Does HIIT, Six Pack Abs Workout, Weight Lifting, Bodybuilding, Protein Powders Cause Hair Loss?

Does HIIT, Six Pack Abs Workout, Weight Lifting, Bodybuilding, Protein Powders Cause Hair Loss?


Hi there, Marc here from BaldingSerum.com. Ever since we first posted our very first
FAQ video on the effects of working out on hair loss, we’ve been getting a lot of emails
and questions about it so I’ve decided to create an extended version of it to answer
all your questions once and for all. So a famous question that we get almost every
other day… is does working out, especially with heavy weights, power lifting, weight
lifting… does it cause hair loss and hair thinning? And if you’re wondering where did this all
this came about? Well, the natural assumption would be that
really intense weight training, lifting, power lifting will cause our bodies to increase
testosterone levels. Increased testosterone levels will then result
in increased DHT production. And it is this increased DHT production that
will lead to hair loss. I’m here to tell you right now that the
short and fast answer to this age-old question is NO… intense weight training, weight lifting,
etc does NOT cause hair loss. This is what Dr Jeffrey Rawnsley, who is the
clinical associate professor at UCLA and director of the Rawnsley Hair Restoration Clinic even
said: “Testosterone is converted to dihydrotestosterone
(DHT), which can shrink hair follicles in genetically susceptible individuals. However, because of the extended duration
of hair growth cycles (three to five years), it is unlikely that this effect would be seen
soon after starting a weight lifting program. In addition, weight lifting causes a transient
increase in testosterone after each weight lifting session, which is not likely to have
a long term effect on hair loss. “On the other hand, weight lifters taking
anabolic steroids or supplements designed to increase testosterone levels could see
an acceleration of normal male pattern hair loss if they are genetically predisposed. Now let me repeat that sentence once again. This clearly shows that even if hair loss
were to happen, it is because of GENETICS, and not because of their work out programs. “So again, it is very unlikely that [a] weight
lifting program…[contributes] to hair loss. More likely, [one’s] hair has been thinning
over time and [one is] beginning to notice as a critical level has been reached, usually
about 50 percent, according to Rawnsley. In fact, work out comes with opposite effects. Sweating opens up your pours on your head
and stimulates the hair follicles, therefor leads to hair growth, and weight training
won’t strongly cause your DHT levels to increase, if your following a bodybuilding nutrition
program, such as sufficient carbs, high protein intake, and low to moderate healthy fats,
then your hair would benefit greatly, because hair is made out of protein. I mean think about it, if this old wives tale
was true, this means that every healthy, fitness buff out there right now will be bald or have
excessively thinning hair, right? Heheh 🙂 But look at all the fitness models, trainers,
bodybuilders, are they even close having shitty or thinning hair? I don’t so [laughter]. And let me stress that the same also applies
to ANY form of “heavy” or intense workouts, from high level intensity circuit training,
cardio workouts, etc… it DOES NOT cause you to lose hair. Ok, next question: Does WHEY Protein Powder/Shakes Or Any form
of Protein Powder/Shakes Cause Hair Loss? First off, just in case you don’t know what
WHEY protein is, it’s actually a very popular protein supplementation used to help accelerate
and aid muscle growth. So what is “WHEY” made out of? “Well, whey is left over when milk coagulates
and contains everything that is soluble from milk. It is a 5% solution of lactose in water, with
some minerals and lactalbumin. It is removed after cheese is processed. The fat is removed and then is processed for
human foods…Whey protein is the collection of globular proteins isolated from whey, a
by-product of cheese manufactured from cow’s milk.” Based on that description alone, it clearly
shows that Whey will raise testosterone or cause hair loss as much as milk or cheese
[laughter] I have a number of friends who taken all sorts
of things to build muscles (protein, creatine and lots of other crazy stuff). And they’ve been doing it for like the past
5 years, and their hair is as good as it gets! But seriously, jokes aside, whether it’s
WHEY protein shakes or any form of protein shake, I’m here to tell you that it DOES
NOT cause hair loss unless… again… if you’re born with MALE Pattern Baldness..
then that’s a different story altogether. And the same goes to women too… if you’re
genetically predisposed to female pattern baldness, there’s really no running away
from it. If you don’t have MPB (or male patten baldness)
in your genes, then nothing like supplements, work outs, stress, diet will affect your hair. But if you have male pattern or female pattern
baldness in your genes, then everything (from stress, diet, supplements, sleep) will cause
you to accelerate your hairloss. 95 percent of hair loss is dependant on your
genes, lifestyle habits and also your daily food intake, that’s it. Hair loss can be due to so many things; from
genetics, stress, pregnancy, lifestyle habits, diabetes, unbalanced diet, medications from
drugs, hair treatments, fungal infections, etc.. and whether you’re suffering from hair
loss, hair thinning, dandruff, oily scalp, scalp itchiness or even premature gray & white
hair problems, feel free to head on over to www.BaldingSerum.com to solve them all. Our serum works for ALL: men, women, young
or old; irrespective of age, race or culture. As always, click “LIKE” & “SHARE this video
on facebook or wherever with all your friends – and feel free to leave your comments or
any question you may have at the bottom of this video, whatever they may be, because
we want to hear from you! Ok hope you enjoyed this video as much as
I had fun making it.. I’ll see you again soon! Marc here… signing off.

2 thoughts on “Does HIIT, Six Pack Abs Workout, Weight Lifting, Bodybuilding, Protein Powders Cause Hair Loss?

  1. hi Dylan so good to hear from you and thks for the reco.. will definitely check it out 🙂 exactly which of the argan are you referring to? There are quite a few of them, correct?

  2. My hair has started to fall out at my 17.At this time i have liffting weights.And now i have 22 years,i just started to again weight lift,can it speed up my hair loss.I dont use any suplements..Excuse for my bad english.

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