We often hear of cases of hair loss caused by dieting.
Are there people who are simply trying to lose weight by eating less because they want to “lose weight?
Lack of nutrients also affects hair…
The “hair papilla” plays the role of supplying nutrients to the “hair manufacturing factory – hair matrix cells. This papilla absorbs necessary nutrients from the “capillary vessels” and further processes them to supply the hair matrix cells. If you eat less, you may lose weight, but you are not getting enough of the nutrients your body needs. In other words, people who are undernourished may not get enough nutrients to the hair follicles, resulting in hair loss.
This does not mean that being overweight is better. Being overweight can cause lifestyle-related diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and arteriosclerosis, and is also not good for the hair. The blood of people with lifestyle-related diseases tends to be sluggish and cannot flow smoothly through capillaries as compared to smooth blood. Since nutrients are carried by the blood, poor blood flow naturally prevents nutrients from reaching the hair matrix cells, which is not good for the hair as well as the body.
Daily sobriety is the key!
Although it is understandable to want to lose weight as quickly as possible, it is better to lose weight over a long period of time rather than seeking instant results.
Of course, it is good for your body and your hair to eat a well-balanced diet so that you do not overeat or overnourish your body on a daily basis. Also, do not forget to exercise moderately.