How many women do you know who don't dye their hair? Probably very few. In fact, an estimated 75 percent of women do it. Using hair dye has become so commonplace in our culture—with celebrities seeming to have a new hair color every other day—that many of us don't stop to think about what keeping up with the latest trends could be doing to our health.
In all other aspects of our lives we're concerned with healthy living: the foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the bottles we drink it from. But what about what we put on top of our head? My job as a functional medicine doctor is to get to the root cause (pardon the hair pun) of health problems. And on the list of often-overlooked aspects of our health puzzle are the beauty products we use on a consistent basis.