Food allergies of varying severities affect large portions of the American population and often manifest themselves in different ways.
Some people have very mild reactions such as swelling, while for others allergies can be deadly. Hair loss is cited as a potential effect of allergies, but is there science to back it up?
The short answer is that there is no solid scientific link between food allergies of any kind and hair loss. Importantly, this refers to a direct link between an allergic reaction to food and hair loss.
While there is an outside chance that allergies can cause alopecia areata (often brought on by sudden, extreme stress), this would need to be caused by repeated reactions, and like many types of alopecia, the response would be delayed by weeks or months.
For other conditions that may be tangentially related to food allergies, such as hormonal imbalances, thyroid imbalances, and adrenal fatigue, hair loss is a real possibility.
Furthermore, food allergies can also affect how you eat and may lead to certain nutrient imbalances. In this case, especially in the case of protein, zinc, and iron, a lack of nutrients going to the scalp can lead to hair loss.
Whether you are suffering from hair loss as a result of a nutrient deficiency, a stressful event or just genetics and old age, there are many hair loss treatments out there that promise results.
While many treatments promise, few deliver, and those that do work often require retreatment for years beyond the initial treatment, at a steep cost. A physical treatment known as scalp micropigmentation works by injecting small amounts of pigment into the skin.
By creating the appearance of a fuller-looking head of hair, those with thinner hair can create a full-looking head of hair, and those who are bald can create a no-maintenance, freshly-shaven look to their liking.
Typically just accomplished in just 2-3 treatments and with very few side effects both during and after treatment, scalp micropigmentation offers an attractive option for those looking for a permanent solution to hair loss.