Does Dry Shampoo Cause Hair Loss?
Washing your hair can be a chore and not everyone has the hair type that is ideal for daily washing. This is where dry shampoo comes in handy. Just sprinkle or spray it on your scalp and voila! No more grease and hair odor. This may seem like a magic product, and many have sworn by its amazing use. However, not all experiences are the same. Some people claimed that it caused them to lose their hair! Read on to know what dry shampoo is and the pros and cons of using it.
What is Dry Shampoo?
Dry shampoo, a quick fix for greasy hair, is usually made of starch, clay, and alcohol. It varies from powder form to aerosol spray and is formulated to absorb extra oil from the scalp. Although it is called “dry shampoo,” it is NOT actually a shampoo. It does, however, provide somewhat the same benefits.
The alcohol or starch from the dry shampoo soaks up dirt and extra oil to give volume and cover the greasiness of your hair. This is ideal for when you get out of a sweaty workout at the gym or for when you don’t want to wash your hair but need a quick refresher. What are the pros of using dry shampoo?
- Gives your hair a clean look
- Provide extra volume
- Reduces scalp odor and delivers a fresh scent
- Easy and convenient solution for when you don’t have the time to wash your hair
- Suitable for all hair types
Does Dry Shampoo Cause Hair Loss?
The most common question everyone asks is if dry shampoo can cause hair loss. The popular saying “too much of everything is bad” applies to this situation. Experts say using dry shampoo should be minimized to no more than twice a week. Although it provides oil absorbing and hair refreshing benefits, it is not a permanent alternative to washing your hair and an abused use may lead to poor scalp health and hair loss.
Here are some tips on how you can continue to enjoy using dry shampoo without permanently damaging your hair and causing hair to fall:
Tip #1: Limit use to 2 times a week and not more than 3 consecutive months.
Tip #2: Apply it only to the oily parts of the scalp.
Tip #3: Make sure to wash your hair on days you don’t use a dry shampoo to cleanse your scalp.
Tip #4: Avoid fragrances and synthetic ingredients.
Tip #5: Try a DIY dry shampoo using arrowroot powder.
Dry Shampoo vs Regular Hair Wash
Dry shampoo is a good alternative for those days when you do not have time to wash your hair, but it is not a regular shampoo replacement. It is important to know how to balance the use of dry shampoo and how setting a hair wash schedule is essential for your scalp health. Although they have some similarities, they differ in a lot of ways.
Regular shampoo removes dirt and oil buildup preventing your pores from being clogged and stops oil and bacteria buildup. On another hand, dry shampoo absorbs the oil on your scalp, but it does not cleanse it. Think of it as a temporary cover to mask the oil but leaves residue and dirt on the scalp. You are concealing the grease and odor but not getting rid of it. Therefore, regularly washing your hair is important. Shampoos have clarifying properties that sweep dirt and grime away, leaving you with healthy hair follicles. Regularly shampooing and conditioning can also stimulate healthy hair growth.
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