A recent American study concluded that smoking accelerates the hair loss process by disturbing the hair growth cycle. Another cause of accelerated hair loss can also be caused by coffee. Many Caffeine has a negative impact on the hair growth hormones. NOTE: Decaf coffee is not much better since it has the same accelerated hair loss effect as caffeine.
Actually it makes sense: Because there is evidence that nicotine has a negative influence on the blood flow in the veins, and given the fact that normally the top of the head is the most bleeding part of the body (necessary for healthy hair growth), it is logical that smoking has an influence on hair growth, negatively. But it goes further, by smoking there may be other health problems. which may also in turn have a negative influence on hair growth. Just think about any medications needed. These may also have hair loss as a side effect.
Aging and gray hair:
Of course this is genetically determined but a result of smoking is also faster aging. And hence faster gray hair. There is even talk that, at a given age the number of smoking people with gray hair is twice as large than in people who do not smoke. (British Clinical Magazine, Dec. 21, 1996) This is not to say that all smokers are getting bald by smoking. It is true that if there is a genetic predisposition present that smoking can accelerate hair loss. So by quitting smoking, the hair loss will slow down. Also prevention methods to stop hair loss do their work better.
In short: American research (in men) concluded that smoking accelerated the hair loss process. The researchers think that the smoke damage blood vessels in the dermal papilla and the DNA of the hair follicle. Also, the hair growth cycle is disrupted as it is also done by estrogen deficiency, which again leads to hair loss.
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What has not been realized by many people, is that stress in the body can also be caused by nutrition. Caffeine in tea, coffee and certain soft drinks stimulates adrenaline activity in the body that has a negative effect on hair growth hormones. Decaf coffee is not much better for our bodies, since this coffee contains other stimulants (theobromin and theophyllin) which have the same effect on the body as caffeine. All this does not mean that we should stop drinking tea and coffee, but for healthy hair it is wise to keep track of the caffeine level.
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The sensitivity to caffeine is determined individual. This is partly due to body weight, age, gender and nicotine use. A general advice on the maximum amount of caffeine is not given. It is known that when a 70 kg person is consuming 600 mg of caffeine per day (7 to 8 cups) it may lead to hypersensitivity that can manifest in symptoms as mild hair loss.