Question: I read an article on the Men's Health website that said chewing gum can reduce stress by increasing blood flow to the head. Does that mean that it's good for preventing hair loss too?
Answer: Hi Joe. I'm afraid chewing gum does not help to prevent male pattern hair loss - if anything, it could actually make it worse!
For anyone with a genetic predisposition to hereditary hair loss who is not using medically-proven treatments, the hormone derivative DHT that causes thinning will be circulated around the scalp instead. This could potentially cause the balding process to speed up, although you would have to chew gum on a pretty regular and consistent basis for this to become significant.
Increasing blood flow to the scalp is only helpful to people taking hair loss treatments as this will help the ingredients to circulate efficiently. This is why various hair growth boosters, including the HairMax LaserComb and treatments performed during Clinical Therapy sessions, encourage circulation by stimulating the scalp.
If you are already using treatments such as minoxidil, to combat your hair loss then feel free to chew away, otherwise it may be best to keep your gum habit in check.
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