‘Hair Doctor’ Explains why Vegetarianism has led to Increased Hair Loss for Some

Around a year ago we wrote about a news article that cited a lack of animal protein as a reason for hair loss in Millennials.

Last week an article came out about a Trichologist (a ‘hair doctor’) who reinforces that theory and adds that vegetarianism and veganism have caused an increase in hair loss, especially among young women.

She says that her London clinic is seeing more cases of a type of hair loss known as “telogen effluvium”, and “points to the rise of nutritional deficiencies caused by fad diets, as well as the popularity of veganism and vegetarianism.”

Telogen effluvium is a reactive hair loss, which means that it happens as a result of something else, unlike the type of thinning hair many of us get as we become older. The doctor says it “can be the result of stress, being unwell, having a fever, or of a nutritional deficiency.”

She goes on to say “If you’re not eating enough of the correct foods or your body is not absorbing enough of the nutrients, this can result in excessive shedding.”

“Iron is really, really important, particularly for women who are menstruating,” she notes. “And the iron in dark leafy greens like spinach and kale is actually very difficult for the body to absorb — you might only be getting about 3% of it.”

It is for reasons like this that the hair experts at New England Associates® use a patented supplement called HairStart® Essentials™ as a treatment to provide all of the essential vitamins and minerals needed for healthy hair, including those that are often overlooked in today’s diets and lifestyles. Essentials™ inhibits DHT from attacking hair and causing hair loss. It is the best product for healthy hair that’s taken internally.

You can order Essentials™ at www.HairStartOnline.com, or for more information you can call New England Associates® at 1-866-HairStart or email info@HairStart.com. If you are near a New England Associates® location, we invite you to stop by for a free evaluation of your hair and scalp to determine if there are any other factors that may be impacting your hair’s health.

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New England Associates® knows that hair loss is as individual as you are. For the past 35 years, the goal of New England Associates® has been to help people of all ages restore their hair and regain their confidence. Founded in 1982, New England Associates® is one of the only accredited Hair Replacement businesses at the Better Business Bureau® in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine and Vermont. We are also proud members of the American Hair Loss Council.