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Does the Keto Diet Help Hair Loss?

The ketogenic diet (or “keto”) is a diet that forces the body to burn fat instead of carbohydrates, moving the body’s metabolism away from carbs and towards fat and ketones. This high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet is being widely adopted by individuals who want to lower blood sugar, boost insulin sensitivity, and lose weight.

Millions of men and women struggle with weight loss. Many of them find success on the keto diet but often experience unwanted side-effects. You may experience certain side effects as your body adapts to the keto diet, including digestive issues, sleep issues, decreased energy levels, nausea, an increased appetite, and hair loss.

Not everyone on the keto diet will experience hair loss with their weight loss, but it is not uncommon for keto dieters to shed pounds and hair. Experts report that this loss of hair, or interrupted growth of new hair, is a result of the body’s reaction to severe calorie restriction.

The sudden absence of calories can cause the body to conserve energy, including expending less energy on hair growth. Other studies suggest that the shock your body experiences when it goes into this state of ketosis (and thus suddenly required to use fat for energy instead of carbs) can result in hair loss.

For many dieters, including those on the keto diet, hair loss is an unwelcome side effect. Many men and women experiment with various treatments to cope with this loss of hair, and unfortunately, most do not provide long-term solutions to hair loss.

But you don’t have to choose between improved metabolic health through a ketogenic diet and the appearance of a full head of hair! Scalp micropigmentation is a cosmetic process that can create the natural appearance of a fuller head of hair through injecting small amounts of pigment into the skin. Most of our clients complete their treatment within 2 to 3 sessions!

Let the scalp micropigmentation experts at Hairline Ink help you resolve your hair loss issues, so you can fully enjoy the new level of health you’ve worked hard to achieve. We offer Scalp Micropigmentation in over 50 US cities. Call or text us today at 833-HAIR-INK (833-424-7465) to schedule an appointment, learn about our pricing, or get a free quote!

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