A recent observational study found that cigarette smoking may not only cause hair loss, it can accelerate baldness, especially if it is genetic. Cigarette smoking can leave hair lank and more prone to breakage.
How does cigarette smoking lead to hair loss? The smoke has a direct impact on the hair follicle. Not to mention the fact that cigarette smoke is known to contain more than 4,000 lethal and damaging chemicals which can cause all sort of health problems including potential death.
Smoking stops the flow of an adequate amount of oxygen and nutrients through your blood. Because your hair does not get the right amount of the vital nutrients, your hair becomes unhealthy and may become dry, parched and prone to easy breakage.
Reasons To Stop Smoking For Your Hair
Listed below are the reasons to stop smoking to help your hair:
1. Your hair will always have a persistent odor of smokiness which can also be transferred to your clothing and bedsheets.
3. It has been documented that smoke will flow through the pores of your scalp potentially clogging it with tar and resin residues which can start hair roots.
4. Smoking causes deprivation of oxygen to the skin and hair. As a result, hair may become discolored from the persistent assault of smoke.
5. Tresses may become oily or lank at the roots from tar build-up on scalp, but will remain dry and brittle through the middle or ends.
7. Smoking depletes the collagen of the skin which in turn dehydrates hair, robbing it of necessary oils.
9. Smoking impacts the skin deeply on all levels.
11. Smoking suppresses the immune system increasing the risk of scalp diseases and related viral infections.
13. Nicotine will age the skin adjacent to the scalp more quickly then normal.
The good news? As soon as you stop smoking, the damage to your hair will immediately begin to reverse.
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