Does Listerine Cause Hair Loss?


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Robert Schatten Profile
Robert Schatten answered
Listerine mouthwash does not cause hair loss. It can actually be used to relieve the symptoms of some scalp diseases. Sufferers of psoriasis (a burning and itching scalp rash) often use Listerine along the hairline to relieve itching and to give a cooling effect. Listerine is also recommended by individuals who have oily hair. Conditioning your hair with a few caps of the mouthwash after shampooing can help control the grease in your hair and give you soft hair that is not oily. 

There are four main types of hair loss; male-pattern baldness, alopecia areata, scarring alopecia and telogen effluvium. Male-pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss and is not just restricted to men. Male and female pattern baldness follow a pattern of receding hairline before a thinning of the hair on the crown and temples. The type of hair loss is linked to the male testosterone hormone ‘dihydrotestosterone’.

Alopecia areata can occur at any age but will mostly affect teenagers and young adults. These patches of baldness that may come and go are normally developed before a yound adult turns 20. It is a problem that is thought to be caused by a weakness in the immune system. Currently, there is no treatment but normally the hair will grow back after a year.

Scarring alopecia usually occurs as a complication of other conditions. In this type of hair loss the hair follicle is completely destroyed and can never grow back. Scarring alopecia can be caused by scleroderma, lichen planus or shingles. The final type of hair loss, telogen effluvium, is reasonably common and improves at the best rate. Telogen effluvium normally occurs as a reaction to stress of medication and hair is shed from the scalp. The hair will usually grow back as normal without treatment after a few months.
Arthur Wright Profile
Arthur Wright answered
Nope,not that I ever heard of before
Julia Rachels Profile
Julia Rachels answered

Hmm, I never heard of this. Hair loss usually caused by stress and genetics or improper diet. And i heard about Listerine can help hair loss? I'm not sure if it is true. I just only heard about it.

Jordan Mark Profile
Jordan Mark answered

According to my humble opinion ,listerine doesn't causes for hair loss.There are many other facts such like poor diet, stress cause hair loss.There are hair loss remedies, through which you can get more home remedies for stop hair loss also regrowing you hair,and cure your hair instantly

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