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Is Your Diet the Cause of Your Hair Loss?

Are you receiving the proper nutrition for hair growth?

It’s no secret that Americans are concerned with their diet. When typing “diet” into any search engine, it’s likely that you’ll receive a host of millions of sites referencing fads, trends, and research to what we should eat and how we should eat it. Many of these diet trends require that the consumer eat a certain list of ingredients for an extended period of time such as WHOLE30, a program that illuminates non-processed whole foods, grains, dairy and sugar. Dieting is a wonderful way to achieve healthy weight-loss goals or just to lead a healthier lifestyle in general. However, in attempts to achieve quick weight-loss, or an inability to understand proper nutrition, some people can have negative effects from dieting.

While taking the extra time to cut processed foods and sugars from your daily routine, ensure that you’re getting the necessary nutrients to maintain a healthy body. Here are a few causes of hair loss caused by diet listed below:

Too Much Vitamin A

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, or the AAD, overdoing vitamin A-containing supplements or medications can trigger hair loss. The daily value for vitamin A is 5,000 International Units (IU) per days for adults. If you’re experiencing hair loss due to Vitamin A overdose, reduce your intake to the recommended daily dose.

Lack of Protein

If you’re newly vegetarian, you may not be obtaining the necessary amount of protein. When your body doesn’t receive enough protein, it rations the protein by shutting down hair growth. This happens about two to three months after a protein drop, says the AAD. When this occurs, you don’t necessarily need to start munching on meat again, but it’s imperative that you learn what foods are high in protein. Fish, meat, and eggs are naturally high in the substantial nutrient. If you practice a vegan diet, beans, green peas, tofu, and edamame are wonderful ways to receive protein.

Vitamin B Deficiency

Low levels of vitamin B are yet another correctible cause of hair loss. Simple supplementation should help the problem. Adding more food rich in vitamin B such as fish and starchy vegetables will increase natural hair growth. If you’re still experiencing hair loss after supplementing your diet, consult your doctor.


Bonnie Grauer, the owner of Wigs and Hair Solutions, has been a breast cancer survivor for 11 years and is invigorated by helping cancer patients and hair loss sufferers feel confident through her wig services. She has also previously owned Symmetry Hair Studio, where she acquired 25 years of experience in wigs and hair loss solutions.

At Wigs and Hair Solutions, we help our clients with their hair loss. We specialize in human hair wigs, partial pieces, and toppers to cover any level of hair loss. Whether your hair loss is only temporary or a permanent occurrence, or is medically-related, Bonnie will be able to create the look you want with a high-quality wig, topper, or partial piece.

To schedule a private initial consultation with Wigs and Hair Solutions in Columbia, call us today at 410-720-8588. You can visit us online or send us an email at with any questions or concerns.

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