Does hair gel cause hair loss?

Does hair gel cause hair loss?

Click here to surprising truth about hair gel and hair loss. It’s probably not what you’re expecting.

  • Hair gel does not cause hair loss, but…
  • If you use hair gel every day, I recommend rinsing it out before going to bed. Why?
  • Because most hair gels contain mildly toxic ingredients. If you go to sleep with gel in your hair it’s likely that some of the gel will get absorbed into your scalp skin.
  • It’s possible that the toxic ingredients could be bad for your hair. However…
  • Compared with the most powerful causes of hair loss — DHT and stress, hair gel is not likely to have a significant impact on your hair.
  • If you think your hair los is caused by gel, you’re probably wrong. It’s more likely that DHT or stress is the true cause. I recommend reading this article on reducing DHT and the stres hormone, cortisol.

Greasy gelled hair that is falling out and becoming thin

The use of hair gel on it’s own does not cause hair loss and in fact you could use gel regularly for a long period of time without experiencing any negative side effects, providing you wash your hair and scalp well every day and avoid going to sleep with gel in your hair.

However gel may have an impact on hair loss.

Here’s why…

Hair grows in phases. Each individual hair on your head grows for a period (several years), then it goes into a resting period for around two weeks, before it falls out. The hair that has been shed will be replaced with a new hair. This is why it is important to keep the scalp clean and the pores clear and unblocked.

Ever noticed bald people often have shiny scalps?

You may have made the observation that many bald people and people with receding hair lines or thinning hair, often have shiny scalps. This shiny layer is caused by a build up of an oil called ‘sebum’, which combines with dead skin cells, cosmetic styling products (such as hair gel) and other pollutants. This oil layer builds up and becomes embedded into the scalp, making it impossible to wash out using conventional shampooing methods. The hardened embedded oil fills in pores around the edges, eventually entirely filling the pores. This causes hair follicle miniaturization and eventually can contribute to total hair loss.

Healthy Scalp

Sebum embedded Scalp

So, while hair gel does not cause hair loss, it may be a contributing factor, especially if you have used it for years without being careful to wash your hair and scalp daily, particularly before bed, in order to prevent the clogging of your skins pores.

Organic hair gels and waxes

Do something About it Now

To prevent the potentially damaging effects of hair gel on your scalp and hair, switch to a healthier, nutrient rich organic hair gel, or wax. You can view some of the best in the world here:

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What can you do about this?

Examine your scalp under a good light. Is it very shiny? If so it may be coated with a hardened and embedded layer of sebum based plaque.

Unfortunately in many cases the plaque layer is so embedded into the skin that no shampoo can remove it. In fact there is really only one way of effectively removing it and clearing the pores.

In step 1 of the Hair Loss eBook I provide detailed instructions explaining exactly how to fully remove the embedded layer of plaque, in your home, using the only known method for achieving this vital objective — to the fullest extent, making your scalp absolutely like new. This will revitalize and invigorate your scalp, encouraging blood flow and cell production.

Once the coating has been removed you will learn how to reactivate the dormant hair follicles and you will start to see new hair growing within a month or so.

Then you will learn how to stop the the sebum based plaque layer from reforming by normalizing your sebum levels.

That’s the first step of the book. There are six steps. After you’ve completed step 1 you will go on to learn how to eliminate stress, making yourself a calm relaxed person using our free audio files that you can listen to at any time, without any effort. These files will bombard your brain with positive messages that will gradually change the way you think, making you a calm individual who reacts to stressful situations in a relaxed manner.

In steps 3 to 6 you will learn how to normalize hormonal balance (a key factor to stopping hair loss), improve the efficiency of your liver (another key factor), turbo charge your hair growth with a key food (eaten at a specific time in combination with several other key foods) and finally you will learn how to turbo charge your circulation to get an abundance of nutrients to the newly re-activated hair follicles.

This six step programme will change the ‘mode’ of your body from one that is experiencing hair loss to one that naturally grows hair.

84 Replies to “Does hair gel cause hair loss?”

  1. Hi,

    i’m 26 yr old and my beard had starting turning into white and two mouth at the end of hairs, is this might because of using gel, hair spray etc kindly suggest me the best oil for beard which could help me to fix this problem of hair.

    thanks and regards,

    1. Hi Ramandeep,

      Are you using hair spray or gel on your beard??? Providing that you wash your face well every day to make sure your skins pores are clear you shouldn’t be having any problems here.

      You might try a natural nutrient rich face moisturiser — this may help. Make sure it’s a good quality moisturiser with natural, nutritious ingredients, to help feed the skin.


  2. Hi i am joy i am 19 years old. I had great problem of hair fall my scalp is too shiny and oily even though i am not using oil tell me how can i reduce my hair fall

    1. Hi Joy,

      If you have very oily skin it’s possible you have a vitamin deficiency, unbalanced hormones, too much of certain foods in your diet, or your liver is operating at sub-optimum levels. Stress and anxiety can also cause the sebaceous gland to become over-active. I also suffered from this problem and fortunately it is quite easy to fix completely.

      I explain all the different ways of reducing skin oil (sebum) in my eBook, which you can download from here:

      Sebum contains DHT, which is the primary cause of hair loss. If you have a greasy shiny scalp, this is likely to be one of the causes and it’s important that you solve it at the root (eliminating the underlying causes). There are several things you need to do in order to do this, all of which is explained in my eBook instructions.


  3. hi iam 21 year old male ,my hair was quite alright till last year and never had hairfall in my whole life but suddenly since the last 7_8 months my hair have started to fall drastically so i shaved my head but the new hairs took a long time to grow back and the new hair is very thin and less in volume and the hairfall havent stopped and i loose a lot of hair everyday. I shampoo and condition thrice a week and have stopped using any kind of gel etc.
    My hairline has receeded lot and becaise of that i also had to change my hair style. please suggest something to stop this, and also i do smoke 2_3 ciggarates daily does that also contobute to hairfall

    1. Hi Bonie,

      The slow rate at which your hair is regrowing suggests to me that you may have a nutrient deficiency. In my eBook I have a chapter dedicated to nutrition, in which I explain a combination of ‘superfoods’ that really accelerate hair growth a lot by massively feeding the hair (I think this will help you a lot).

      However I would estimate that the cause of your hair loss (due to receding hair line, age, gender and miniaturization of follicles), is DHT. Therefore in order to stop your hair loss you most likely need to remove DHT from your scalp and reduce DHT levels in your scalp. This will help stop further hair loss. Once you’ve done that you will need to increase blood circulation in the scalp and directly feed the dormant hair follicles to re-initiate hair growth.

      I explain how to do all of this in the eBook, in step-by-step instructions. Follow them and you should be able to stop your hair loss and restart hair growth.

      Let me know if you have any further questions. Email me at any time.

      You can download the eBook from here:


  4. hi, im 21 years old and realised that my hair at the front is thinning(not bad just thinner than other areas of my hair) when i lift it up (spike it up). Ive been using hair wax for years daily. However i read somewhere that if the hair around your temples (circle part) is behind the front by an inch and a half is doesnt mean balding just a mature hairline. I do wash my hair a few times a week, but does this all product on hair thing mean i should just shave my head short. Also there is no baldness on my mothers side of the family (uncles have hair and there in their early 50s) but my dad started losing his hair around mid 60s. Please reply back.

    1. Hi,

      It is quite normal for mens’ hairlines to recede in the late teens. This probably occurs in around 35% of men. The rest of the hair can stay thick for a good ten years on. However if your hair is starting to thin at the front centre, this sounds like a fairly standard example of the onset of male pattern baldness. It’s very likely that your hair is thinning due to DHT, which is starting to have a noticeable effect on your hair. Your best bet is to start combating the problem now. You can remove DHT from the scalp and reduce DHT production, using my method. To regrow lost hair you would need to increase blood circulation in the scalp and feed the hair.

      I explain how to do this in my eBook.

      I don’t think you need to shave your hair. However if you are using hair wax daily you should try to wash it out every night before bed (or at least in the morning). You don’t really want hair wax building up on the scalp. Try to keep your scalp clean — wash it well and use a good shampoo.

  5. Hellow..
    My name is avinash,im a student,my age around 19years.My problem is,I have gray please suggest me,how to cover gray hair with an easy method.
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Avinash,

      Greying hair can be reversed. In order to do so you need to reactivate cells in the base of the hair follicles. The methods used to reactivate these cells are much the same as those used to reverse hair loss and re-initiate hair growth. I could write you an essay on how to do that but you’re best off downloading my eBook, which explains everything you need to know. Just follow the steps. You will not need to complete the first part of step 1 in the eBook, as this is more of an extreme technique for stopping hair loss, but the rest of the instructions will all help reverse the onset of greying. However, unlike with stopping hair loss, it may take some time (years) to completely reverse the greying.

      The eBook is available to download here:

      I’ve also emailed you from my personal email address. If you have any other questions just give me a shout.


    1. Look for any natural or ideally organic hair gel that contains nutritious ingredients. Avoid high street and supermarket sold gels and waxes. Try searching Google for “organic hair wax”

  6. It is cool site. Hair loss can be caused by many different reasons! Find out the actual cause of hair loss! There are many causes of loss of hair such as stress, poor nutrition ,medications, thyroid dysfunctions, illness, fungal infections ,hormonal problems, to mention a few. but anyway you can always try and get real results.

  7. hi .. nice articles .. i know that hair loss makes everybody stress . anyway, i wanna put several things about do and dont for your hair loss :

    Hair loss ‘Do’ lists
    1.Use filtered water when washing your hair. Sometimes, the levels of the chlorine are very high. It’s not good for our scalp and might cause damage on it. It tends to cause hair loss .
    2.Massage olive oil onto your scalp. Hair loss sometimes is caused by the dry scalp condition. Your body might lack of proteins, iron and water. Olive oil will help your scalp to keep healthy to prevent hair loss .
    3.Take gingko Supplements. I already write an article about gingko biloba for hair loss problem. It will help you fixing the blood circulation in your body. Don’t forget that hair loss might be caused by poor blood circulation.
    4.Treatment your hair with rosemary essential oil. Later I will give you a recipe about this rosemary essential oil remedy.
    5.Use eggs. It could be either white eggs or the yolks. Eggs are very rich of protein. You could massage it into your hair and scalp, then shampooing and rinse well. It will fix the damage on your hair and promote more volume hair.
    Hair loss ‘Don’t’ list
    1.Don’t be stressed. Over stress only accelerates your hair loss .
    2.Don’t drink too much alcohol and smoking. It affects your hair loss . These bad habits are affecting your blood circulations.
    3.Don’t eat too much sweet.
    4.Don’t apply too much chemical on your scalp. It will only make your hair loss to get worse.
    5.Don’t rush. Hair loss treatment result might appear at least after six months.
    6.So, patience is a key for your hair loss problem

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