Multivitamin use has been proven to have many practical health benefits and can be a great addition to a balanced diet. But can multivitamins help in the fight against hair loss?
Many, many factors contribute to hair loss and male-pattern baldness, including old age, stress, and genetics. These factors can be extremely hard to fight! But ensuring that the scalp is supplied with the nutrients that hair growth thrives on is one easy strategy to revive lost hair.
In general, dermatologists agree that protein, iron, zinc and vitamin B12 are some of the most essential nutrients for hair growth and scalp health. Maintaining high levels of these in your diet can help create conditions favorable to growth.
However, it is important to note that maintaining good levels of these nutrients can create conditions for hair growth. But hair growth is not guaranteed, especially revitalizing former hair thickness or restoring all of the hair that has already been lost.
Evidence supporting the use of such vitamins and other nutrients is positive, but the situation is more complication than the simple equation of “more nutrients equals better growth.” At times, an over-abundance of nutrients such as vitamin A can actually contribute to hair loss. Other vitamins can contribute to hair graying or hair production slowing.
Other than multivitamins, there are many other options that go beyond simply creating the conditions for restoring your hair, including physical procedures that have immediate and lasting results. A process known as skin micropigmentation can help people with thinning hair achieve a fuller-looking head of hair or give those who are bald a constantly clean-shaven look.
This process works by injecting small amounts of pigment into the skin and is usually accomplished in two to three treatments, about one week apart. There are no major side effects during or after treatment.