Wednesday, January 14, 2009

No Meat and Hair Growth (or lack there of)

So I am trying to avoid meat but I am still eating fish.  I have been doing some research about vegetarianism and hair growth.  A lot of vegetarians complain of hair loss or slow hair growth.  I read an article that claims hair loss and slow hair growth isn't due to a lack of meat (or fish) in one's diet, rather usually a sudden change in weight.  If you are eating properly and still getting proteins from other sources (i.e. eggs, beans, etc), you shouldn't notice hair loss.  So I must eat my beans on a regular basis!  I have worked too hard to grow my natural hair!

Many vegetarians and vegans have a B-12 deficiency.  I've never eaten a lot of meat and I just recently started taking a B-12 supplement every day along with my multi-vitamin and Biotin supplement and I have noticed an increase in my energy levels.  I am not saying that I don't get tired, but I don't feel as run down as I have been feeling lately.

I will definitely be keeping an eye on how my hair holds up to my eating habits.  I would love to hear from naturals who are vegetarians, semi-vegetarians and vegans.


MW said...

i'm a vegetarian too :) i think you may actually see some increased hair growth because of your increased nutritional are making some big moves these days! lol

Anonymous said...

HEY!! I'm a a vegetarian and after this Daniel Fast am seriously considering becoming a strict Vegan!

Let's see, I have not seen my hair growth stifle, but rather increase! People comment now on how my hair has grown! I think that has to do with my vitamins I take everyday - multi-vitamin, vitamin c, b-6, b-12, fish oil, biotin...I could go on! lol! I also drink plenty of water, eat lots of raw and cooked vegetables and fruits yadda yadda

What I like about the vegetarian/vegan lifestyle is what you learn about the food that goes into your body. Really, we can survive off of the fresh produce that grows from the ground. And I have become quite the cook too!

Anyways this is about hair, lol! and I have seen my hair grow over this past year quite a bit. I've been a vegetarian for almost 2 years.
Ciao, B

Anonymous said...

I'm not a vegetarian, but I did the Daniels fast for a long time, and I made sure to add in the supplements like you said. I dont get average hair growth anyway so I didnt take chances. In addition to B12 vegetarians need to make sure they get enough zinc and lysine, good sources are nuts and soybeans.

Beauty Cosmetics said...

In my opinion every problem has solutions, so also hair loss. Change to food rich in proteins and use some minerals and vitamins and also medicine may decrease hair loss.