Exploring the Connection: Marijuana & Hair Loss

Exploring the Connection: Marijuana & Hair Loss
Tommy T.
Tommy T.

Scalp Micropigmentation Practitioner
Buffalo, NY

5 mins read

The relationship between smoking weed and hair loss has been a topic of interest for many individuals, and it’s not uncommon to have questions about the potential impact of smoking weed on facial hair growth. At Elegant SMP, we understand that hair loss and balding can affect one’s confidence and self-esteem. However, we also know that losing one’s hair can be a difficult topic to navigate. In this article, we will explore whether smoking weed can cause hair loss or facial hair growth, and provide insights to help you make informed decisions about your hair health.

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Exploring the Connection: Marijuana & Hair Loss

The Impact of Smoking Weed on Hair Loss

Many people ask whether smoking weed can cause hair loss. While there is no definitive clinical evidence confirming that smoking weed directly leads to hair loss in humans, indirect links exist that should be considered. Smoking weed can affect the hormonal system, potentially increasing the body’s cortisol levels, also referred to as the “stress hormone.” Chronic stress-related to higher cortisol levels has been identified as an underlying cause of hair loss, as it triggers an abnormal hair growth cycle.

Moreover, marijuana’s impact on mental health may play a role in hair loss. People who use weed to de-stress may experience a relaxed state of mind while their body produces more cortisol, potentially contributing to hair loss.

Smoking Weed and Facial Hair Growth

Studies have shown that testosterone plays a significant role in the growth of facial hair. So, some people have wondered if smoking weed can impact their ability to grow facial hair. While there is anecdotal evidence from users that smoking weed has increased their ability to grow facial hair, it lacks scientific validation.

However, indirect correlations between smoking weed and facial hair growth do exist. Changes in hormonal balance, diet, and metabolism linked to smoking weed may indirectly affect facial hair growth. This makes it vital to conduct your own thorough research and consider several factors before concluding whether smoking weed can lead to facial hair growth.

What You Can Do to Improve Hair Health

While considering whether smoking weed affects hair loss or facial hair growth, one can do certain things to improve hair health. Nutritional imbalances, stress, and hormonal dysregulation can all contribute to hair loss and balding. Therefore, it’s crucial to strike a balance with a healthy diet. Eating foods that are rich in essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals can help promote healthy hair growth.

Some popular options that a lot of people have found some level of success with or at the very least, delay the hair loss process are minoxidil, derma rolling, finasteride, and special shampoos. We recommend that you do your own research before beginning any treatment and weigh the pros and cons, because there may be adverse side effects to look out for.

If you are concerned about balding or are too far gone, getting scalp micropigmentation may be an effective solution that has virtually no side effects. Elegant SMP, one of the premier scalp micropigmentation clinics located in Buffalo, NY, provides the most natural-looking and undetectable SMP treatment. Our clients have reported that their treatment left them feeling more confident and self-assured. An SMP procedure can help frame your face, giving you a natural hairline with a freshly shaved-look that helps you look younger. You’ll be surprised to find out that having a hairline really rolls back the years by at least a decade.


In conclusion, the direct evidence linking smoking weed to hair loss and facial hair growth is yet to be established. While indirect correlations do exist, staying informed by conducting thorough research and considering several factors when addressing hair loss related to balding is essential. Don’t let hair loss cause you to lose confidence; if you feel like getting a frame to your face, consider a premium scalp micropigmentation using the most-sought-after “faded hairline” technique offered by Elegant SMP. Also, remember to read our cultural significance of hairlines article to understand the significance of face-reading in regards to one’s hairline.

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Elegant Scalp Micropigmentation was founded in Buffalo, NY with the goal of providing clients with a compassionate and understanding atmosphere for their hair loss troubles. We’ve been through it ourselves and at Elegant SMP, are devoted to providing our customers with the knowledge and confidence they need to make a well-informed decision about their SMP treatment plan. 

It is our pleasure to offer our premium SMP services that will unveil a rejuvenated, true version of yourself. With our continued dedication to perfecting this craft, we aim to help our clients rediscover their confidence and enjoy a renewed sense of self-esteem.

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23:17 28 Jan 23
I recently had a consultation with Tommy, and I was impressed with his professionalism. He spoke clearly and answered all of my questions about the procedure and Pre and Post-care instructions. I had a positive experience and I am looking forward to getting my SMP done with Tommy and I would highly recommend him to others.
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Elegant SMP is the place to get your scalp micropigmentation if you are interested in quality technique. Not all SMP is the same and your practitioner's training really does matter. For me, understanding how my artist could achieve an authentic looking hairline was very important, and very few SMP artists have the training to achieve that. Tommy at Elegant SMP is a true professional who understands how to get a natural looking result that is difficult to replicate - which is a true testament to his training. My SMP results exceeded my expectations and I would recommend Elegant SMP to anyone who is interested in getting the highest quality work the first time, or repairing SMP work that missed the mark.
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I knew from the consultation with Tommy that he was a genuinely good guy. Their professionalism is top-notch and the work he does is amazing! I can't stop looking at my hairline and just how natural it looks. I'm 100 % satisfied with the results and highly recommend his services!
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I just finished my third session with Tommy over at elegant smp. He did a great job and was extremely professional. His attention to detail was amazing giving me the desired look I was going for. I would highly recommend his services for anyone looking to have this procedure done. Everything about the experience was pleasant and stress free.

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