Hair loss reason: You’re not eating enough protein
Another reason to load up on protein at every meal: It helps create your hair. A lack of protein causes your hair to stop growing, fall out, and even change color, according to the Institute of Medicine. Women should be getting at least 46 grams of protein per day. Neva Cochran, a registered dietitian in Dallas, Texas recommends that your protein intake comes from a variety of food sources, not just meat. Adding half a cup of pinto beans to your next dinner gets you an extra 11 grams of protein.