can emulsifier wax or pvp make your hair fall ?

I am making a pomade, but after added the pvp and emulsifier wax, my hair started to fall out and thinning


  • maybe waxes cause by making them heavy...

  • BobzchemistBobzchemist Member, PCF student
    I can't think of a mechanism whereby pvp and/or emulsifying wax would cause hair to fall out, unless there was considerable mechanical stress. Did you try to comb/brush your hair while you were using the pomade?
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  • Pomades aren't something I've noticed, since "antimacassar" and then the dreaded Brylcreem went out of use. Seems like an unpleasant idea to me, all that grease, surely isn't good for scalp health?
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  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    There is nothing about either of those ingredients that would cause hair to fall out or thin.  
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