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Can a Low-Carb Diet Cause Hair Loss?

There is a myth about there being a connection between a low-carb diet and hair loss. It’s hard to prove one way or another, but you should consider a couple of facts:

  1. Hair loss can be caused by different things, such as a change in your diet. An abrupt decrease in calories, for example, with a starvation diet, gives the same results as a low-carb-diet.
  2. You start to notice signs of hair loss 3-6 months after changing your diet, but you shouldn’t start to panic because it’s only temporary and you will lose only a small percentage of your hair. Give it some time – your follicles will be restored and your hair will come back.

In order to understand how hair loss happens, you should first know about the growing process. One hair grows for 2–3 years, and then stops for several months. The next step is the development of new hair from the same follicle, moving the old hair away. That’s why everyday hair loss is not so obvious – it’s immediately replaced by new hair.

Stress factors

Stress can impact many processes in our body, including hair growth. There are multiple causes of stress, to include:

  • hunger, including diet,
  • different diseases,
  • pregnancy,
  • breastfeeding,
  • lack of vitamins,
  • psychological stress,
  • abrupt change of diet.


After the hair falls out, new ones start to grow. This process has a medical term – “telogen miasms”. If your hair loss was caused by one of the previously listed reasons, then you don’t need to do anything. It’s a temporary problem and it will go away by itself.

If you have a long time using a low-carb diet for a long time, then the hair restoration process can be more difficult, and it might to make any treatment useless. To find out the exact reason, you may need to take a blood test. It’s quite easy to predict the test result if you are a vegetarian depriving yourself of vitamin B12 and iron. Find out more about the habits, which can cause hair loss: https://www.grivamax.com/three-bad-habits-cause-hair-loss/.

How to fight hair loss?

Usually, hair loss doesn’t start right after you switch to a low-carb diet. However, if you notice severe hair loss, you should stop this diet and continue eating fats and carbs. You should feel full after every meal or have a very light feeling of hunger. It is recommended to avoid stressful situations, especially at the beginning of a low-carb diet transition. Plenty of sleep and moderate exercise can help to prevent hair loss as well.

To prevent hair loss while dieting, you can use GrivaMax Laser Cap 80, which will help to restore the beauty of your hair. But remember, self-treatment is not good for your health, since the reason for your hair loss might be something besides your diet. That’s why the best thing you can do is see a doctor, who will help you with diagnosis, and will suggest the right and professional solution to the problem.

Posted by GrivaMax Team on 19.04.2017 view count 1,137
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