Support Your Hair Growth This Winter: Winter Foods High in Iron


Iron deficiency is a common underlying cause of hair loss in women.  Correct iron and ferritin (stored iron) levels are essential to hair growth as they support healthy hair cell proliferation and help to keep your hair in the growing (anagen) phase. Iron deficiency anaemia, be it mild or severe, can cause your hair to enter the shedding (telogen) phase sooner than it should, leaving you with excessive hair fall and also hair that is not growing to the length that it used to.

The best sources of iron are red meats, but it can also be found in certain dark green vegetables and nuts.

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Our Top 8 Winter Treats Rich in Iron

Roast Beef

Chicken liver Pate

Roast Beetroots

Honey Roasted Cashews

Steak & Kidney Pie

Dried apricots dipped in dark chocolate


Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

If you suspect you are anaemic, you can ask your doctor to check your iron and ferritin levels. However, it’s important to note that readings within the low-normal range can have a detrimental effect on hair growth as hair is a non-essential tissue. If you are deficient in iron, you can ask your doctor or trichologist to recommend a nutritional supplement and changes to your diet.

4 Responses to “Support Your Hair Growth This Winter: Winter Foods High in Iron”
  1. christine davies says:

    Ive had the marina coil in place for almost 6 years,Ive had no problems at all until in the last 1-2 months my hair has thinned dramaticaly all over. Ive had blood tests and and nothing majer showed except signs of a recent virus that I wasnt even aware off,ie white blood cells reduced?. Im fit and healthy and have no health issues. My hair is naturally thick,curly,long. I do straighten, and colour and cut are done by an excellent hairdresser. It was she who suggested it may be the coil. Im making an appointment with you guys but may have this coil removed in next few days.

    • pkoffice01 says:

      Hi Christine, thinning hair can sometimes be caused by the marina coil and we often recommend its removal. A virus infection can also thin hair. However if you’ve noticed your hair is considerably thinner, the loss has probably been going on for longer than you realise because people have to lose at least 15% of their hair before it becomes obvious. We hope this helps. The PK Team

  2. jennifer says:

    My hair is natrual blonde thin and has never grown past my shoulders. Even as a child my hair has never been past my sboulders. I dont get ot vit bit once a year csuse i dont wamt it any shorter. As s chilD my mom took me to a doctor he said cause is medicen i took ss s toddler for ear infections must of killed my roots. Ive never believed that but something has to ne wrong. Im 44 now an would love to have hait long enough i can feel it blow across my back in the wind. Any suggestions???

    • thepkteam says:

      Hi Jennifer,

      If you wanted to understand exactly why your hair won’t grow we would advise having a consultation at our Clinic with one of our Trichologists. They would take a blood test and full family, lifestyle, nutrition and health history to diagnose and treat the problem. Outside of this I would recommend trying our latest regime for fine and thinning hair, Trichotherapy. this encourages healthy hair growth from the inside out with food supplements, scalp drops and a protein spray. Thanks The PK Team.

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