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Alcohol and Hair Loss

Posted by on Aug 19, 2019 in Scalp Micropigmentation | 0 comments

Alcohol and Hair Loss

Everyone knows that excessive drinking can have a profound effect on the body and your overall health, alcohol can affect your appearance as well.  One of the ways in which alcohol can alter your looks is by promoting hair loss.

Keep reading to understand exactly how alcohol can make you lose your hair and what you can do to avoid it.

What is Needed for Healthy Hair Growth?

A healthy scalp is crucial for healthy hair. To maintain a healthy scalp, it is important that you ingest the proper amount of vitamins, minerals, fats, carbohydrates and proteins to ensure that your scalp is as healthy as it can be.

Alcohol can interfere with obtaining the nutrients you need for healthy scalp growth. Alcohol, especially beer, is full of empty calories that provide absolutely no nutritional value, depriving your scalp of the nutrients it needs to grow. Excessive drinking multiples this effect, creating such unhealthy conditions on your scalp that your hair begins to fall out.

Other Ways Binge Drinking Effects Hair Growth


A classic side effect of drinking excessive amounts of alcohol is dehydration. Dehydration keeps moisture away from your scalp, leaving your hair not only dry, but brittle too. Hair may fall out easier when showering or brushing your hair.

Absorption of Nutrients

Excessive drinking can harm the lining of the stomach, making it hard for the body to absorb the nutrients it needs to facilitate hair growth.

What You Can Do to Combat These Effects

The first thing to do is curb your drinking habits, but that of course is easier said than done. In the meantime, consider trying out oral pills or topical treatments. More immediate solutions include wigs or micropigmentation services such as those offered by Team Micro. No matter what you route you choose, your confidence will be back in no time.

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