Hi Dr. Rassman,
I have been using Batiste Dry Shampoo Dark Brown for a few months. I noticed that shedding has increased since then. I’m not sure if I am just experiencing a heavy shed due to MBP (i have been slowly thinning for 10 years) or if this stuff is actually aggravating my hair loss. It’s too bad if the dry shampoo is causing it, because it makes a great concealer and adds body to my thin hair. At any rate, it is noticeably thinner in just a matter of a month or two.
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I generally like to separate the issues before me and organize them.
If you are shedding, it almost certainly has to do with genetic hair loss (which you say you have). The shampoo you use will have no impact on the shedding, as the cause of genetic hair loss impacts the hair below the skin. As you use different shampoos and conditioners, the hairs that are damaged might be impacted with an apparent shed, but that can only be seen on a daily basis. Over a long term time period, the hair loss more reflects the genetic condition rather than the daily issues of shedding.
Take whatever feedback you sense, apply common sense, and react accordingly.