Concerned that your hair is falling out more than usual? Dermatologists say that thinning hair might be the result of the products in your hair care routine–particularly your conditioner.
New York dermatologist Dr. Sejal Shah suggests avoiding conditioners that contain preservatives–specifically propylene glycol.
"Preservatives like propylene glycol can also cause scalp irritation, which can also lead to hair loss,” Dr. Shah tells Bustle.
Unfortunately, propylene glycol is just one of the many harmful ingredients lurking in your favorite conditioner. Dr. Shah says it's also a good idea to avoid conditioners that contain diethanolamine, triethanolamine, and alcohol, too.
"Diethanolamine and Triethanolamine can cause scalp irritation and destroy the hair's keratin,” Dr. Shah continues. "Alcohol is often found in hair care products, but it can be drying to hair, especially if at high concentrations.”
So, what should you be using instead? Dr. Shah and other experts recommend opting for formulas that contain strengthening and nourishing proteins to ensure that your strands are getting the nutrients they need to be healthy.
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