How can hair color, straighteners, or permanent waves affect hair loss?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Cosmetic procedures such as coloring, straightening, or perming can damage your hair and cause hair loss. The chemicals used in these processes contain strong substances that can hurt your scalp and cause skin reactions. If you choose to color or relax your hair, read all of the directions carefully or have a professional work with you to ensure minimal hair loss.

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