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Does the Usage of Hair Gel, Wax or Spray Have Side Effects?

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Cosmetic hair products are used by people who want to make their hair clean and more beautiful. Hair is a keratizing structure, which means it will always grow. Because of this, hair is susceptible to any environmental changes as well. As a consequence, people who start to use cosmetic products will generally continue to use these, as they will want to make sure that their hair always looks their best. It is this continuous use that has created one of the largest industries in the world today: the cosmetics industry.

Hair Cosmetics
Cosmetic hair products are one of the biggest branches within the cosmetics industry. There are various categories of products, which they are classified in according to their chemical makeup and what they actually do. The main categories are:
• Hair cleansing products
• Hair management products
• Glossing products
• Softening products
• Thickening products
• Coloring products (or color removal products)
• Styling products (to be used with curlers, straighteners, dryers and so on)

All of these products use various chemicals or have some sort of chemical reaction on the hair in order to achieve the desired result. Hence, it is possible that they also have an adverse effect on the hair, the scalp or the skin in general. More often than not, this happens when a product isn’t used property, or if it is used too often. The most common problems include dandruff and itchy scalps, although hair loss has been noted as well in very rare occasions.

How to Avoid Damage
Most of us will use some sort of hair styling product at some point in our lives. Whether this is hair gel, spray or way, or perhaps a colorant, we treat our hair quite poorly. However, there are a number of things that can be done in order to minimize damage. Some things to remember:
1. Hair wax is very greasy. Although it will mold and sculpt your hair, it will also stop it from breathing. Hence, use with moderation.
2. Hair gel and hair spray is even worse in terms of blocking oxygen to your hair.
3. Hair spray is damaging to the environment as a whole.

In order to avoid hair spray side effects and the side effects of other hair cosmetics, two things are very important. First of all, you must always follow the instructions provided with your product. Secondly, you have to consider proper removal of the product itself. Hair gel removal can generally be achieved with some warm water, as it will easily break up. In terms of hair wax removal, you will generally need something slightly stronger, which is able to break through the greasy molecules of your product.

It is always recommended to use completely natural products if you can. There are now a number of brands that offer hair cosmetics that are 100% organic. None of the ingredients included in these products will have adverse effects on your hair, your skin, or the environment in general.

{ 26 comments… add one }
  • harsh singh March 17, 2016, 7:53 am

    W can use hair wax or spray at one time.

  • Shafeek July 9, 2016, 3:15 am

    hi ! Am using gatsby mat&hard gel

    its looks me more beautiful

    but now a days i have become some doubts about the products .

    is the products have any side effects ?

  • akshay August 24, 2016, 4:06 am

    because of hair wax i am suffering from hair fall please help

    • aditya October 23, 2016, 11:07 am

      hair wax does not cause hair fall. there must be some other problem. so i would suggest you to do proper nourishing by using good hair oil, you can also use olive oil and as you are a man you can shampoo daily. You know what seriously I would suggest you kesh kanti shampoo(of baba Rajeev) it is so very effective. Seriously

  • Vishal Mishra September 10, 2016, 7:16 am

    hi, my name is vishal i am using hair wax since 5 months and I notice that it causes my hair to fall.
    What should I because I want to continue using hair wax?! Please help.

    • Navjot Singh October 13, 2016, 8:15 am

      Use short amount of wax in dry hairs :)

    • Rajkalyan October 20, 2016, 5:39 pm

      Bro,i wanna start to use a hair wax…shall I?? Or it will any hair loss when we use frequently??

    • aditya October 23, 2016, 11:09 am

      Do regular oiling and shampoo daily. Use beer sometimes if you can.

  • Jaymark October 13, 2016, 4:56 am

    My was straight before since I started using hair wax my become curly like afro hair I don’t what to do now Im look like a black people now please help me ??

  • Rid October 17, 2016, 1:23 am

    I am using hairwax + spray
    Adding both
    Is it harmful ?

    • Kit June 25, 2017, 7:47 pm

      Don’t use both at the same time.
      Alcohol n grease makes your hair to fall

  • Jacob dov February 8, 2017, 8:06 am

    I’ve bin using wax for a few months and I just started seeing like dandruff and dry scalp wat should I do?

    • Kit June 25, 2017, 7:49 pm

      Don’t worry just use olive oil for massage ur scalp before going to bed and wash ur hair with shampoo at morning.

      • Raj October 17, 2017, 6:57 pm

        I am using MG5 wax it is good or harmfull plz help me

  • Shwetank February 10, 2017, 5:08 am

    I am using this since 10 years nothing has happen to me.

    • Wick .T June 5, 2017, 10:45 am

      I Have Just Started to use wax… I have earlier heard many side effect of gel so i left with using wax..
      Wax is Awesome…..! It gives us a Handsome look.. I would Prefer You using Wax… BUT…. it fells so sticky when we Touch our Hair.. We can’t move our hand freely in hairs.. after using wax…
      I would Prefer You to Use.. Gatsby Wax…
      Thnx.. to All

  • vani April 10, 2017, 1:02 pm

    I use gel & wax and it make my hair white please help me

    • Kit June 25, 2017, 7:50 pm

      Use gel only.

      • vani July 26, 2017, 7:15 am

        And which brand of wax & gel do you prefer

      • vani August 19, 2017, 4:20 pm

        You mean to say that wax make my hair white

        • vani August 19, 2017, 4:21 pm

          And which brand is better

          • akshay October 24, 2017, 4:11 am

            use whatever brand u want to use. but make sure at the end of the day u remove that product off from your hair. conditioner with warm water helps to remove wax off from your hair.

  • Saad khan April 16, 2017, 10:44 pm

    I have use gel and it drys up and becomes into particles and mix with dandruff ,when i used hair wax it always drys quickly and i feel nothing , and when i used hair spray it held my hair for 14 hours and nothing bad happened

    • Kit June 25, 2017, 7:51 pm

      Ur hair suitable for spray go for it.

  • RAD May 28, 2017, 4:47 pm

    I had used the hair wax for one month after some days I saw my hairs falling.
    Guys plz help me!

  • Akshat jain June 23, 2017, 8:10 pm

    Which causes more harm to hair, hair gel or hair spray?

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