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Hair Spray Side Effects
Hairspray: There is some controversy as to the long term health implications of using hair spray. However, many would say that it is reasonably safe if used as directed. Avoiding inhalation would be prudent, as would be avoiding any sort of open flame as the product is highly flammable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have this headache that started the second I used hair spray although I held my breath and moved a few steps away to breath again. Any thoughts?
Irritants: There are plenty of things in there that can be irritants or allergy causing agents. Always hold your breath for a while after spraying or move from the area if it bothers you. Obviously avoid spraying into the wind and getting it all over your face, May take an anti-infammatory if not allergic to any- for the headache. ...Read more
I lost lots of hair due to alcohol hair spray , and also dying. Can I use non alcoholspray? Is it safe? My hair is very thin.What you recommend?Thanks
See a dermatologist.: Yes to safety of non-alcohol hair spray, even on thinning hair. A better question is whether the hairspray you have been using, and the dying of the hair, actually the true cause of the thinning and hair loss. There can be many causes for hair loss. Seeing a derm can direct you better as to what type of hair loss you are suffering from, and what is the next best course of treatment. ...Read more
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I've been using hair spray holder (a cheap one ) for more than one year, and my hair started shedding, did it cause my hair loss ?
No: that was not the cause. You need to look for other options. Check w/your doctor, ...Read more
Hairspray: Hairspray does not cause any loss or damage if you have properly used it ...Read more
No: Male pattern baldness is typically genetic. Though certain environmental effects likely contribute to the rate of hair loss, I don't know of any evidence suggesting hair styling products contribute to this. Products such as Minoxidil can slow hair loss in those with male pattern baldness. ...Read more
Yes: Definate respiratory tract irritant.Get a more detailed answer ›