Explainer: What are the harmful effects of using wax, gel, or hairspray every day?

Explainer: What are the harmful effects of using wax, gel, or hairspray every day?

Many people use hair products like gel, wax, and hairspray to style their hair or follow the trend.

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KAMI learned that a health expert warned about too much use of hair products.

In ABS-CBN’s Salamat Dok, dermatologist Dr. Pearl Weena Marie Sabido said that some products could contain chemicals that might cause an allergic reaction to one’s body.

"Mayroong nilalagay sa hair na may epekto yan: either allergy or irritation, lalo na pag masyadong nag-dry out o naging brittle 'yung hair. Because some hair products can be a little bit drying," she explained.

These waxes, gels, and pomades, they most likely contain preservatives stabilizers, sometimes colorant. You can develop allergy on these ingredients,” she added.

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Aside from allergic reaction, people could also develop the following harmful effects of using too much wax, gel, or hairspray:

  • Irritation in the eyes, nose, throat, and skin
  • Drying of the scalp
  • Hair shaft damage
  • Hairfall

Dr. Sabido also advised to avoid the products that contain the following chemicals:

  • Sodium laurel sulfate
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Propylene glycol
  • Polyethylene glycol
  • Paraben
  • Silicone
  • Petrolatum

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The health expert recommended not to use the aforementioned products on a daily basis to maintain having healthy hair.

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