Thank you for creating this blog, it has been very helpful!
Recently a friend told me that using hair wax causes hair loss because it plugs the hair follicles. He said to go to a hairdresser and get a stripping shampoo, I guess to get rid of any wax that may be plugging follicles. My question is, do you know anything about using hair wax and it causing hair loss?
I am not clear what your question is. If you are asking about the wax that is made from the hair follicle (sebum) which is made in every person with hair, then this does not cause hair loss for if it did, the homeless people we see on the streets (who never washed their hair and probably have considerable wax buildup) would be bald and the compulsively clean person that washes their hair many times a day would be the hairy population. Sometimes I wonder if there are less bald homeless people out there then well washed coiffured people who hold real jobs. At the least, the homeless people I see in Santa Monica (sleeping on the beach) may have less stress than those people with big house payments (with heavy debt) and we know that stress does cause hair loss (not wax or dirt).
If you mean hot wax, as used in hair removal, I would not recommend any stripping shampoo or wax that strips hair. Any reasonable chemical assault that goes after hair or wax should cause hair loss, eventually permanent.
If you are referring to the wax in grooming/styling products, then I do not believe that these will cause you any problem.