Lack Of Protein May Cause Hair Loss

Updated: 6-20-2021
💻 Styles by Arica Hart

Lack Of Protein May Cause Hair Loss
Lack Of Protein May Cause Hair Loss

Effects of Lack of Protein

Have you ever brushed your hair and noticed excessive amounts of hair shedding in the brush? You looked in the sink, and there appeared to be more strands of hair than usual. OMG! You wonder what's going on and start to panic. Well, calm down and survey the situation. There are a variety of reasons for hair loss. For instance, not eating a nutritious meal can affect your hair because it can make you lack adequate vitamins and nutrients for healthy hair; for example, protein. 

First, let's look at some other potential causes of hair loss. Has your hair been in an Up-do or braid style, where you didn't have to comb it for days at a time? Maybe it's just an accumulation of the hair you shed every day. After all, The average woman sheds between 50 and 100 strands per day. On the other hand, if it's more than normal, it can be caused by any one of several circumstances.

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People may shed 50-100 strands of hair a day.


The health of your hair can be affected by many different factors. 

Hair can become thin and break because of a lack of proper vitamins or protein. Other factors can be sickness, Stress, and heredity. Today we will be discussing protein deficiencies. Make sure to consult your doctor to see if you are getting adequate protein and vitamins for your age range and specific needs.

Sometimes you may want to start a new diet or you just may not have the time to eat right. Ladies and gentlemen, you have to do what's best for your overall health. Be careful not to eliminate your protein when on a diet unless advised by a doctor. Make sure to eat healthily. 

Sometimes hair loss is caused by an insufficient amount of protein. When it is not a sufficient amount of protein in the body, the body will put the hair into a resting stage earlier than it is supposed to. This May causes hair shedding 2-3 months later. That's when you or I may start to freak out. 

What's going on? 

How can I stop this? 

Stop and think about it! Have you been eating right for the last few months? 

Have you been getting adequate proteins? 

According to WebMD,
The recommended daily amount for adults is .36 grams per pound of body weight. But research shows older people do better with at least .45 grams per pound. (That’s 67.5 grams for a 150-pound person.)

Some great sources of protein are 

  • meat, 
  • dried beans, 
  • nuts, 
  • grains, 
  • and etc.

Lack of Protein may cause Hair Loss

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A Lack of Protein may cause hair loss.

Did you know that the hair is made up of protein? 

Yes, hair is made of a protein called keratin. The hair is held into your skin by hair follicles; and has hair bulbs that are used to nourish the hair through the use of blood vessels. Therefore, what you feed your body, you are feeding your hair. As stated earlier, Your hair sheds a certain amount of strands a day.

The hair follicles and hair bulbs
The hair follicles and hair bulbs. Source

 As long as you are getting the proper nutrition and have no health or hereditary issues, the amount of shredded hair should be normal. Hair growth can also be affected by proper intake of protein, biotin, and Vitamin A. If you don't have the proper protein and vitamins, your hair will begin to shed unless you restore what's missing.

The best remedy is to eat healthily and Ask your doctor if you need a vitamin supplement. Sometimes, you have to ask your stylist do she/he recommends a protein treatment to help stop breakage, but it's best to keep the hair healthy from the beginning by eating an adequate amount of nutritious foods. Also, Learn different Ways to facilitate healthy hair growth.

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