Smoking and Hair Loss

smoking and hair loss

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The science behind smoking and hair loss

Many of us already know that smoking is not good for you. Sorry if we just provided you with some shocking information, but smoking is not good for anyone. There are more than 4,000 chemicals in tobacco. Tobacco has a number of toxic ingredients such as toluene, nicotine, methanol, hydrogen cyanide, formaldehyde, DDT, vinyl chloride, butane, cadmium, nitrobenzene, and mercury. You may find some of these same chemicals in batteries, mothballs, rat poison, embalming fluid, and rocket fuel. That does not sound like something you want in your body.

However, if you are not afraid of cancer or breathing problems, maybe you are afraid of going through the rest of your life bald because of smoking and hair loss. Because this is not a farfetched statement. Studies on smoking and hair loss have shown that smoking can damage the hair follicles which leads to hair loss.

Smoking and hair loss

Smoking cigarettes can speed up the rate at which we lose our hair, and slows down the rate at which our hair grows. It is difficult for our cells to reproduce into healthy cells when we have toxic products in our system. The flow of oxygen in the blood stream is also reduced by the carbon monoxide in cigarettes. We have written before that oxygen is necessary for your hair to retain its moisture and be healthy.

Smoking can cause hair loss in the following three ways:

  • When combined with sebum, the scalps pores may undergo a minor clogging effect.
  • Smoking pollutes our blood. This directly affects our liver.
  • Smoking reduces circulation to the extremities, which includes your scalp. This means that the blood flow is drastically reduced.

The reality of smoking

The truth is that when it comes to the long-term effects that smoking can have on hair health, baldness should be one of the least of our worries. However, it may be the motivation someone needs to make a healthy change in his or her life. The good news is that if you do quit smoking, chances are that the hair will eventually grow back and become healthy. If you want healthy hair, do not smoke.

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site: www.tojilife.com.

Our blog entries are for your information only and are not intended as medical advice. Because everyone is different, we recommend you work with your medical professional to determine what’s best for you. Toji: Pure Density is designed to support healthy hair growth, and comes with a 3-bottle guarantee. Yes – this means you can try it for 3 months, and if you don’t grow faster, thicker, longer hair we will gladly provide you a complete, 100% money back, refund . For more info, check out our site: www.tojilife.com.

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