Q: I have always been a smoker. Would smoking cause hair loss problems?

A: Smoking will lead to the blockage of capillary vessels in the scalp that nutrition and oxygen cannot reach follicles easily. As shown in research, the hair of a smoker contains toxic substances such as Nicotine and Cotitine and such elements can harm the hair follicle. Smoking will cause pro-inflammatory protein that restrains the division of hair follicle and hair cells. Besides, smoking will also reduce female hormones and increase the likelihood of DHT.

For smokers who have hair loss problems, we suggest that besides controlling smoking, one should also turn to professional trichologists for help. Pertinent hair activation therapies can effectively improve damaged scalp caused by smoking.