Myth Busted: Can Conditioners Cause Hair Loss?

Myth Busted: Can Conditioners Cause Hair Loss?
Myths are sayings that are not true and merely hearsays about a certain thing. These things are not factual and may cause people to believe in misconceptions.

When it comes to our health, there are a few myths that we have come to believe. Some of these are associated with hair loss, where we think that the things we do can affect our hair growth. Well everything that we do really affects our body, but here are some myths that are believed when it comes to hair loss:
  • • Dandruff: These flakes causes itchiness on the scalp but it does not cause hair loss. When we scratch our hair, it is already dead hair that falls out.
  • • Using different shampoos: It is said that too much shampoo and different shampoos can result in hair loss which is visible while taking a bath. This is normal, hair really falls out occasionally but it’s not because of using different shampoos.
  • • Direct heat from the sun: Too much heat might cause frizzy hair and prevent hair from too growing.
  • • Wearing caps all the time: It is believed that if caps are worn all the time, the scalp doesn't get enough oxygen for the hair and Vitamin D which is needed to hair growth will not reach the hair.
Though the above mentioned are said to cause or contribute to hair loss, they are proven myths and don’t really play a big roll on people losing their hair. Conditioners are also in the list of hair loss causes. Many people believe that too much use of shampoo and conditioner can make a person go bald because of the chemicals that they carry, especially if they are used regularly, but this is in fact a myth because conditioners contribute the health of scalp through moisturizing and delivering some much-needed nourishment.

Another that we often hear is that, hair loss is only common in men since they go bald easily (male pattern baldness). This is another myth - hair loss is not only common to them but to women as well. Women’s hair loss can be seen by the thinning of the hair and lots of hair fall.

What causes women to lose their hair?
Studies have proven that stress has a lot to do with hair loss. Physical and emotional stress can cause a shock to the hairs growth process, and when we say physical and emotional stress, both can be present while the woman is pregnant. After pregnancy hair loss is common and expected in women after they have given birth. This is because after giving birth, estrogen levels go down and hair falls out.

Hair loss can be a lot of work when treating it but good results are well worth the effort. One way to help your hair's growth is by using the right products. Shampoo and conditioner are a great way to nourish your scalp and hair. When looking for the best conditioner to treat hair loss it is also best to use these kinds of products that have natural ingredients and natural oils. Sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners can help as they are milder and are contain ingredients that nourish the scalp.

The misconception that conditioners cause hair loss can be attributed to the ingredients contained within it. Ingredients such as parabens, phthalates, artificial fragrance and colors can be harsh and irritating to the scalp while brining no nourishment. These harsh ingredients are likely to be the culprit to hair loss, and not so much the conditioner itself. Choose conditioners with clean ingredients instead to achieve healthy hair and minimize hair loss.

Amongst all these, it is best to take care of yourself from within. Aside from the products that promote hair growth and health, it has been always best to nourish yourself from within. With a proper and healthy diet, the effects would effectively blossom out producing a healthier and blooming appearance on the outside. So, we should start living healthy and continue going natural.
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