When it comes to cannabis there is no shortage of manipulation, misinformation and outright fear mongering to be found online and out in the world. Over the years a lot of tall tales and wild yarns have been spun about the dangers and potential side effects of regular cannabis use. But does smoking weed cause hair loss? If you have spent any time googling for the answer you might be surprised to see just how many articles there are online which make all kinds of absurd claims trying to tie the use of cannabis products to hair loss. Unsurprisingly the vast majority of these articles are posted by companies who are hoping to sell you products to ward off hair loss or other vanity items.
It’s important to be aware of what you are reading and where it is coming from. Who wrote the words you are reading now and why did they write them? What are they trying to convince you of and more importantly at the end of the day what are they trying to sell to you? If they are trying to sell you an absolutely useless product without any redeeming beneficial value they will go to great lengths performing all sorts of mental contortions in able to make their point of view seem like the only reasonable, obvious and informed position.
Does Marijuana Cause Hair Loss?
I have to admit when I was first assigned this article to research and write I thought it must be a joke at first. I myself am a bald man who lost most of his hair in his late twenties and early thirties while also being a regular heavy user of cannabis. I accepted I was going bald for genetic reasons very early on in the process and adapted quickly to the routine and appearance of a shaved head. I started to get into hats. One thing that never occurred to me for even a moment not ever in all of my life was the possibility that my hair loss could have anything to do with my cannabis use.
But after digging around for information it becomes incredibly clear why articles dispelling the myth of the link between hair loss and cannabis use unfortunately do need to be written and published after all. It turns out that even though the link between marijuana and hair loss seems absurd to me it has in fact occurred to a lot of enterprising companies hoping to capitalize on the vanity and fear of men who are extremely insecure about losing their hair.
Personally I can’t think of anything less becoming of a man than spending a lot of time, money and energy on trying to save or worry about your thinning hair. Yes it can suck to lose your hair especially if you really enjoyed it but honestly just shave your head and move on. Get some hats. Nobody could possibly care about your bald head even half as much as you probably do. Why waste your time alive being vain and uptight about something so surface level and dull when you could get stoned instead?
Weed and Hair Loss
The vast majority of the fear mongering articles meant to scare you into believing your cannabis use is the cause of your thinning hairline come from websites created by companies that sell hair care products of course. Furthermore most of these articles use complete mischaracterizations and misunderstandings based on very outdated stereotypes to justify the tenuous link between weed and hair loss that they are struggling to prove or make real.
Over and over again I was subjected to a click-bait headline which heavily implied regular cannabis use would lead directly to all of your hair falling out and then over the course of 2000 words they would hem and haw back and forth about the subject before it became clear the only link they could draw to make their conclusion was that cannabis users eat bad foods and make bad life choices so therefore they are more likely to go bald.
Other articles tried to make claims such as the majority of cannabis users mix their cannabis with tobacco and therefore would attribute all the proven negative attributes of tobacco smoke to cannabis smoking. Be wary of any article that uses the term “smoking” to describe potential hair loss as invariably they will be twisting the facts to suggest that cannabis smoking is identical in detrimental effects to smoking tobacco products – an idea that has long since been debunked but has been employed successfully for many years as a means of suppressing the acceptance of cannabis use.
Now I don’t know about you but as a longtime cannabis smoker who is bald I am offended that anybody could assume I could possibly be so vain, dense or desperate to consider cannabis as the source of my hair loss. Smoking weed and hair loss are not interlinked in any meaningful direct way that has ever been proven and anyone trying to tell you otherwise is trying to sell you something that possibly doesn’t even work in the first place.
Does Weed Make Your Hair Grow?
There is no direct correlation between smoking weed and hair loss but you would never know that to be true if you spent much time looking online for the answer. The fact that so many people are still asking can marijuana cause hair loss has inspired a lot of enterprising entrepreneurs to attempt to capitalize on the paranoia – which cannabis use CAN famously cause – that many cannabis users are experiencing about their hair thinning.
But the same is true at the other end of the spectrum as well. Be wary of any article or company who is trying to sell you a cure-all product with no single clear defined use or purpose. When someone starts to rattle off an endless list of possible uses for something rather than a single particular definite one you can almost certainly rest assured that you are dealing with someone who is trying to sell you some snake oil.
Smoking weed and hair loss or hair growth are completely unrelated to one another and anyone with an insistence they have evidence that proves otherwise has yet to provide any convincing links between weed and hair loss.
The simple truth of the matter is that some people are genetically predisposed to have thinning hair or go bald and some are not. Miracle cures and secret formulas claiming to be able to reverse this process or restore the lost hair have been around for quite a long time. The idea that some supplement, potion, lotion or other such substance could help prevent your hair from thinning or regrow your lost mane is likely as old as time itself. It is no surprise then that people are attempting to capitalize on the cannabis craze by suggesting it could also be a potential hair loss cure or the cause of your hair loss concerns.
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