I have been on a high protein, low carb diet for close to a year. Though the weight loss has been a dream come true, one of the biggest problems with my dietary modification is the hair loss! For the first few months, I thought I was imagining how much hair I was losing. Now, when I look in the mirror, I can see hair on my head, but also everywhere else.

Hair loss in both men and women can be very frustrating. The good news is that there are many solutions out there. Before looking to spend a fortune on over-the-counter remedies, consult with your medical provider first. After a discussion with your doctor, a thorough physical exam, and blood work, you may find that the cause for your hair loss is due to hormonal or vitamin deficiencies.

Natural remedies for hair loss include an adequate amount of protein intake, fish oil supplements, biotin, B vitamins and other important nutrients. Wash and condition your hair, but not daily as the essentials oils may be stripped unnecessarily from your scalp. Daily massage of scalp helps stimulate more blood flow, and healthier regrowth. Speak with your medical provider about starting topical minoxidil, which is very effective if started early. There are other prescription medications for hair loss as well, and referral to a dermatologist may be indicated. We know from experience that waiting too long will make it harder for success.

I personally use Seaside Medical Practice’s Skin, Hair and Nails Supplement. This patented formula of orthosilicic acid helps build stronger and thicker hair by stimulating collagen production, as well as promoting keratin and elastin synthesis. In 20 weeks, a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study of 50 women taking this supplement found that their hair strength and elasticity significantly improved over placebo.

See us if you’re concerned about hair loss and let’s devise a regimen to begin your hair regrowth as early as possible!