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Can Smoking Affect My Hair?

Smoking BaldnessName: Michelle

Question:
Can smoking affect my hair?

Answer: Smoking may affect hair growth, and research published in the British Medical Journal and other peer-reviewed sources supports this claim.

A study published in the Archives of Dermatology sought to find out the impact of smoking upon hair loss in a survey of Taiwanese men (Su, L.H. and Chen, T.H., 2007). The test concluded that there was a significant, positive association between moderate or severe Androgenic Alopecia (male pattern baldness) and smoking 20 cigarettes or more per day.

The theory as to why smoking may cause hair loss is that nicotine and carbon monoxide – substances found in cigarettes – restrict the flow of blood and oxygen to the body’s extremities, including the hair follicles. The hair lacks nourishment and, as a result, starts falling away from the scalp.

While there is some scientific research that potentially validates smoking and its effect on the hair, many men and women believe that smoking may have caused their hair loss when, in fact, genetics may have been the main cause.

The best way to determine the cause of any hair loss is to see a professional who can examine your hair and scalp. A proper diagnosis ensures peace of mind, the correct treatment and the right advice. Contact The Belgravia Centre for a free consultation or fill out our online diagnostic form if you’re unable to attend in person.

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