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5 Toxic Hair Chemicals In Shampoos and Conditioners To Avoid To Prevent Hair Loss

Watch out for some of the commonly used but toxic chemicals in your shampoos and conditioners!
  • Kumari Rajnigandha
  • Editorial
Published -26 Jan 2022, 14:00 ISTUpdated -25 Jan 2022, 18:09 IST
toxic chemicals in shampoo

Picking the right hair products for your hair is necessary. To get those perfectly long tresses, opting for hair products that have zero to minimal toxic chemicals becomes a requisite. The mainstream shampoos and conditioners for hair abound in harmful chemicals that do more damage than good to your hair. 

These toxic chemicals are damaging to your hair in the long run and can even cause hair loss. If you don’t wish to lose the luster and moisture of your hair, stop using the hair products with toxic ingredients right away. To guide you through, here are the five toxic hair chemicals in shampoos and conditioners you should steer clear of if you want to prevent hair loss. 



Though alcohol based shampoos have been in trend for a few years, it is not doing any good to your hair. As opposed to the tall claims of its benefits that television commercials make, the use of these shampoos makes them dry and brittle. So turn the bottle of your shampoo and watch out for ingredients including propanol and isopropyl alcohol. Shampoos that contain alcohol might make your hair shiny for a while but beware of the real damage that it’s causing.



The culprits are also the shampoo brands that use fragrance to lure their customers into buying the bottle. As enticing as the fragrance of the shampoo or the conditioner may seem, it is certainly not a good idea to give in to buying these. The use of shampoo which has synthetically made fragrances blended into it can lead to some major hair loss problems. Keep away from shampoos and conditioners that have parfum in it. If you are a fan of great smelling shampoos then opt for organic shampoos that use natural flower extracts for adding fragrance. 

synthetic colours

Synthetic colours

Those pretty-looking shampoo bottles are nothing but full of toxins. Don’t go all gaga after their cute looking colours. These colours are made up of harmful synthetic chemicals. Excessive usage of such products on your hair can make your hair dull and lifeless. These chemicals even strip off the natural moisture of your hair. So the next time you are buying a shampoo, don’t judge it by its looks rather judge it by its ingredients.

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This is one ingredient that shouldn’t at all be in your shampoo or conditioner. It is bad for your hair as well as for your body. Sulphtes are even known to cause hormonal imbalance in the body. This ingredient is extremely harsh for your hair and hence should not be used. It is so harsh it can even cause an allergic reaction to your scalp. Sulphates also end up making your hair dry and rough. People sensitive to allergic reactions must be wary of sulphate based shampoos and conditioners.

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Parabens and Formaldehyde

We all know that packaged products have lots and lots of preservatives added to them. These preservatives work towards elongating the shelf life of such products. Parabens are one of such preservatives which is widely used in commercial hair care products. Preservative ingredients such as Parabens and Formaldehyde are not only bad for your hair but also for your body. Don’t throw caution out of the window and stay informed about the hair care products that you buy. 

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