Vegan diets are becoming increasingly popular for ethical, environmental, or health reasons. Sadly, some vegans might face hair loss due to missing nutrients.
Vegans often struggle to find essential nutrients found in animal products. Chiefly among these nutrients are vitamin B-12, zinc, iron, and protein. Animal products and fortified grains are primary sources of Vitamin B-12 for scalp health. You typically find zinc, essential for hair growth, in animal products. You can also find zinc in beans, seeds, and nuts.
Our bodies absorb plant-based iron less effectively than from meat. Vegans need to consume more iron to support hair growth. Protein is essential for strong hair growth. But the source of a vegan’s protein matters. Vegans should limit soy protein to avoid thyroid issues. Thyroid problems can lead to significant hair loss.
Improper nutrient intake in a vegan diet can negatively impact hair health. For many, including vegans, hair loss intensifies with age, stress, and diet. Few hair loss solutions deliver lasting results with minimal side effects.
A cosmetic process known as skin micropigmentation can achieve a fuller-looking head of hair without major side effects, usually accomplished within 2-3 treatments one week apart. Scalp micropigmentation works by injecting small amounts of pigment into the skin, resulting in fuller-looking hair for those men with thin hair or a freshly-shaven look for bald men.