Even though there can be many reasons for hair falling out, rarely would you think it would be related to hair shampoo and conditioners. Not many of us really know what the effect of shampoo has on our hair or hair loss!
Since women use even more hair products than men, the affects are probably even greater for hair falling out in women!
We may think we’re getting a great discount when we buy $.99 shampoo, but the cheaper the price the more likely there is harm to your hair.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF SHAMPOO?
Shampoos are marketed to provide fragrance, body and style. However, the right reason to use shampoo is to clean the hair and scalp from everything (the daily oil, soil and residue) that accumulates from dirt and chemical products.
But marketers use massive amounts of ingredients and chemicals to make sales. And it is at the cost of causing premature hair falling out in women and men and causing hair follicle damage.
WHICH SHAMPOO IS RIGHT OR WRONG?
What is the difference between a shampoo that promotes good hair health or causes damage or premature hair loss?
When I began searching for a natural way to stop my hair loss, using the right shampoo was a great concern. I didn’t know one from the other.
What you should be concerned about is the alkaline in your shampoo. Many alkaline based shampoos actually create an environment that can damage your hair as well as your skin.
Your hair has a pH balance of 4.5 to 5.5. If you are putting shampoo and conditioners and other hair products on your hair that are not within your pH factors, it can harm your hair.
Make sure to check your ingredients and labels when you purchase your shampoos and conditioners.
Reasons for hair falling out has been linked to shampoos that are supposed to make more body. Some hair products may actually give more body but at the cost of damaging your hair.
THE COMMON AFFECTS OF SOME WRONG SHAMPOOS!
Shampoos with the wrong alkaline balance can give the appearance that your hair has extra body and volume but can cause hair to be brittle and eventually fall out. If a shampoo is extremely high in alkaline it can also cause a change in hair color that is also damaging.
According to hair expert Jonathan E. Phillips, shampoo, hair moisturizers, mousses and gels, as well as other products will actually provide better results if the acid balance is pH 4.5 – pH 5.5.
Make sure your conditioner is also within the same pH balance as your shampoo.
The job of your conditioner is to protect the cuticle layer and maintain a proper balance for healthy and shiny hair. Unnatural and chemical conditioners are just as damaging as shampoo.
QUALITIES OF GOOD SHAMPOOS AND CONDITIONERS.
Above all things, use shampoo and conditioners with all-natural ingredients. You might think you’re getting a great deal with $.99 shampoo but it’s not a great deal for healthy hair!
Secondly, make sure it is biodegradable which will not attract dirt and oils to clog up your pores.
Thirdly, avoid animal ingredients. Whatever is used on the animals, you also get a dose!
There are many shampoos and other hair care products that are available at health food stores that don’t include harmful ingredients to your hair.
When starting my hair loss program, keeping my hair free of hair products with chemical ingredients was one of several steps that helped me turn my hair loss pictures into hair restoration! Since then, I have caused a bald spot in back to virtually disappear and even considerably restore a receding hairline.
It has been the difference between being completely bald and actually growing new hair and even my self-confidence!
HAIR LOSS REASONS RELATED TO HAIR CARE PRODUCTS!
You might think that everything on your grocery shelf is safe. That was my thinking when I was a young kid, but you may still think this is true.
But I hope you realize that not only do drugs get recalled.
Did you know that many hair care product ingredients go through very limited testing? Yet, most of us are willing to put anything on our hair! We don’t stop and think that our hair loss reasons could be related to our hair products.
If you really want to stop hair loss, start with using hair care products without chemicals!
While looking for a natural way to stop my extreme hair loss, I found enough startling information about companies that do not hesitate to sell products that harm, disable and kill, just for a buck! It’s not just all the drug companies that have side effects!
Below is a checklist (but not all inclusive) of hair care products that I avoid putting in my hair.
HAIR PRODUCT INGREDIENTS TO AVOID (synthetics):
phthalates – industrial chemical
Petroleum and propylene glycol – may release toxins.
Sodium laureth sulfate
Below is a checklist (but not all inclusive) of hair care products that I consider user-friendly to your hair.
HAIR PRODUCT INGREDIENTS THAT ARE USER-FRIENDLY
aminomethyl propanol- used in styling.
awapuhi – healing compound.
benzophenone-4 – sunscreen.
Biotin – gives body and shine.
Calcium pantothenate – mollient.
cetyl betaine – softens and conditions.
Citric acid – balances pH in products.
cyclomethicone – detangler and conditioner.
hydroxymethylcellulose – adds body.
Lavender – herb protects against damage.
Niacin – stimulates follicles
I’m absolutely convinced that a great percentage of hair loss that is blamed as hereditary, could be prevented if people understood how to properly take care of their hair.
A good natural hair care plan will answer many of your hair loss reasons and it helped me stop my hair loss and even caused hair regrowth!