The Link Between Weight Loss & Hair Loss


The Link Between Weight Loss & Hair Loss

  • 09 August 2019
  • Hair Experts @ AHS
  • 4 min. read

Every men and women on this Earth desire of having a toned body and beautiful luscious hair. You do loads of efforts in bringing your body into shape by exercising and dieting. But, do you realize along with losing weight you are losing your hair as well.

It is common to see people experience weight loss and hair loss, especially when they shed a good number of pounds. There is a connection between weight loss and hair loss.

Are weight loss and hair loss related?

Are weight loss and hair loss related?

Of course, they are related. You must have heard of the old saying “You are what you eat”. When on dieting, you are depriving yourself of essential nutrition. Lack of enough proteins, iron and dietary supplements can lead to hair loss. Hair is made up of protein, so it is imperative to eat loads of protein rich diet. Not taking sufficient nutrients make our hair thirsty and deprived of nourishment which eventually causes them to fall.

Common Causes of Hair Loss During Weight Reduction

Cause 1#: Lack of nutrients

Switching to a new diet, you tend to avoid certain foods and eat less. A diet that lacks vital nutrients causes malnutrition. Eating a diet that is restricted in fat causes hair follicles to stop producing the sebum that nourishes hair so that it doesn’t become brittle leading to breakage.

Lack of nutrients

Hormonal Imbalance

Cause 2#: Hormonal Imbalance

Weight loss can also result in hormone imbalance that causes rise in DHT hormone, which causes hair loss. You need to consult an expert for hair treatment if you see reduction in hair as well as weight at the same time.

Cause 3#: Physical or Emotional Stress

It is usual to see hair fall and weight loss if you under stress and anxiety. Dieting and exercising can be very stressful and exhausting leading to unusual shedding of hair.

Physical or Emotional Stress

How to prevent hair loss when losing weight

  1. Try to lose weight at a more gradual rate. Going on a crash diet can cause damage to your hair and body.
  2. Include enough lean proteins in your diet to help thinning hair due to weight loss.
  3. Consume multivitamins and mineral supplements every day after consulting from your dietician to compensate your nutrition loss.
  4. Try to get some Zinc in your diet as it is a key mineral for hair growth, which can be found in broccoli, spinach, avocado, eggs and lean beef.
  5. Do not restrict calories for weight loss. Make sure you eat enough calories to have enough energy to support hair growth.


If you still face hair thinning problem, then consulting a hair fall specialist in Delhi in time can help you in restoring hair. Advanced Hair Studio gives you the best hair loss treatments in Delhi to prevent hair loss even if you in the process of weight reduction. The hair experts will examine and let you know the tips and appropriate treatment to get your glory back.

Article by Hair Experts @ AHS

Originally hailing from the length and breath of the country our team of hair experts bring together their strength that lies in consulting for hair and skin/scalp concerns that are faced by a lot of people. This core team involves field experts having passion in the field of aesthetics and creating as well as finding the right answers and clearing doubts about all things "Hair". Combining the interest in the field of aesthetics and general well-being, the team moves forward applying the knowhow gained in the field of trichology as well as hair transplantation contributing successfully in being part of our Team India operations and contributing to the needs of our patrons.

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