If you are in the early stages of hair loss, it’s worth cleaning up your diet and taking the right supplements to support hair follicles at a deeper level – especially if you are vegan, vegetarian or don’t eat as well as you should. “Research shows a lack of vitamin D can lead to hair loss, and when there isn’t enough vitamin D in your system, such as during the winter months, new hair growth can be stunted,” says Furqan.
“Zinc, iron, selenium and biotin are also key players when it comes to healthy hair,” adds Christopher. “In fact, there is good evidence to show a well-balanced diet has a positive impact on your hair.”
Consultant trichologist Eva Proudman says collagen is also worth taking: “I recommend Absolute Collagen to my patients – one small sachet provides 8g of protein, which is the same as one egg. Collagen can be useful in promoting hair growth. Tricoextra, meanwhile, is a clinical supplement that also promises good results, providing the vitamins and minerals needed for a healthy hair cycle.”