My clients often ask me if their diet affects their hair loss. The short answer is: yes, unhealthy diets can result in sudden hair loss. My clients are mostly physically fit men who are very invested in their physical appearance and health. As such, they attend the gym regularly to stay in shape and develop strong muscles. Often, time constraints can make it difficult for them to prepare proper meals, and instead they opt for quick workout supplements to help muscles reach optimal growth. Unfortunately, failing to maintain a healthy balance of vitamins and minerals will speed up hair loss in otherwise healthy people.
Protein is key
Protein is an important building block for many parts of the body including skin, hair, nails, bones, muscles, cartilage, organs, blood, and the immune system. Without protein, the body cannot repair muscle after exercise or develop red blood cells that transport oxygen throughout your body. For those with a protein deficiency, health problems can arise such as loss of muscle mass, risk of infections and increased risk of bone fractures.
Even those who are vegans/vegetarians or practice fasting must ensure they get enough protein to avoid health problems and hair loss in the future. Particularly if they maintain a highly physical lifestyle. A balanced diet goes hand in hand with your health
Get your vitamins
Studies show that vitamins and minerals are crucial to healthy hair growth. Your diet should include this and if it doesn’t, you should consider taking supplements to replenish them in your body. Biotin, niacin (vitamin B3), vitamin C, zinc and iron are all required to prevent hair loss and produce healthy hair. Here are some nutrition tips to ensure you are nourishing those hair follicles:
- Don’t forget to drink plenty of water to hydrate your body and skin. Water also removes all the toxins from your body and it is a source of energy for hair follicles.
- Stay away from foods heavy in carbohydrates and high fat, fried foods containing hydrogenated oils which may contribute to hair loss, skin problems and acne.
- We recommend that you talk to your physician or nutritionist, ask for a blood test and check if you are lacking in any minerals or vitamins so you can make educated decisions about supplements and what is needed for your optimal health.
A non-invasive solution
Did you know a scalp tattoo can help cover hair loss? If you eat healthy but are genetically predisposed to balding, scalp micropigmentation is the ideal solution. It is permanent, with very minimal down time. No surgery, no medications, and no messy sprays or fibers. As many men love to work out, the sessions of scalp micropigmentation are booked far apart enough to allow you to go to the gym in-between treatments. Adding SMP to your scalp looks amazing, and will make you look and feel younger and more confident.
Voted Canada’s best SMP technician twice in a row, Renata Pruszewski has been specializing in scalp micropigmentation since 2014. Globally recognized for her seamless hairlines, Renata has helped hundreds of people reclaim their confidence. She is highly experienced in designing original hairlines to compliment your facial features, no cookie cutter hairlines here! Please contact us for more information and to book your free consultation to discuss your SMP treatment.