Ask anyone and they’ve likely experimented with hair dye at one point in their lives. Those of you who love switching up your hair color may be asking yourselves, does hair dye cause my hair to fall out?
The answer to the above question is…..yes. While hair dye does not cause hair loss in everyone, it causes hair loss in some who choose to dye their hair.
There are two main ways in which dying your hair can cause you to notice more and more hairs falling out in the shower. First, the hair dye itself. When you dye your hair, you are putting a product containing chemicals such as ammonia and hydrogen peroxide.
These two chemicals are harsh and can loosen up the hairs on your head, making them more prone to thinning. Hair dyes that lighten the hair have the most peroxide, so those lightening their hair need to be extra careful.
Secondly, the constant rubbing motions needed during the hair dyeing process can put a lot of stress on your mane, further making it easier for your hair to fall out. Make sure to be as gentle as possible when dying your hair in the future.
Lastly, hair dye diminishes the protein backbone of the hair strands. This hair backbone is needed for the hair to remain healthy and strong. Without it, the hairs are weak and don’t need a lot of force to fall out.
What Can I Do? If you love dyeing your hair, don’t panic. Besides laying off the hair dye, you can take oral medicine or use topicals designed to regrow hair. If you want more density to cover up the damage done by hair dye, scalp micropigmentation services like Team Micro do just that.