I've heard it mentioned multiple times (especially by hair dressers) that using (or not washing properly out before going to bed) hair care products such as hair wax, gel, etc. leads to or accelerates hair loss for men. Is there any truth to such claims?

And some links to some claims: https://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments/e---h/hair-loss/who-gets-causes http://www.nicehair.org/your-questions/does-hair-gel-cause-hair-loss

  • Can you find some examples of this claim online? Best would be widely read sites (not random Facebook or Twitter posts). One of this site's requirements is that claims should be notable, and hearsay isn't sufficient. – Nate Eldredge Sep 21 '15 at 17:00
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    Seems like all questions are about Donald Trump today. – DJClayworth Sep 21 '15 at 17:03
  • @NateEldredge If you google for this you can find the claim reiterated "all over" the Internet. It is hearsay I suppose, and I assume it is a myth, but it would be nice to see if there were any actual studies trying to answer the question. – user1049697 Sep 21 '15 at 17:12
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    I understand. The practice on this site is that you, the asker, do the googling, and include in your question links to the most prominent sources you found. – Nate Eldredge Sep 21 '15 at 17:50

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