We often hear that cigarette smokers experience hair loss and thinning hair. In fact, smoking has negative effects on hair.
Let us explain why cigarettes cause hair loss and other problems, and the relationship between cigarettes and hair loss.
Why are cigarettes bad for you?
Cigarettes contain a variety of toxic substances and chemicals. Among them are some 60 or more carcinogens!
Although carcinogens do not immediately affect hair, nicotine and other chemicals in cigarettes can affect blood vessels and the autonomic nervous system.
Nicotine causes hair loss!
The nicotine in cigarettes disrupts the balance of the autonomic nervous system, causing the body to become agitated and aroused. This causes the body, including the scalp, to secrete sweat and sebum, which clogs the pores.
This causes the pores to become clogged, and clogged pores mean that hairs will not grow or that the hairs that do grow will be thin.
It also messes up the hair cycle!
It is normal for a healthy person to lose 30-50 hairs per day.
Since hair is carried by nutrients in the bloodstream, if nicotine constricts the capillaries, nutrients are not distributed to the hair properly.
In addition, poor blood flow causes the temperature of the scalp to drop, which disrupts the normal cycle of hair growth, resulting in hair loss and other problems.
Quit smoking now and protect your hair!
In addition, cigarettes are said to destroy large amounts of vitamins, including vitamins B, C, and E, which are said to be important for hair, and the proteins that make hair itself do not reach the scalp sufficiently.
Hair becomes thinner with age, and smoking further accelerates the aging process of hair. Therefore, there is indeed a limit to what you can do as long as you are taking supplements.
Even if you rush to take care of your hair, you will not be able to do so in time. Try to do daily scalp massages to improve blood circulation, and if quitting smoking is difficult, quit smoking and regain healthy hair by using a smoking cessation program!