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Protein for hair loss?


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#1 Fatgirl07

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Posted 10 June 2021 - 02:20 PM

I’ve seen a ton of people saying they increased their protein to stop or minimize the hair loss but how much protein exactly? I’m now frantically searching my house for the biggest sources of protein when I don’t even know how much to get. Also does anyone have any food recommendations with high amounts of protein?

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Posted 11 June 2021 - 01:50 AM

I have no clue on how much protein you need in a day, but I suggest upping your calories while eating lots of salmon, shrimp, chicken, eggs, Greek yoghurt etc.
Tbh the best solution to hair loss is still recovery, because I doubt eating more protein while restricting actually helps.

#3 not_my_body

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Posted 11 June 2021 - 02:03 AM

I'd recommend getting a blood test. They (your doctor) can check your Protein levels that way and will be able to tell you how much roughly you need a day.
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High restricting is the way for me because slow and steady wins the race. As far as I'm concerned, as long as you end the day on a calorie deficit, you have won.

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#4 ChocoNat

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Posted 11 June 2021 - 08:20 AM

I used Myfitnesspal to see how much I need. I basically get protein shakes daily. As someone recommanded, try to eat food with more proteins like salmon. 

Not sure if it helps or if it's a coincidence, but I apply a mask once per week made of yellow egg and olive oil. On wet hair, put this mix ( 1 or 2 yellow of the egg depending on how much hair you have) + olive oil. Apply it for 20min, then rince it off, then wash your hair normally with shampoo etc. 




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