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Hair Loss Myths

Can Weight Lifting Cause Hair Loss?

Question:

Should I stop lifting weights if I don’t want to lose our hair? Or just lift less?

Answer:

In doing research on this subject, I’ve seen no evidence to suggest that weight lifting and healthy living can cause hair loss. The only question is whether or not such a small and temporary boost in testosterone during one’s workout can produce more DHT, potentially accelerating pattern baldness. I’d suggest this is highly unlikely. However, even if it does, it’s doing nothing that your genetics haven’t already determined was going to happen anyway.

In my opinion, it’s a whole lot better to live healthy and work out than worry about whether or not you may lose your hair a tiny bit earlier assuming you have the hair loss gene to begin with.

Bill Seemiller - Managing Publisher