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I changed my diet to reduce weight. I lost weight and my hair. What can I do?

05 Jun 2009, by haircentre in HAIR LOSS SCIENCE


I’m 28 years old. A few years back I changed my diet to reduce weight. I was successful but now I’m suffering from severe dandruff and hair loss. Now I have brought my diet back to normal and have used many good and expensive shampoos but my hair loss and dandruff persist. I want to know whether these problems are caused by diet change or because of another reason?

While I have never heard of dandruff being the result of dietary change and weight loss, I do know that hair loss can be triggered by those factors. Since the hair on your body follows cycles of growth [ growth phase, resting phase and shedding phase  ] changes that can cause stress on the body, such as strict dieting and weight loss, can cause the hair to trigger a shift from one phase to another.

As these shifts in growth cycles occur, the hair can be seen to begin to be expelled prematurely, and can result in thinning hair. The good news is that a return to a healthy, well-balanced and protein-rich diet will result in the hair returning to its normal state as the new hair grows in. Just keep in mind that the return to [ normal ] may take months, depending on the rate of growth for your hair.

You may want to consider opting for a shorter hairstyle. This will reduce the time needed for the new growth to catch up to the existing hair, and will help the hair to look fuller in the meantime.

As to the dandruff problem, you may wish to speak to one of our Westminster Trichologists to treat it. You may also want to visit our Centre and speak with one of our Westminster Trichologists if the hair loss problem is severe. It may not be dandruff, particularly if there is any irritation or redness on the scalp.

Gary Heron says: “You’ll have access to the most effective treatments available through The Hair Centre and at a fraction of the cost of going to other Private Commercial Clinics and Centres.”

When it’s time to see the Trichologist: If you begin losing hair rapidly, and or are cosmetically concerned about baldness, consult your Trichologist about treatment options. You can receive a free hair loss consultation with a Westminster Trichologist at our Hair Centre.

The point is that you are not getting to the real problem and you should seek specific professional advice from a Westminster Trichologist.

“Why buy hair loss treatments over the counter or on the internet when you can see a Westminster Trichologist for FREE and know that you are guaranteed results”

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