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    Hi everyone,

    First of all, I have searched the forum about hair loss and vaping and have come across a few but not any that answer my question.

    I have been vaping for over a year now and I have noticed my hair isn't as strong anymore, meaning there is constantly hair falling out everyday <- which I know is normal to shed roughly 100 hairs a day or something similar to that. I know I have to accept that I am going thin as is does run in the family but do you think the effect of vaping could cause this? to much nicotine poisoning my body? I have been to the doctors and had every blood test I can have, Thyroid included and they come back all clean. Does anybody have any info on vaping and hair loss? I know there has been replies with people saying my dad smoked for 30+ years and he has full head of hair but I was thinking but with cigarettes you tend not to take in as much nicotine but where as Vaping go's I don't know if this is for everyone else But i find my self tugging on 24/7 if you catch my drift so really you are getting more nicotine that you would from a cigarette ignoring the other devilish stuff within cigarettes restricting blood flow and etc.

    Starting from tomorrow I'm going to be tough and take my nicotine level's down to 14 or 15mg and give that a go for some time to see if it improves my hair loss. I can only think it is down to vaping as nothing has changed in my diet or life style or even taking anything such as medication or what so ever. All I know is I used to smoke 10 cigarettes a day but now I must be having at least 30 vape fags a day or even more ( 5-8ml) a day.

    Let me know what you think on this subject.

    I am only 22 and my hair loss about year ago was ok I had a slight thin spot on the crown area but now .... I really don't know if I rattle my hair I get hell of lot come out.... hmm strange one.
    Do you think if my theory prove's correct that my hair will regrow and stay grown ?

    heres a picture about year ago while I was in Texas for holiday -

    So I am not totally losing it but the way my hair is falling out I'm afraid - Been on the hairloss forums elsewhere but none have a clue so I thought I would ask here

    Peace my fellow Vapers
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    I don't think you'll get a conclusive answer because there has been no studies. I was about to say "tough it out. it happens with age" until I realized you were so young. hehe.

    seriously though, all the men in my family have thinned VERY early. my guess would be genetics if no other health problems are present. good luck! get some rogaine

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    hehe O0o Trust me been down the Route of Rogaine so bloody expensive! It doesn't really knock my confidence when I'm out and bout only a little but it's worth a go to cut down the MG don't ya think and trial it out?

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    I would doubt very much the nicotine is to blame, vaping will generally give
    you a bit less than smoking. Vapor has bigger particles than smoke and does not
    absorb deep in your lungs like smoke.

    Sorry to sat but genetics is more likely to blame...
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    I'm puffin' on a pipe bomb and carrying a detonator in my pocket,
    so just what was it you wanted to hassle me about ?? (No, I do not sub-ohm, pipe bomb is a joke)

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    No that's ok stosh I did say I kinda accept its the genetics part but I was wondering if there was anyone else out there who thought the same as me, I suppose all I can do to satisfy my self would be trial and error huh? I will remember I done this thread and report back to it in about month or 2 and let you all know how it's turned out.... (Probably be back saying GUYS....I'VE LOST MORE HAIR) hehe
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    i'm not a Dr., but a friend of mine went through something similar, but with a different suspected cause, and the Dr said that if hair is falling out excessively only in the typical areas that occur in males, then it's highly doubtful that anything other than genetics is to blame. however, if hair is falling out excessively *all over* the head, then there is a good chance that something other than genetics is causing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizzle View Post
    i'm not a Dr., but a friend of mine went through something similar, but with a different suspected cause, and the Dr said that if hair is falling out excessively only in the typical areas that occur in males, then it's highly doubtful that anything other than genetics is to blame. however, if hair is falling out excessively *all over* the head, then there is a good chance that something other than genetics is causing it.
    that's the problem it's a bit both and my doctors has cleared me with most blood tests and etc so my health is perfectly fine... the only thing I can point a finger at is the vaping as it seems to be since vaping the process has sped up... probably me being paranoid possibly but it's so annoying!

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    Rogaine uses PG, so you can certainly rule that out a hair loss suspect. No idea about VG, but it seems an unlikely culprit. Since nicotine constricts blood vessels, I suppose it's possible that it could affect hair follicles by reducing blood flow to the scalp. But I'd think it would have to be a rare side-effect of regular high doses, otherwise most cigarette/chew/snuff/snus/NRT/ecig users would experience hair loss.

    You are young to be losing hair, but it does happen to some (my husband started losing his hair in his early 20s). So I think genetics is your most likely cause, with a slight possibility that too much high nicotine for too long could have escalated it.
    Smoke-free since Oct '09 thanks to ecigs!

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    dude. I am 28 and I have more gray hair than I'd like, but that's what happens when you're Italian. Got my first at 23. You're not alone in the hair aggravation

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    Maybe this will help....God made only a few perfect heads. He covered the imperfect heads with hair.
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