Can Heavy Drinking Be the Reason for Your Hair to Fall?

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Can Heavy Drinking Be the Reason for Your Hair to Fall?

  • 27 September 2019
  • Hair Experts @ AHS
  • 4 min. read

Alcoholism and excessive alcohol use can have adverse effects on your life, your health, and even your appearance. Such is the connection between alcohol and hair loss. Let’s find out what happens to our body when you start taking excessive alcohol.

Dehydration

Alcohol, when consumed in excessive amount can cause accelerated dehydration. The natural level of anti-diuretic hormone (ADH) reduces in the body after alcohol consumption. ADH helps the body regulate hydration, so when these levels reduces, the body starts to drive out liquid through sweating and urinating. Alcohol can make existing hair follicles very dry and brittle due to dehydration, which makes them more likely to fall out. Dehydration can also cause dandruff.

Dehydration

Vitamin Depletion

Vitamin Depletion

Alcohol consumption is also linked with a decrease in vitamin levels, especially vitamin A and C. Both vitamins play a major role in keeping the body healthy, so hair health can suffer when these vitamin stores are exhausted.


Recommended Read- 9 Top Vital Nutrients for Hair Growth

Loss of Minerals

Iron and Zinc are two major minerals for healthy hair, so the reduction of these two minerals can arise due to excessive alcohol consumption.

An important mineral for the overall health of the hair is zinc. It also helps the whole body to absorb key nutrients. Alcohol prevents zinc from being absorbed appropriately, and affects the whole body including hair as it really needs to be absorbed daily.

Loss of Minerals

Iron is again, a major mineral for the health of your hair and an iron deficiency can result in baldness. This causes hair to enter the resting stage of the growth cycle prematurely. The hairs then lie resting for 90 days until shedding. If the loss of minerals doesn’t get controlled, the hairs can continue in the resting stage and will result in rigorous hair loss. If, though, your intake of minerals is regulated, the hair will return to its normal growth on its own within around 6 months.

There are some other ways as well by which alcohol can lead to hair loss:

  • Alcohol causes blood sugar spikes, which is connected to pattern baldness.
  • When you drink excessively you tend to fall asleep for extra hours, which is not healthy sleep. When you don’t sleep well, it can increase stress, and stress is linked to hair loss. In fact, there is a stress-induced hair loss condition called telogen effluvium or TE. During this condition, your hair follicles don’t stock up themselves as they should, but they still continue peeling
  • Alcohol use is also related to increased levels of estrogen. Increased estrogen, mainly in men, can cause problems with hair growth and can result in hair loss

alcohol can lead to hair loss

Conclusion

If you are experiencing an increased rate of hair shedding or areas of hair loss, contact your hair expert and doctor. Heavy drinking and related conditions or lifestyle factors does have an adverse impact on your hair and skin.

However, there are many types of hair loss and other medical conditions that can cause hair loss or shedding. If you are going through abnormal hair loss and are not able to figure out the actual reason, then contact Advanced Hair Studio. With more than 300 studios and alliances all over the world, Advanced Hair Studio has been treating millions of clients from across the globe.

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