Mold is sneaky! And it might be in your hair.
Team CitriSafe
January 26, 2021

Mold Grows Anywhere…Even in Your Hair and Skin

When people think of where mold grows they often consider places like windows, roof leaks, wallpaper, or carpet, but what they don’t consider is it can also grow on your skin or hair. Mold needs three things to grow, a food source, a water source, and a warm temperature. The body is an optimal place for mold to grow because of high body temperatures, slightly porous skin, and moisture. Have you ever thought that you could have mold in your hair?

Water + Humidity + Confined Space = Mold Heaven

Because mold is sneaky, you may find yourself in a situation where you have been exposed to mold and be unaware.  One of the most apparent places mold grows in your home is the bathroom because of the high humidity and confined space. Have your shower bottles ever grown mildew from sitting in the shower? If so, you are inadvertently transferring the mold spores to your hair and body. Even if you have squeaky clean products, the moisture from showers often hangs around in the bathroom after you’ve left, circulating mold spores into the air you breathe. So yes, you can have mold in your hair. Read more about it here: Understand Mold.

Even in your clean shower, moisture can hang around in the bathroom, circulating mold spores into the air you breathe.

How Concerned Should You Be?

The best way to know if you have a mold issue is to test rooms and areas for mold. CirtiSafe Mold Testing Kits are an economical option. If your enviornment has mold, you likely have mold on your skin and hair. The following conditions can help you gauge the likelihood of a mold issue on your skin or hair : 


Likely factors:

  • Recent exposure to a known moldy environment
  • Excessive moisture and humidity in your home’s air

Possible, if you often do any of the following:

  • Incomplete drying of your body
  • Incomplete rinsing or drying your hair
  • Inadequate shampoo frequency
  • Going to bed for the night with wet hair

Deal with Mold on Your Hair and Skin… Naturally

Getting you back to normal after mold exposure and mold sickness is what CitriSafe is all about, and to that end, we’ve created a product and a step-by-step protocol to help you get mold under control on your hair and skin—without resorting to harsh chemicals. Follow the link below for a detailed look and how and when to use Remedy Shampoo and Body Wash. May your skin and hair be squeaky clean and free of mold.


  1. Jackie Marshall

    Will Mold change the texter of your hair? I know I have mold in the house, I am a Cosmetologist I haven’t ever seen do what mine has done. I had good hair. Now it’s hard and tangled when I comb it, it just comes out. Hope you can help.

    • John W.

      Although the reactions to various molds are different for each person, we have seen many hair related effects from mold exposure. These include hair falling out (probably the most common), hair becoming more brittle, Psoriasis on the scalp, etc. Use of our shampoo is helpful, but the most important thing you can do is to stop breathing the mold.


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