You naturally lose up to 100 hairs per day, but excessive hair loss, often called alopecia, will be alarming. Chances are you’ll lose more hair than usual on account of genetic male-pattern balding, certain medications, postpartum hormones or nutritional deficiencies. If you’ve been following a high-protein diet, you’ll have eliminated certain foods, causing nutritional deficiencies responsible to your hair loss. The stress of dieting and putting your body into the state of ketosis, when your body has too little glucose and turns to stored fat for energy, can even lead to hair loss in some people.
If you are noticing faster than average hair loss, consult your doctor to rule out an underlying health issue.