What Ingredients in Shampoo Cause Hair Loss?

What Ingredients in Shampoo Cause Hair Loss?

…sodium chloride can also cause dry and itchy scalp…

When you suffer from hair loss, your immediate response may be panic, wondering what is causing your hair to fall. While there are many factors cause hair loss from scalp inflammation to hormones, but many people ignore a huge factor: chemicals in shampoo products

Shampoo, believe it or not, is often the root of hair loss. Yes, it’s a bit ironic. Shampoos are marketed as being formulated to keep hair healthy, shiny and free of dandruff and tangles. But, many shampoos on the market contain ingredients that can actually damage the hair and cause itchy scalp. In extreme cases, some of these ingredients may even cause hair loss. Below are 8 harmful ingredients found in shampoo that causes hair loss.

1.Sodium Lauryl Sulfate / Laureth Sulfate

Dangers: Inhibit hair growth, cause hair loss,  carcinogens

Sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate is a foaming ingredient in shampoos. Its cleaning power is strong, and there is proven evidence that it can cause cancer and genetic mutation if used for a long time. At the same time, this ingredient destroys the oils and proteins necessary for hair growth, inhibits hair growth, and causes hair loss. When it is “ethoxylated” in its manufacturing process, it will produce the carcinogen “1,4-Dioxane”.

2.DEA / TEA

Dangers: Causes dry and fragile hair

Shampoos containing DEA or TEA can cause scalp inflammation and even allergic reactions. They can also affect healthy ingredients (such as keratin) in the hair, which makes your hair dry, rough and fragile.

3.Parabens

Dangers: Stimulate the scalp, affect hormonal balance, and cause hair loss

Parabens are well-known toxic chemicals used to extend the shelf life of products such as shampoos. It not only stimulates the scalp, but also affects hormonal balance and leads to hair loss.

4.Formaldehyde

Dangers: Hair loss, potential carcinogens

Formaldehyde is contained in some shampoos, and excessive exposure to formaldehyde may cause hair loss. It is also a well-known potential carcinogen.

5.Mineral Oil

Dangers: Dry scalp

Mineral oil or baby oil can make hair look shiny and feel softer. It sounds pretty good. But do you know that mineral oil does not have any benefits, instead it will make the scalp very dry. Many shampoo products claim to have added nut oil. But when you look at the ingredients list of the shampoo, you will find that nut oil is always marked last, which means that its content is usually less than 5%, while mineral oil is ranked very high, indicating that its content is extremely high.

6.Sodium Chloride

Dangers: Cause hair loss and itchy scalp

Sodium chloride, an ingredient widely found in table salt, is also used as a thickener in shampoos and conditioners containing sodium lauryl sulfate. In addition to causing hair loss, sodium chloride can also cause dry and itchy scalp. If you have done keratin care, you should avoid using sodium chloride, it will speed up the process of care failure.

7.Polyethylene / Polyethylene Glycol

Dangers: Loss of natural moisture

Polyethylene or polyethylene glycol is used as a thickener in shampoos, but it causes the scalp and hair to lose their natural moisture.

8.Alcohol

Dangers: Cause dry and frizzy hair

Almost all hair styling products contain some form of alcohol. If the alcohol concentration is too high, it can lead to dry and frizzy hair. If alcohol is in the top four of the ingredient list of shampoos or styling products, you need to be especially careful, indicating that the alcohol content is very high.

Above is the list of shampoo ingredients that cause hair loss. Do take the time to check out what is listed on the bottle of your shampoo. 

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