Vitamins benefit your hair and the rest of your body in a variety of ways, but not getting enough of them can lead to  weak or thin hair, or even hair loss. Here are some of the main ways vitamins can benefit your hair, why vitamin deficiencies may lead to hair loss, and the steps TM Hair can help you take to treat hair loss or damaged hair that is linked to vitamin deficiency. 

What Is Vitamin Deficiency? 

Vitamin deficiency occurs when your body does not get enough vitamins to function properly. Certain vitamin deficiencies can lead to various health concerns, such as hair loss and increased susceptibility to several types of illnesses and injuries. A poor diet that does not include adequate levels of vitamins is the most common cause of vitamin deficiency. Certain underlying health conditions can also make it difficult for enough nutrients to reach your hair. 

Why Do Vitamin Deficiencies Affect Your Hair? 

Vitamins play an essential role in helping your hair grow properly. Eating foods rich in vitamins and other nutrients is essential to ensure your hair is strong and healthy. Some vitamins also keep your hair follicles healthy, reducing hair loss.

Which Vitamin Deficiencies Can Cause Hair Loss? 

Hair loss can be linked to a wide range of vitamin deficiencies. Many of the most basic vitamins your body needs to function properly are linked to the overall health of your hair, such as vitamins A, B, C, D, and E. Iron, zinc, and folic acid deficiencies are also common causes of hair loss. A selenium deficiency is a less common condition, but it may also contribute to hair loss. Different vitamin deficiencies can affect each individual uniquely, but across the board, being deficient in any of the vitamins listed above can increase the chances of having thin, weak, or otherwise unhealthy hair.

While each of these vitamin deficiencies can ultimately cause your hair to fall out or significantly impact its health, the specific reasons why certain deficiencies can affect your hair vary based on the benefits a sufficient amount of each vitamin should provide.

For example, too little iron or zinc can inhibit the amount of hemoglobin your body produces, which blocks nutrients from reaching your hair follicles to support hair growth. Too little vitamin A or vitamin D may cause your hair to thin or fall out, while too little vitamin C can interfere with your body's ability to absorb iron properly. Too little selenium is a relatively uncommon problem compared to other types of vitamin deficiencies, but this condition can cause hair loss by interfering with the functionality of your thyroid. 

Treating Hair Loss That Is Linked to Vitamin Deficiency 

Many cases of vitamin deficiency can be reversed by simply improving your diet or taking supplements. However, a professional should diagnose the specific cause of your hair loss before attempting to treat the problem with supplements in order to ensure your hair loss is caused by vitamin deficiency and not by another underlying health problem.

For example, hair loss can also be caused by ulcers and certain types of cancer. Your health professional will also need to identify the specific vitamin or combination of vitamins you are not getting enough of to most effectively treat your vitamin deficiency.

Most patients find that their hair begins to regrow naturally once they replenish deficient vitamins. However, more significant measures may be necessary to manage more severe cases. You may also use a special shampoo, conditioner, or other hair product that is rich in one or more vitamins to apply these nutrients directly to your hair and boost its overall health. Certain medications or other hair loss treatment options may also be helpful if your hair does not start to grow on its own once it has access to the vitamins it needs. 

Contact TM Hair to Stop Struggling With Hair Loss Due to Vitamin Deficiency

At TM Hair, we are here to help residents of Houston and nearby areas make sure their diet is full of vitamins and is not negatively impacting their hair. If you are dealing with hair loss linked to vitamin deficiency, we can help you find the most effective option to get the nutrients you need and boost your overall hair health.

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