Is My Hair Product Causing Hair Loss?

Are you seeing more and more hair in your brush or comb? You could be experiencing hair loss. If you started using a new hair product recently, you might immediately deem the product to be the culprit behind this hair issue. But how do you know for sure? In this article, we’ll help you figure that out. Let’s get right into it.

Can a Hair Product Cause Hair Loss?

Hair products definitely can cause hair loss. These products could be made of anything under the sun, so some are bound to have adverse effects on the hair. So, if you believe that a hair product is to blame for your hair loss, you could definitely be onto something.

What Products Can Make Hair Fall Out?

Products that are most likely to make your hair fall out are usually very strong in nature. Think hair bleach, relaxers, texturizers, blowout treatments, and the like. These products are formulated with chemicals that can be extremely hard on the hair. Some could cause your hair to fall out immediately, while others could take more time.
If your hair is coming out from the scalp (and not breaking off somewhere along the rest of the strand), this could be a sign of an allergic reaction or a chemical burn.

What to Do About Hair Loss from a Hair Product

If you’ve decided that your hair loss may be due to a product you’re using, stop using that product immediately. The longer you use it, the more damage it may do to your hair and scalp. Once you’ve stop using the product, give yourself a deep cleansing, or clarifying, treatment. This requires you to wash your hair with a clarifying shampoo, one that has a high concentration of heavy-duty hair and scalp cleansers.
As you wash your hair with the clarifying shampoo, you’ll wash away any residue from the offensive product and give your hair and scalp a fresh start. Then, baby your hair by giving it enough moisture, a protein treatment as needed, and deep conditioning treatments now and again. It also helps to be conservative with your hairstyles so as not to put unnecessary tension on your strands.
If you don’t see your hair growing back after making these changes, or are unsure of what to do at any point, help is available. Reach out to a dermatologist in your area for a consultation. They will take a close look at your hair and give you their expert opinion. They may also prescribe a medication to regrow your hair.

How Do You Know if a Product is Bad for Your Hair?

Going forward, it’s important to avoid products with ingredients that may harm your hair. It can be difficult to determine whether a product is bad for your hair. But the best way to figure it out is to get to know your hair and how it acts when it’s healthy. If it suddenly doesn’t act like itself after applying a product, you might conclude that a particular product isn’t the right fit for your hair.
Here are some signs to look out for after starting to use a new product:
  • Stiff hair that won’t hold a curl.
  • Dry hair that feels or looks brittle.
  • Lack of shine.
  • Difficulty detangling.
  • Increased shedding.
  • Hair loss.
We hope that you found all the information you were looking for and we wish you the best with your hair.
Author: Andrea Reyes

Andrea is a mother, wife, writer, and natural hair enthusiast of 15 years. Currently on her natural hair journey, she’s been trying countless products and techniques to understand and embrace her natural hair. She is the creator of, a new website featuring informative articles that share tips, tricks, and techniques aimed to help others learn to love their hair through proper hair care. She writes with the hope of making hair care easier to understand and implement.

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