Using products such as hair gel or hairspray should not cause any hair loss problems for most people. Only hair products with harsh chemicals like hair dye (which contains bleach) might damage your hair. This could lead to breakage of the hair or unhealthy hair follicles. One thing that should be noted is that your hair should be washed regularly when using hair products. Sebum, which is the waxy substance that is created by your sebaceous glands, can build up over time and harden on the scalp if left unwashed. This is known as sebum plaque. This buildup of sebum could potentially block the pores or follicles on your scalp, which can inhibit hair growth. This is why it is important to wash your hair daily, as to clean your scalp of any leftover hair product or buildup of oil/sebum.
That being said, the majority of men will see no problem with regularly using hair gel, and it shouldn’t speed up the process of balding at all. If you have been experiencing hair loss, Bosley recommends you see your doctor as soon as possible to correctly diagnose you. After consulting with your doctor, if you are still interested in learning more about hair loss solutions, or believe that your baldness is hereditary, you can set up an appointment for a free consultation with Bosley.