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Shampoos to use for Oily thin hair




I have recently had a hair transplant done and it's now been 8 weeks. I had 1600 grafts implanted at the temple area and vertex area (500 grafts at vertex). NowI have lost most of the implant hairs (see pictures attached) but have been told this is a part of the process. Im trying not to worry but I guess being a human you will naturally!

In the mean time I wanted to ask that I have very oily skin and have been washing my hair daily with a small amount of the yellow baby shampoo. It contains the bad product of SLS but wanted to know if this is harmful to the new implanted hair.

Also if so, what is the best shampoo to use for an oily scalp?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.


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Sodium laureth sulfate (SLS) is a common detergent and surfactant found in many soaps, shampoos, and other types of personal hygiene products. Logically, products designed to clean the hair and skin should not include any sort of follicle damaging elements.


However, a quick internet search reveals a number of individuals claiming that Sodium laureth sulfate is highly acidic and can actually attach and damage hair follicles. Knowing this, it is logical to wonder whether or not Sodium Laureth sulfate can actually cause follicular damage.


So, can SLS damage hair follicles and cause accelerated hair loss?


Simply stated: no, Sodium laureth sulfate does not cause hair loss or follicular damage when used in personal hygiene products.


This common hair loss myth arose from individuals misinterpreting the concentration of Sodium laureth sulfate in hygiene products like shampoo and soap. Because of its acidic properties, SLS is utilized, in very high concentrations, in a variety of household and industrial cleaning products. At these concentrations, SLS could cause a variety of medical conditions, including hair loss and hair follicle damage.


However, the concentrations of SLS utilized in shampoo and soap products are specially diluted ("watered down") to utilize the cleansing properties of the element without causing personal harm. In other words, Sodium laureth sulfate does not cause hair loss or follicle damage.


I hope this helps!


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