You go to the gym to make yourself feel better and look better. However, what if we were to tell you that it has just the opposite impact to your hair?
Role of Supplements
Many gym enthusiasts choose to consume protein shakes for muscle recovery and building. Research shows that whey protein (main component in most protein shakes) increases testosterone levels in the bloodstream. Testosterone gets converted to DHT by an enzyme, leading to miniaturization and progressive hair loss. To give you an idea, whey protein drinkers consume about 3x the proteins our bodies need, which means more testosterone, more DHT and therefore quicker hair loss. So, it can be reasonably concluded that excess heavy lifting does not go well with hair.
Role of Workouts
When it comes to exercising, most people are unaware that it is a form of stress. Now if you are already undergoing stress, your body cannot adapt further to the stress of exercise, which can have a negative effect on your body and can contribute towards hair loss.
In such situations, it may be a good idea to step back when it comes to your fitness. Taking it easy with light cardio and weightlifting only for a few days a week, subject to regulated protein intake will ensure no extra stress is put onto your body.
When do you Take Action?
Ultimately, looks are important and let us assure you that we understand your feelings fully.
If things are still not going as per planned and hair loss is coming your way while reaching your gym goals, you should consider a treatment plan which can either be a Hair Loss Prevention or a Permanent Hair Loss Correction.
Did you know some of your hairs are resistant to balding? You’ve perhaps noticed that even men with advanced balding retain a disk of hair on the sides and the back even after the front and top hair vanish away.
This is because the hairs on the back and sides of the head are genetically resistant to the effects of DHT. With prevalent hair transplant techniques (DFI is the platinum standard for hair restoration), the “donor” hairs can be implanted on other areas of the head where they continue to grow for a lifetime! This is the only way to reverse genetic balding permanently, with your very own, natural hair.
The most important first step is to undertake a medical examination on your hair. For consultation with our Trichologist or Hair Transplant Doctor, please contact us at 1300 023 699 or book your appointment directly using the below link.