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June 22th, 2023

Does eating chocolate stop hair loss?

Among the most popular natural remedies to stop hair loss today is chocolate. It is said that eating chocolate stops hair loss mainly due to the nutrients it provides to the body and, therefore, to the hair follicles. But to what extent is this true? Is chocolate capable of treating hair loss?

From Hospital Capilar, a clinic specializing in hair health and hair surgery, we tell you what is true that eating chocolate stops hair loss and if it could be considered a natural remedy against alopecia.

How does diet influence hair?

Diet and hair loss they are closely related, since not following a healthy style in terms of diet can take its toll on our hair health. When there is a nutritional deficit, the nutrients needed by the Hair follicles to function correctly, what produces what is known as telogen effluvium. It is an intense hair loss, but normally temporary and reversible that will stop once the underlying problem is solved.

Therefore, a poor diet is often the origin of hair loss. In these cases, including vegetables, red meat, fruit, nuts and other types of foods rich in vitamins and minerals is key to taking care of our hair health and avoiding telogen effluvium due to nutritional deficiency.

Does eating chocolate stop hair loss?

Chocolate, understood at all times as dark chocolate with a minimum percentage of 75% cocoa, is a food that contains zinc, magnesium and iron. They are three fundamental minerals for the proper functioning of the scalp that contribute to keeping the hair in good condition.

Zinc is a mineral that helps the correct absorption of nutrients, stimulates the hair and reinforces the structures of the hair and nails, strengthening them. On the other hand, magnesium contributes to activate enzymatic reactions, which nourishes the hair and strengthens the hair follicles. Finally, iron is one of the most important minerals to care for hair. In case of iron deficiency, for example in people with anemia, what is known as iron deficiency alopecia occurs and the hair will fall out.

For all these reasons, it is said that eating chocolate stops hair loss, since its nutrients help strengthen hair follicles and avoid nutritional deficits. However, It cannot be affirmed that chocolate stops hair loss as such and serves as a treatment for alopecia, since this is not the case.. This food must be understood as an aid to avoid telogen effluvia due to nutritional deficiencies, but in no case is it considered a treatment for basic hair loss.

What to do in case of hair loss

In the event of experiencing unusual hair loss that is accompanied by a lack of density, it is essential to know what to do before the visual impact is greater.

Consult with a specialist

First of all, go to a specialist in a specialized hair clinic in Spain. In this way and through a trichological study, doctors determine the origin of hair loss. Depending on the type of alopecia in question, some treatments or others are recommended.

Go for hair treatments

Currently there are hair treatments effective against alopecia and other types of hair loss, as well as oral drugs such as dutasteride or Minoxidil that stop the fall and thicken the hair.

El Platelet Rich Plasma, or capillary PRP, is one of the most demanded capillary treatments today. With it, it is possible to stop hair loss, promote hair growth and tissue regeneration. Only a small amount of blood is extracted from the patient, which is centrifuged to obtain enriched plasma. This plasma is injected into the scalp in a session lasting just a few minutes on an outpatient basis.

Furthermore, the hair mesotherapy combines adapted drugs and vitamins that stop hair loss, especially in cases of hormonal alopecia such as androgenetic alopecia, and keep hair healthy and strong.

Hair transplant, the solution to baldness

When alopecia has already given way to areas without hair, it will not grow back. The only way to recover lost hair is with the FUE hair transplant.

It is a minimally invasive outpatient technique, through which healthy follicles are extracted from the donor area and implanted in the area affected by alopecia, or recipient area. The results of this technique are natural, long-lasting and effective.

Hair surgeon performing the incisions in a hair graft

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En Hospital Capilar you will get your medical assessment completely free from experts in the sector. Recover your hair and stop the fall in our hair clinics in Madrid, Murcia and Pontevedra.



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