Is crash dieting worth the hair loss?

It’s that time of the year again when summer bodies bedazzle swim wear with picture perfect bodies. With the winter behind us (in every which way!), many resort to crash diets in order to quickly get that selfie-approved holiday physique.

While a crash diet can seem to “work” for a while, it comes at a price. Depriving the human body of essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals and nourishment can have various effects, many of which are not often shared in public. Here are some of the negative effects.

Crash dieting can lead to temporary hair loss
Extreme diets can have adverse reactions, even if they are only for a short period of time. It can come as a shock to the body and place tremendous stress on the system (similar to the stress of emotional trauma), which in turn can lead to hair loss. It can take about 3 months to show from when Telogen Effluvium, a temporary hair loss condition is triggered. It can happen to both males and females and rapidly thins out hair on the entire scalp.

Yep, permanent hair loss too…


If you have a genetic predisposition to male/female pattern baldness, Telogen Effluvium can tilt the scales to lead towards permanent hair loss. It can also speed up the rate of shedding hair if you were already saying goodbye to it as a result of hereditary hair loss.

If you can relate to thinning hair as a consequence of starving your body on a crash diet, then you should contact Hair Clinic International for a free hair consultation. Help is at hand and so are extensive solutions to restore your hair and give you dignified non-surgical solutions. Shine this summer with confidence from the top down. Contact us today to discuss the effects that various diet regimes can have on your crowning glory.