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Fact or Fiction: Adding Fat to Your Diet Can Combat Hair Loss

When you start losing your hair, it’s natural to seek remedies. It’s a known fact that poor nutrition can lead to hair loss, and addressing your lack of nutrients can lead to a fuller head of hair. There is a precedent for low-fat diets causing people’s hair to turn limp, lifeless and brittle. If you’ve been trying to cut fats out of your diet and have experienced hair loss because of it, this might be all you need to read. Once you reintroduce fats into your diet, you should be well on your way to a fuller head of hair.

Essential fatty acids are critical to hair growth, and lack of them in extreme low-fat diets has been known to impact how hair looks, and even cause it to fall out. Protein is also important in this department. Meat, fish, beans, and soy all contain proteins that help the body build keratin, the main building block for hair. Omega-3 fats, found in fish and certain nuts, mainly help hair shine and increases its strength, but can lead to hair breakage and loss if there is a severe deficiency.

Although adding fat to your diet will help restore hair in extreme circumstances, in the majority of cases it won’t make a difference. While poor nutrition can cause hair loss, in most cases it is caused by genetic factors that are separate from diet alone. This kind of genetic hair loss is known as male and female pattern balding. While it is genetic, it can be made worse by things such as poor nutrition. Because of this, adding fat to your diet may slow the rate of balding. However, it will not stop it.

When you are facing male or female pattern baldness, often a stronger treatment is needed to address the issue permanently. Scalp micropigmentation is a long-lasting pigmentation process that can either fill in thinning hair or give the appearance of a full head of freshly shaven hair. This process is low maintenance, only requiring upkeep roughly every five years. The specialists at Hairline Ink have years of expertise and are standing by to answer any questions that you might have about this process. Call us today at (585) 250-0835!

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