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Barber knows if you drink, smoke or do drugs from your hair

A barber from Bournemouth says he can tell if you drink, smoke or do drugs because “everything comes out in the hair”.

A new study from the Royal Society for Public Health claims that if hairdressers, postmen or barmen spread healthy lifestyle messages they could help ease pressure on GPs and hospitals.

Mike Taylor said the smell and condition of his customers’ hair gave away revealing information.

“There’s a lot of underlying issues from bald patches which could be going on, like diabetes or thyroid problems,“ said Taylor.

“Generally you talk to them and they say they’re under a bit of pressure at work. Then I refer them to the GP,” he added.

This clip is originally from 5 live Drive on Tuesday 21 July 2015.

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