any people who are experiencing hair loss worry that their hair is falling out because of (often excessive) hairspray use. But can hair loss really be a side effect of hairspray use? Let’s find out.
Can Hairspray Cause Hair Loss?
Hairspray can cause hair to fall out somewhat, but it can’t lead to permanent hair loss. If you use hairspray excessively, your hair follicles may weaken and become more brittle over time. That would make your hair more prone to breakage and cause it to fall out more than usual.
So, if you have hair falling out to some degree and experience thinning hair, hairspray may be the main culprit. However, it can’t cause permanent hair loss. Regardless of popular belief, permanent hair loss due to this is actually a myth.
Speaking of hairstyling, other culprits may lead to hair loss, although not permanent.
Hot tools, such as hair dryers, flat irons, and curling irons, can damage your hair significantly if you use them all the time. They can dry out your hair and weaken your hair shaft, eventually causing thinning, breakage, and hair shedding.
How you wear your hair also plays a role in hair loss, that is, if you have long hair. For instance, if you wear braids or tight ponytails frequently, you may be causing plenty of damage to your hair. Pulling your hair that way requires certain pressure that causes breakage and negatively affects your hair production.
Regularly wearing a hat can also damage your hair. It can cause friction and tension to the same parts of your hair, which can cause inflammation. If you do nothing to reduce that inflammation, it may lead to permanent damage and, consequently, hair loss.
What Can You Do Against Hair Loss from Hairspray? What Are Good Alternatives?
As already mentioned, hair loss from hairspray and other styling products is not permanent. The moment you stop using them and begin caring for your hair, it will start recovering. The process may be slow, depending on the extent of damage, but proper care will eventually lead to healthy hair.
So, throw away those hair styling products and start wearing your hair down as much as possible. Don’t wash your hair every day because that might also make it dry and more brittle.
Dry shampoos are a common alternative to hairspray but don’t overuse them because they can clog follicles and damage your hair over time. They can remove excess oils effectively, but overdoing it can lead to dryness.
Texturizing sprays are a better alternative to hairspray, as they’re a lighter option. Gels and gels sprays are even better, but the best alternatives are clays, mousse, pomades, and hair paste products.
Shea butter is one of the best ingredients to look for in those hair products. It will hydrate your hair and scalp and help you style your hair any way you want while also making it soft.
Hair Transplantation as a Permanent Solution to Hair Loss
If your hair loss is significant and you’d like a full head of hair once again, hair transplantation might be the best way to go. It’s a permanent solution that stimulates natural hair growth.
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