Can Products Like Hair Dye Cause Breakouts?

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In this post, we are going to be discussing the use of different hair products and their effect on the scalp and skin. At the end, we will also have a user friendly guide to help you choose the most beneficial products for you and those who suffer from acne-prone skin.

Now, when it comes to hair dye, many people report experiencing breakouts after dyeing or coloring their hair. This is because regular chemical dye contains many irritating ingredients that affect the face more than the scalp. Paraphenylenediamine (PPD), a common dyeing agent, can cause dermatitis on sensitive skin.

If your skin is sensitive, you could try a henna-based dye instead, but ALWAYS check the ingredients before using a product to make sure it doesn’t contain anything that could be harmful to your skin.

The most common reaction to hair dye that people experience is dermatitis, however, depending on what’s in the ingredient list, it can clog pores and cause breakouts as well. Because acne is caused by overproduction of skin cells and sebum in the pore, it would make sense that any chemical in the product that inhibited the pore would also facilitate acne. And that is why it is crucial to check before you use.

When it comes to other hair products like mousse, gel, or putty, there is a real risk of developing what we call “Pomade Acne” which is caused by those products touching the face, such as if you have bangs or if you touch your hair and then your skin immediately afterward.

The biggest risk when it comes to shampoo and conditioner, however is that while they are being rinsed out, oily rich products can drip on your forehead, shoulders, and back causing acne breakouts.

Again, it is critical to check the ingredient list for any pore clogging ingredients when it comes to products that you use.

Now, onto the good stuff.

What can you use for your hair that won’t break you out?

For shampoo and conditioner, the best place to look would be these two products: Fast Food and Ultramoist by AG Haircare. You can purchase them online or in store from Ulta or Got Beauty but these are literally the only safe shampoo and conditioner that we have been able to find. We have scoured products near and far for safe hair products and these are the only winners.

But when it comes to the rest of hair products in general, we don’t have all the answers, we can only hope to arm you with the knowledge and ability to check on these things for yourself and make an educated decision on what will work best for you.

We don’t know everything yet, but we are always on the lookout for the best products for you, especially when it comes to your skin. Also, we’d love for you to reach out to us if you find a great hair product that doesn’t contain pore-clogging ingredients. We love to share good things!

Just be careful, play it safe, remember not to touch your face too much, especially after touching your hair.

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