Hair loss due to vitamin, protein and iron deficiency is a common cause of diffuse hair loss, which most people get from meat, particularly red meat.
Therefore, especially for vegans, a balanced and healthy diet is important, and they especially need to sources of iron from foods other than meat. Besides iron, vitamin B12, protein and zinc, the trace elements selenium, biotin and silicon are also important building blocks that need to be replaced by alternative foods.
This is where the vegan diet benefits from so-called superfoods: flaxseed, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, nuts and oatmeal provide these micronutrients in abundance. Beans and peas are also rich in iron.
Furthermore, brown rice, quinoa and soy products can also make a valuable contribution to beautiful hair.
If you want to be on the safe side when it comes to vitamin deficiencies, you can get an appropriate dietary supplement, such as a vitamin B or iron supplement, from a pharmacy or health food store. Most of these preparations in capsule form are vegan and can therefore be taken without any problems.