Not getting enough iron or zinc in the diet can cause hair loss over time. Correcting the deficiency may lead to hair growth. Still, it can take several months for hair to regrow.
Is hair loss due to diet reversible?
These deficiencies, especially if maintained over a period of time, can lead to a type of hair loss called telogen effluvium. The good news is that this condition is generally reversible, so adopting healthier, less restrictive eating habits will allow your hair to grow back.
Will hair grow back after protein deficiency?
Having a protein deficiency is not likely to trigger hereditary hair loss (though it can trigger other types of shedding), and if what you’re experiencing is hereditary hair loss, it’s equally unlikely that increasing your protein intake will have any effect on your regrowth.
Can thin hair become thick again?
Whilst thinning hair caused by Male Pattern Baldness will not ‘get thicker’ again of its own accord, where Telogen Effluvium is the only issue, normal hair growth can resume without intervention so the hair should return to its previous density within approximately six months.
Does lack of protein cause GREY hair?
When keratin proteins break down in the hair follicles, this can lead to hair loss and pigmentation changes, among other issues.