HAIR OF THE DOG The 7 reasons booze is causing your hair loss – and could leave you bald

We already know that alcohol can have some pretty nasty effects on the body, after all it is a toxin.

 If you've noticed you're losing more hair than normal these days it could be down to your boozing

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If you’ve noticed you’re losing more hair than normal these days it could be down to your boozing

Those toxins can affect your liver, your heart, your skin and even your hair.

Yep, the more you drink the greater your chances of losing your locks.

It’s important to remember to stick within the recommended 14 units of alcohol per week, so about six pints of beer or six medium glasses of wine – those are the NHS guidelines.

Anything more than that is considered drinking in excess and increases your risk of heart disease, stroke, liver disease and some types of cancer.

 Alcohol is a toxin, so even when you drink a little bit it can have a negative affect on your body

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Alcohol is a toxin, so even when you drink a little bit it can have a negative affect on your body

Here we reveal seven ways booze affects your hair… and could leave your head bald.

1. Dehydration = brittle hair

Alcohol causes dehydration – it’s why you always need pints of water when you wake up the morning after.

“Alcohol is a diuretic, meaning it increases our need to urinate which dehydrates the body at a very quick rate,” Dr Clare Morrison, from MedExpress, told The Sun Online.

“This is the reason why your hangovers can be particularly painful in the morning after a night of drinking, your body has a lack of nutrients and in need of proper hydration.

“Water makes up 55-75 per cent of human weight and its used to keep various bodily systems healthy.

“Water also plays a key role in the health of your hair follicles.

“A lack of hydration of the skin can cause a loss in the strength and elasticity which can lead to damage in the follicles swell as the hair shaft.

“It may also promote dry skin which then leads to itching and therefore an even more damaged scalp.”

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