The natural way to tackle hair loss

“Hair loss is a sensitive subject for women,” says Sally-Ann Tarver MIT.FTTS, director of the Cotswold Trichology Centre ( “When people think of thinning hair, they often think of balding men, but millions of women in the UK are also suffering this problem at some point in their lives. Gradual hair thinning in women can be largely grouped into two categories: hormonal or genetic causes and nutritional hair loss. In the first instance, thyroid conditions, particularly hypothyroidism, are a common cause of thinning hair, largely in post-menopausal women. In the second instance, low levels of iron, vitamin B12 and vitamin D can play a part.”

Sally-Ann suggests increasing the amount of protein you consume – “a minimum of 45g of complete protein a day is essential to hair health.” She adds: “If your hair thinning is iron-related, it is essential to use a supplement containing a minimum 50mg of iron per day and keep taking it until your Ferritin level is well over 70ug/l. Dietary B12 deficiency can be easily resolved by increasing your intake of meat, fish, eggs and dairy as well as taking a good quality B complex.”

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