Does smoking cause hair loss?
Many people know that smoking is very harmful for the general health of our body, but not everybody is aware of the fact that this bad habit may also help and even trigger hair loss.
Smoking is associated with several diseases, such as impotence, lung cancer and heart problems, and recent researches now also linked it to male pattern baldness and female hair loss.
These two conditions affect two-thirds of men and at least one-third of females as they age, and it is partly triggered by sex hormones.
It looks like that, smoking also plays an important role in this, with those who have this habit more likely to lose their hair than all the rest.
It has been scientifically observed that who smokes 20 or more cigarettes a day, is twice as likely to experience some hair loss than those who have never touched a cigarette, and the risk stays elevated also in those who quit.
The researchers state that smoking damages the inner genetic structure of the follicles, harming cells at their roots needed for the proper micro blood circulation.
Being more specific, smoking has a devastating effect on the microvasculature of the dermal hair papilla, and causes damage to the DNA of the hair follicle with oxidant effects.
This results in follicular micro-inflammation with consequent more and thinner hair shafts.
If you are a smoker, you probably know that this habit makes your skin become old and wrinkled pretty fast, but now you are also aware of the fact that, shutting down the micro blood circulation to the follicles, smoke (it is a known vasoconstrictor) will prevent the flow of vitamins, minerals, proteins and aminoacids from reaching your follicles, thus triggering hair loss.
For your own good, quit smoking as soon as you can, and use our natural program to reactivate the blood flow to the scalp and prevent your hair from falling out completely.