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Baldness and Fast Foods

Diet and nutrition play a vital role in every aspect of our health. Unfortunately, fast food and nutritional deficiencies have been linked to various health problems, ranging from obesity to heart disease and even hair loss.

A study published in the Journal of Trichology found that overeating fast food can increase your risk of experiencing increased shedding, leading to thinning hair and hair loss. Researchers found that people eating more than two servings of fast food per week are twice as likely to experience significant hair loss than people who don't consume any.

Nutrition plays a critical role in growing healthy hair. Maintaining healthy hair follicles that produce healthy hair requires adequate amounts of vitamins, minerals, and trace elements. Conversely, nutrient, vitamin, and mineral deficiencies often contribute to hair loss for both men and women.

What Causes Fast Food Hair Loss?

It's no secret that Americans love fast food, and for good reasons. Studies have found that up to 20% of Americans eat while driving, and over 25% eat at least one fast food meal every day.

Fast food is a prominent part of our culture, with many different options available along nearly every major road or highway. Fast food is inexpensive and quick, making it seem the perfect choice for the person on the go. Unfortunately, while fast food is quick and affordable, there is also a link between fast food consumption and nutritional deficiencies.

Proper nutrition enables your body to function at its best and can contribute to healthy hair growth by offsetting the effects of stress and other factors that harm hair. Additionally, a nutrient-deficient, high-fat fast-food diet can cause damage on a cellular level and slow your hair's natural growth cycle.

The popularity and availability of fast food often disguise the adverse effects that consuming this type of food can cause. Fast foods typically lack the essential vitamins and nutrients needed to maintain good health. While eating fast food once in a while usually won't produce adverse effects, excessive consumption can create nutrient deficiencies, leading to hair loss.

Improving Your Diet to Keep Your Hair

A well-balanced, nutritious diet can improve your overall health and help to reduce hair loss. While growing healthy hair requires various trace elements, a few key nutrients are vital for growing and keeping your hair.


You can increase the iron in your diet by eating leafy greens, nuts, and all-natural red meats. If your diet lacks enough iron, your hair may become dry, brittle, and begin to fall out.


Biotin is found in sweet potatoes, almonds, peanut butter, and bananas and is known to reduce hair loss and slow the balding process.

Vitamin E

Found in foods with a substantial amount of plant fat, such as olive oil, almonds, and avocados, vitamin E can help maintain healthy hair and promote new hair growth.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are found in fresh fish like salmon, tuna, and salmon and can help keep your hair looking shiny and full.

What's Causing Your Hair Loss?

While various factors, including genetics, cause hair loss, eating fast food can damage healthy hair and accelerate hair loss. However, by limiting your fast-food meals and eating more nutrient-rich foods, you can improve the health of your scalp and hair, helping to prevent early or unnecessary hair loss.

You may still experience hair loss even with a healthy diet. At Mane Image, our team of professionals can help you determine the cause of your thinning hair loss and offer solutions for your condition. If you are experiencing thinning hair or hair loss and looking for an answer, contact us today and schedule your FREE initial consultation.

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