A certain amount of hair loss is normal, ranging from 50 to 100 strands a day, but sometimes more excessive hair loss is present. For women, if your hair loss is mild, supplements are a a good first step in safely improving the condition of your hair.
- Ginkgo biloba increases blood flow to your scalp, which can improve hair growth. Supplements containing kelp add iodine to your body, which aids in the manufacturing of thyroid hormones, also helping to improve growth of hair.
- If you are not eating a well-balanced diet, you may be anemic or have a protein deficiency, both of which can lead to hair loss. Take a multivitamin containing vitamins A, B (including B12, B6 and biotin), D and E, zinc and iron to decrease the chance of continued hair loss.
- Supplement your diet with amino acids, fish oil and folic acid. These nutrients can help boost your immune system and help increase hair growth.
- Do not expect to see a huge difference within a few days of starting supplements. It typically takes 2 to 3 months before the supplements improve your hair’s condition.