Did you know that cigarette smoking is directly related to hair loss?
You’d be living under a rock if you didn’t know that smoking could harm your lungs and cause cancer.
However, what a lot of people aren’t aware of is the impact it can have on your hair. Each cigarette contains over 4,000 poisonous carcinogenic chemicals and metals.
Every puff you take is depleting energy from other productive functions, which includes hair growth.
When you smoke, your body’s natural reaction is to remove the unwanted toxins from your system, which take priority over everything else.
Specifically, the nicotine found in cigarettes affects your circulation – as it keeps your blood vessels in a contracted state. This in-turn restricts the flow of blood to not only every cell in your body but to your fast growing follicle cells.
Your follicle cells are one of the fastest growing cells in your body and need constant nourishment to keep doing a good job.
When you smoke, the carbon monoxide can cause malnutrition in the follicle cells due to a lack of oxygen provided.
If you’re a smoker there are some obvious signs that your habit, no many how often you smoke is having an impact on your hair.
- Early graying.
- Hair loss.
- Dry and brittle hair.
Here are some tips on how you can restore your hair before it’s too late:
- Give up smoking all together – make sure you have support from your family and friends.
- Book in a consultation with a hair expert or consult your stylist.
- Invest in hydrating haircare products that promote hair re-growth and prevent further loss.
- In extreme cases, investigate non-invasive laser treatments to promote hair re-growth.
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