Hair loss occurs for a lot of reasons, and it’s far more common than you think. The good news is, there are things you can do to mitigate this, and adding a daily vitamin or supplement to your routine could help. Before you make any drastic changes to your wellness regimen, it’s important to pinpoint a possible reason behind the hair loss you’re experiencing, as some causes are more innocuous than others. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Dendy Engelman says that we can attribute extensive shedding to the following factors: genetics, birth control, weight loss, diet, chemical hair treatments, hot tools, lifestyle changes, and aging. “As we age, most hair is reduced either in the form of balding, receding, or thinning,” Dr. Engelman says.
Look into taking vitamins and supplements for some added hair growth support. “I think supplements are essential to any successful trichological practice,” says certified trichologist Bridgette Hill. “Because combating hair loss requires us to address the blood, cells, and tissue, quality dietary supplements support the body by providing necessary vitamins and nutrients without having to compete with the body. [They] also aid in blocking harmful androgens that lead to androgenic hair loss [and] improve cellular turnover and increase blood circulation, which is imperative to feeding the hair follicle and building the hair fiber.”
But remember that vitamins and supplements, while helpful, might not be the only way to improve the quality of your hair. “If you want your hair to grow faster and stronger, don’t underestimate the power of a healthy lifestyle and its influence on the growth and appearance of your hair,” says board-certified trichologist and member of DevaCurl’s Expert Curl Council Dr. Kari Williams. “Take care of your body and your hair will flourish.”
Dr. Williams promotes a holistic approach that includes a healthy lifestyle and the use of daily multivitamins. Our pick is this Multivitamin. It contains all the important vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin A, C, D, and E, and biotin to help hair grow healthy and strong.