Eating disorders can have far-reaching impacts and can cause tremendous physical stress to the body. One of those oft-cited effects is hair loss. Psychology Today notes that eating disorders, like anorexia, often result in telogen effluvium. This condition is hair loss that is brought on by an acute event, such as stress, or in this case, extreme weight loss.
Given that hair loss is often delayed from the current state of your health, telogen effluvium can set in after a significantly stressful event or a bout of anorexia.
When deprived of nutrients, the body diverts them from non-essential areas, like hair. And so, without nutrients such as zinc or protein, your hair will start to thin or even fall out. Typically, once you recover from this condition, your hair begins to regrow unless other factors like genetics cause hair loss.
Whether you have been recovering from an eating disorder or face hair loss for another reason, there are many products out there that target those facing hair loss. While many products promise miracle cures and are backed by questionable science, very few cures actually provide lasting, consistent results.
Adding pigment to the scalp can enhance hair appearance or get a low-maintenance clean-shaven look. Typically accomplished in 2-3 treatments spaced only one week apart, scalp micro pigmentation has no significant side effects during or after treatment.