Many women of all ages are dying their hair, but one thing that women worry about when adding these sometimes-harmful chemicals to their hair is whether or not the hair dye will cause hair loss. When getting your hair dyed, it is important to consult with a trained cosmetologist to determine the types of hair treatment that is safe for your hair. While hair dye doesn’t affect hair growth, it may cause hair loss by damaging hair that has been color treated.

What Causes the Hair Loss?

The first thing that affects the color-treated hair is the brushing and combing of the dye through the hair. These vigorous movements can cause the hair to loosen, making hair shedding more apparent. Also, the ingredients in the hair dye may have a negative effect on a person’s hair. Hair dyes contain ammonia and hydrogen peroxide which loosen the hair which can cause hair shedding. However, the biggest risk of hair loss comes from lightening the hair from its original color. These hair lighteners contain more hydrogen peroxide to lift the color of your hair to be able to replace it with the blonde color. This color change can cause breakage all the way up to the scalp, causing spot baldness that is not permanent, but it can take some time to grow the hair back. If you have noticed hair loss or hair thinning, try using the Keranique Hair Regrowth Treatment, which is specifically formulated for women with thinning hair looking for long-term solutions.

What Can I Do Instead of Dying My Hair?

If you are looking to change up your look without damaging your hair, there are some alternatives, like the ones below.

  • Get a fun haircut
  • Find a new way to style your hair
  • Wear a wig
  • Use natural items to color your hair, such as coffee, tea, herbs and henna

It is important to take care of your hair if you want it as healthy as possible and to prevent hair loss or excess hair shedding. Luckily, there are many alternatives to dying your hair, or hair dye styles where you no longer have to take a trip to the salon every month.

This article is not intended to treat any disease or offer a substitution for professional medical advice.


12 thoughts on “Is Your Hair Dye Causing Hair Loss?

    • Keranique Hair says:

      Hi Dawn, we have many happy and successful customers who color treat their hair! Our products are sulfate, dye and paraben free and are completely safe for color-treated hair. We suggest that you skip Keranique the day before, the day of and the day after you color your hair. In addition we offer Keranique Color Boost Shampoo and Conditioner. This duo is scientifically formulated to deliver strand-saving moisture, decrease breakage and prevent your color from fading or washout. We can also customize this into your Keranique Hair System kit! Feel free to contact us anytime at (888)237-4131 and we’d be more than happy to help 😊

    • Keranique Hair says:

      Hi Patricia, if you want to spare your hair (and scalp) of the damage that occurs using permanent hair dyes, then you can opt to try temporary, semi-permanent, or demi-permanent color. All three are ammonia-free, and the demi-permanent is less damaging than permanent, but lasts longer than temporary or semi-permanent (about 24 washes). Thanks for stopping by our blog 💓

    • Keranique Hair says:

      Hi Carol, great question! No, these types of coloring products are among the most gentle, in terms of hair coloring treatments. Ammonia and peroxide are damaging to the fiber. If you can color without ammonia or peroxide your hair will be healthier. Thanks for visiting our blog 💕

    • Keranique Hair says:

      Hi Gwen, color-treating and perming hair are sources of major damage and loss due to breakage, because they weaken hair. I don’t know the level of your grey (if that’s why you color), but if you need to color, then try to use semi-permanent color, or color glazes. These are ammonia and peroxide-free and the most gentle to your hair. We hope this helps ❤️

  1. Chana says:

    I have lost hair since using Keranique. Would this be that my hair is white/gray? Should I stop using the products or will this get better using it longer?

    • Keranique Hair says:

      Hi Chana, this is a great question! It is not uncommon for hair shedding to happen at the beginning of the treatment. It does occur in a small percentage of users, but know that it is temporary and usually lasts for 2 – 6 weeks at most. This is actually an indication that Keranique® is working. So it’s really a good sign. Hair grows slowly – on average hair grows about ½ inch per month. It has to emerge from the follicle before it grows from the scalp, so there will be a short period of 3 – 4 months before you will begin to see any visible difference. As the Keranique Hair Regrowth Treatment with 2% Minoxidil begins to take effect and regrow hair, it is important to realize that it can also help stop further hair loss by revitalizing and stimulating your hair follicles. Please do not hesitate to contact us through Amazon by clicking this link and then click “Ask a Question” button: if you have any other questions. We are here to help and support through your hair care journey.

  2. Carnen V. says:

    I hava with me never used in this moment Keranique for hair loss but reading coment a lady said she loss hair used Keranique

    • Keranique Hair says:

      Hi Carnen, thank you for reaching out. Hair shedding at the beginning of our Regrowth Treatment with 2% Minoxidil may happen for a small percentage of users and is nothing to be concerned about! It’s temporary, usually lasting from 2-8 weeks at most, and it actually indicates that the treatment is working as it’s making room for new, thicker hair to grow in. Keep in mind once you’ve experienced initial results, you will continue to see improvement in your hair! If you would like to talk more about what to expect from our products, feel free to contact us anytime at (888)237-4131.
      Thank you

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