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Hair Loss Myths

Does Excessive Bleaching or Dying Cause Permament Hair Loss?

Question:

Is there any long-term effect on the hair with hair coloring? I've always read that dye will shorten the life of your hair.

Answer:

It is a popular hair loss myth that normal hair coloring can lead to balding. While excessive color treating or chemical processing of any kind can damage hair and lead to breakage, it should not affect long-term hair growth.

If you are concerned about harsh chemicals, there are a number of milder products on the market today that do not contain ammonia.

David (TakingThePlunge)
Editorial Assistant and Forum Co-Moderator for the Hair Transplant Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q & A Blog.

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