Dropping smoking can be very undesirable and can include several taking away symptoms that can cause hair loss such as
- Feeling Frustration
- Detoxification of lungs and bloodstream leading to blocking of hair follicles
- Extreme irritability
- Smoking, and hair loss often go together.
Smoking causes damage to the scalp and hair follicles in two major ways:
Harmful chemicals in cigarettes and the smoke from cigarettes poison your blood and adversely effects the hair follicle cells. Smoking diminishes your immune system and opens up your hair follicles to all kinds of bacterial and fungal infections. Smoking causes blood vessels to shrink and the scalp does not receive the blood it needs to support normal healthy hair growth.
Steps to Stopping and Reversing Hair Loss
- Scheduling the plan of no smoking days: Having some days off from work while you are doing it is preferable, allowing you time to deal with your withdrawal symptoms.
- Quitting Slowly: Reduce the amount of cigarettes you have in routine, or start by minimizing the cigarette you have first thing in the morning. Then eliminate the cigarette you have before bed. Then don’t smoke any cigarettes before noon. Slowly you will wean the nicotine reliability.
Deal with cravings for cigarettes with nicotine gum, nicotine patches, nicotine gum, nicotine inhalers or a nicotine nasal spray:The act of chewing the gum helps replace the psychological habit of lighting a cigarette and the gum itself contains nicotine which can help wean you off the nicotine your body is used to.
Hang around with supportive non-smokers: Be prepared to change your social circle if you are getting peer pressure to smoke. This can mean making some lifestyle changes such as avoiding the bar that you’re used to hanging out with your smoker friends at.
- Fiddle with something that is not a lighter or a cigarette: Keeping hands busy is another way to quit the smoking.Some people take up knitting, play with anti-stress balls or simply play with a bracelet or elastic they have around their wrist.