Could Probiotics Prevent or Stop Your Hair Loss?


When you hear the word probiotics, what comes to mind? For most, there are visions of yogurt, health food commercials and the promise of a happy digestive tract. Okay, that’s all fine, but your issue is hair loss, not acid reflux.

“Could this supplement solve my hair loss problems?” That’s what you’re asking.

We’ve heard the rumblings. There are quite a few vitamin and supplement retailers pushing probiotics as the solution for men’s hair loss, so we’re bringing you the breakdown.

Will Probiotics Prevent or Stop Hair Loss?

First, let’s take a look at how probiotics work.

How do Probiotics Work?

For the majority of the body, probiotics work by replacing and rebalancing the amount of friendly bacteria. These bacteria could be lacking for a number of reasons, such as stress, illness, or medication, such as antibiotics. Evidence suggests that when more probiotics are introduced into the body the digestive system, skin, and even the immune system are positively affected.

Probiotics and Hair

Recent experiments have shown that Lactobacillus, a strain of probiotics helps relieve certain skin conditions, such as irritation, inflammation and flakey scalp. As a result, the supplement companies (who recognize a huge potential market in the hair loss industry) have taken it one step further, claiming that probiotics also help with hair loss. As you can see, that’s far reaching at best. Probiotics are not a solution for hair loss, especially not the type that’s hereditary.

But what about hair loss that’s NOT hereditary? Can probiotics help in this situation?

Hair loss often comes down to anxiety, stress, and the results of everyday living. When we fill our bodies with junk food, sugary drinks and other harmful substances, then add stress on top of it, we are basically starving our hair follicles. Because they don’t receive the nutrition they require, the skin around them becomes sore and inflamed. This area is where probiotics are said to be the greatest help, as they have been said to reduce inflammation and reduce skin irritation.

While this seems like a perfect, quick, and simple solution, there’s one problem: the hair loss process is much more complex than a bit of skin irritation. If healthy eating put an end to hair loss, wouldn’t vegans and clean eating advocates have full heads of luxurious hair? Okay, luxurious sounds a little weird, but you get the picture. Healthy eating is, without a doubt, good for your body, your mental clarity, and your overall quality of life. Will it stop hair loss? Unfortunately not.

If you’re looking for a hair loss remedy that works, scalp micropigmentation is a sure solution. The tattooing process is safe, proven and the results are immediate. Give us a call today. We’d love to answer any questions and get you started on your way to happier and more confident life.

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Joshua Bakar

SMP Clinic of Australia’s owner and founder, Joshua Bakar had endured seven separate hair transplant procedures before discovering the growth of scalp micropigmentation and the need for a quality service in Australia.
Pulling together a highly trained team, SMP Clinic sets the bar for scalp micropigmentation, employing technicians with experience in the hair transplant industry, providing them with an unparalleled depth of knowledge to offer their clients.
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