Chemicals in Hair products that cause hair loss

Chemicals in Hair products that cause hair loss

    We have ample hair growth in our 20’s but in the later 20s, we start losing our hair, thanks to stress, genetic predisposition, and the onslaught of aging. Losing a few strands a day is perfectly normal but if the hair losads is more than that, you might end up as a baldie. To stop this process and revive your hair growth, you just act fast. While many cosmetic products will help you in your mission in the initial stages, you might not be so lucky if your hair fall is extensive. You might have to consider hair transplant in such  a case. Hair transplant surgery is something inevitable if you have a few strands left on your head. It is better that you shun out some chemicals from your life if you care for the well-being (and the presence) of your hair –

    Sodium Laurel Sulphate (SLS)

    This chemical is extensively used to enhance the foaming and thickening qualities of cleaning agents. Their presence makes the products produce a bubbly lather. While we may be happy using products with a great lather, we might be stripping out the hair of natural oils and making them weak and damage-prone. It also results in drying the scalp and encouraging hair loss. Polyethylene glycol or PEG is also known to have a similar effect on our hair.


    This chemical is a common constituent of various hair products to make them durable. It is used along with parabens (Propylparaben and Methylparaben). However, these substances trigger hormonal imbalance and lead to hair loss.

    Diethanolamine (DEA) and Triethanolamine (TEA)

    These chemicals are usually used in hair products to make them smell nice and give them a rich color. These chemicals can cause allergic reactions and trigger scalp inflammation in many individuals. If products with these constituents are used consistently, then it may lead to the destruction of the keratin in hair and lead to subsequent hair loss.


    It is a common constituent of hair care products like shampoos. Alcohol in low proportions does not harm the hair. However, the manufacturers of the hair products don’t stick to the guidelines and use high alcohol content in their products. You will have to be careful as the labels don’t mention the percentage they use. It is better to steer clear of such products.

    Petroleum and Mineral Oils

    These substances are detrimental to people with thin hair. Their heaviness causes an unfavorable reaction among the people with light hair. They weigh down the hair and cause damage and further hair loss.