Losing Weight and Hair Loss

We all know that in order to lose weight, one must be consuming fewer calories than they are burning. It’s this caloric deficit that leads to our bodies feeding on existing fat stores to produce energy. What we don’t realize is that this can sometimes come at a cost.

When we make the choice to eat fewer calories, we usually do so by cutting out sugar foods and opting for low-calorie options that have a smaller amount of calories per serving. When we do that, we don’t often stop to think about the amount of vitamins and minerals we are also eliminating from our diet.

A drastic reduction in calories has to come at a cost, and this cost is a depletion of vitamins and minerals. As such, our bodies react to this depletion in different ways. Hair loss may be the result of such a depletion for some people.

When you think about this, it makes a lot of sense. After all, it’s better for our bodies to shed some hair to conserve energy than it would be to put our various organ systems at stake. We need protein to power our bodies.

While our hair also needs protein to grow, hair is largely a secondary feature of our bodies. A patch of thin hair won’t impact our health as severely as muscle atrophy or organ failure. Of course, there are a few things that can help combat weight loss-related hair loss. For one, maintaining adequate protein can ensure that your body has enough to spare for your hair. If you’re already experiencing thinning hair, Rejuvenate SMP recommends scalp pigmentation. This process helps even out balding areas on your scalp to create a natural looking hairstyle, something that’s perfect for someone undergoing hair loss.