Answering a hair care question is the best way to find the answer, according to Dr. David B. Johnson, president of the American Academy of Hairdressers.
Johnson, who is a licensed dermatologist, told Business Insider that while men’s hair care products are often touted as being better for their skin, they may not be better for your hair.
For example, Johnson said that some of the products are designed to treat skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea.
The problem is that the ingredients in these products may be toxic and potentially harmful, according a study by Johnson published in the American Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.
In fact, Johnson pointed out that many of the hair care brands touted as safe to use by women also contain potentially harmful ingredients like benzyl alcohol, which can lead to skin cancer.
Johnson said that it is important to understand that some men’s products may not offer the best results for your scalp.
For example, the products may contain chemical ingredients, like propylene glycol, which is not FDA-approved for hair care.
Johnson noted that the FDA does require certain chemical ingredients for cosmetic use, but it is unclear how the agency rules for haircare products.
While hair care has been around for millennia, Johnson also pointed out there are several types of products available today.
Johnson said you should take the time to read all the labels and look at the ingredients that are listed on the bottle.
If you’re not sure what to look for, Johnson suggested using a hair coloring app like ColorAble to find what your product is made of.
In addition, Johnson stressed that it may be helpful to talk to a hair stylist to help you decide if a hair products product is the right one for you.
Johnson pointed out to Business Insider how hair care can have a positive impact on your skin and your hair texture, as well as your overall well-being.
Johnson also told Business Insiders that there are many other benefits to taking the time out of your day to check out the latest trends and products.
He said you can also check out online beauty products to find new products that are designed specifically for men.