressers I have been to in the past either 1. Can't believe that I used a hair straightener almost daily or 2. Freak out that I use a hair straightener almost daily, and then look at my hair and realise that no, it's not as damaged as they made out it would be. Morons.
I have noticed a huge difference in my hair over the past few years and wonder if it has something to do with my diet. First of all the texture has changed -- it used to have a natural wave - not too curly but enough to be nice. Now it's full of curls (HAET!!). Secondly it has turned almost oily. I have had to refrain from putting too much conditioner in my hair. When I do put it on, I just put a little in only and just enough to detangle my hair. I don't leave it in, I basically just quickly massage it though (kinda like I'm shampooing the ends) and then wash it out. If I put in slightly too much, my hair is an oil slick. Now, my hair used to be quite dry - I used to buy deep conditioning treatments all the time; those V05 oil capsule things. I used to treat it like a newborn baby - combed it gently, never pulling it roughly. I even gave up using brushes because I thought it damaged my hair.
My hair's current state has it's pros and cons.
1. I can use the crap out of my GHD irons and not worry about damaging my hair. I don't even use a heat treatment product with it (perhaps I should?).
2. My hair is always sleek and super shiny
1. HAET curls. My natural curls anyway. I look like a damned poodle. I also hate the feeling of too much hair around my face, which is what it feels like when my hair is in it's natural state; like a huge bush around my face.
2. The oil slick thing. The feeling when your hair has been freshly washed and dried and it looks oily...gah, I hate that. Funny enough, I can still go 3-4 days between washes, because I don't keep producing more and more oil.
So anyway, I mentioned that I think it might have something to do with my diet. I've noticed this change over the last 2-3 years and this coincides when I really started focusing on my diet and training. My diet changed from moderate everything to pretty much high protein, moderate fat and low to moderate carbohydrate. I also take omega-3 fatty acids (6-10 per day when I remember), kelp, women's multivitamin and Vitamin D. The omega-3s and multivitamins have been pretty consistent over the past few years. The other two I have added over the past year due to change in location.
Just wondering, has anyone else out there noticed a change in their hair since they adopted the bodybuilding/high protein type diet?