Hair Myth Busted: Does Conditioner Make Your Hair Fall Out

by Viviscal Hair Expert on August 14th, 2015
Does conditioner cause hair loss

Does conditioner make your hair fall out? When we shampoo and condition our hair, it seems we lose clumps of it in our drain and in our hands. But do conditioners cause hair to fall out or is this hair fall a normal amount of daily hair loss?

The Facts: Does Conditioner Make Your Hair Fall Out

It is a myth that regular drugstore conditioners cause hair to fall out. In fact, although it can seem that shampoo and conditioner causes hair fall, regularly cleansing and conditioning hair can actually promote healthier hair. Regularly cleansing and gently exfoliating the scalp helps promote the ideal environment for healthy hair growth. And following with a gentle conditioner can help by providing much-needed moisture for healthier looking and protected hair. So if you ask the question, does daily conditioning cause hair loss, most likely the answer is no.

How to Prevent Damage from Conditioner

Although most ordinary drugstore conditioners will at worst simply not moisturize hair thoroughly, to protect and nourish hair, it is important to choose a gentle conditioner with ingredients of natural origins, with natural oils such as Argan Oil and Hazelnut Oil. Avoid conditioners with SLS or SLES, which are chemicals added to many mass-market conditioners to improve lather but which have been shown to cause skin irritation or worse.

After you choose the right conditioner with the best ingredients, it’s important to handle wet hair gently to avoid damage. Start by gently massaging a gentle shampoo into the scalp and hair. Massage thoroughly but not so vigorously that you cause further damage. Follow with a gentle, deep moisturizing conditioner and apply it liberally from the roots to the ends of hair.

How to Choose and Use Conditioner for Every Hair Type

Use more conditioner if your hair type is coarse or thick, and use less if your hair is fine or curly but thin. If you wonder how long to leave conditioner in, the key is not to overdo it. Start with a small amount of conditioner and if you find your hair does not feel limp or weighed down when its dry, next time you can use more. The right conditioner for your hair type helps promote healthy hair growth and makes hair soft by nourishing and creating the ideal environment for optimal hair growth.

Post-shower, dry hair gently with a soft towel or a 100% cotton t-shirt. Do not brush hair when it is wet. If you cannot resist the temptation to de-tangle your wet hair, lightly comb through with a wide-toothed comb. Minimize damage by giving the blow-dryer and flat iron a break now and then too.

For the best way to grow strong hair from the roots that resists breakage and shedding, start from within. Take a complete hair growth supplement that nourishes follicles and promotes thicker, fuller, healthier looking hair with vitamins and minerals.

Does conditioning cause damage to hair? Not if you choose a conditioner with the right ingredients and handle hair with care.