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Divorced, Heavy Smoker/Drinker Seeks Hair With Gsoh

I recently spotted an interesting article, which said that hair loss could be caused by marital status, drinking and smoking habits. The research, compiled by the American Society for Plastic Surgeons, detailed that being a divorcee, widowed, heavy smoker or drinker can affect your hairline, especially if you’re a woman.

I’ve looked into the environmental factors on hair loss and whilst I find this research quite shocking, it does point us toward some unfortunate truths.

Emotional stress is a significant factor when it comes to hair as it can cause the loss or accelerate the losing process. If a woman becomes widowed or divorced, this can cause severe emotional stress, which can culminate in the loss of hair.

As for smoking and drinking, both can affect the circulation in the body. If the blood is finding it hard to get around the body, it will just target the vital organs, leaving hair and nails starved of blood supply and causing the hair follicles to slowly shrink and die.

Although living a healthy, stress-free lifestyle can do wonders to your hair, the main cause of hair loss is generally found in your genes. I’m a firm believer in ‘everything in moderation’, so I won’t be completely cutting out the French Martinis just yet!

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