Hair Loss Creams and Cancer
If you are a victim of hair loss, you may have tried everything to cure your condition. You may have experimented with hair transplants, various heavy-duty medications, or over-the-counter gels, all in vain. You may think that your next step should be to try one of the thousands of hair care creams that are currently on the market, not knowing that this may be a deadly mistake.
Recent studies have suggested that there is a link between certain chemicals in hair growth products and different forms of cancer. Even in small concentrations, some of the creams you have been applying to your scalp could put you in danger for a variety of life-threatening illnesses.
If you want to avoid the risk of cancer, there are a few chemicals that you can look for specifically. These ingredients listed below are frequently used in creams and are currently being investigated as causes of cancer:
Parabens – These chemicals mimic estrogen but are very harmful when presented in excess, even in parts of the body that they were not directly applied. Breast cancer is one illness that is highly linked to high amounts of paraben – yet it is found in most hair creams, conditioners, and shampoos. Always look for “paraben-free” hair growth creams.
Formaldehyde – Many hair colors and products intended for hair growth contain formaldehyde (classified internationally as a carcinogen). Not only can this cause asthma-like symptoms, but there is also research that suggests that it may cause premature balding and lung cancer if inhaled or applied in large doses.
Triclosan – Though not as often found in hair growth creams, triclosan is another chemical found in a lot of hair products known to cause cancer. Not only should you keep triclosan away from hair, but you should also try to avoid it in your deodorant and toothpaste as well.
Shopping for hair growth creams is not only expensive but can be dangerous. Luckily, there is a solution that requires no repetitive applications and no harsh chemicals. Scalp micropigmentation is an easy, long-lasting procedure, available at Hairline Ink. By applying our special, safe pigment, we are able to give the look of real 3D hair follicles.
Hairline Ink is here to help you get your self-confidence back. Call us today at 585-250-0835 or visit our homepage for more details about how we can help you with your hair loss.