Are you busy these days in ways that differ from the past? You may be at home more but do you feel as if you have less time to get everything done? So when you hear of a shortcut, you grab it! Do you also find that you may be skipping shampooing a bit more due to the fact that you’re home more? Do you find yourself needing to do a quick spruce up for a Zoom meeting? Enter DRY SHAMPOO! Sounds ideal, right? HOWEVER… Are the rumors and concerns that dry shampoo is actually bad for your scalp and cause hair loss true?
All your friends are posting about it. Runway models swear by it for that last minute voom. It seems like the perfect remedy. As your Mother told you, just because everyone else is using it does not mean you need to! In this case, Mom was right! Honestly, it may be the worst idea to use dry shampoo and it can cause damage, and it really does not really clean your hair.
Ok, so, how does it work? You spray it onto your hair and it soaks up the natural oils from the hair. That’s how it helps to make your hair look as if you just washed it.
Hmmmm should I get up with my alarm and take the time to wash my hair or do I grab some extra sleep and just schpritz and go? No brainer, right? Wrong! It’s fine once in a while but definitely not to use regularly.
HERE IS WHAT IT DOES:
The problem is that the ease of using it creates situations where people are using it more and more. This is where the concern is. DRY SHAMPOO CAN CAUSE YOU TO LOSE YOUR HAIR!
HERE’S HOW: Dry shampoos create a buildup on the hair. This buildup makes your hair seem like it is clean, but in fact, it has a thick layer of build-up on it. This build-up inflames and blocks the hair follicles. Over time, this will damage the scalp and the follicles, making it impossible for your hair to grow naturally. Hair will start to fall out and, eventually, it can thin. People have reported having bald spots develop as a result of using too much dry shampoo.
IF YOU’RE USING DRY SHAMPOO, HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
If you are using dry shampoo products right now, here’s how to help minimize the risk.
• Not everyone will have this problem. If you are only using it a few times a month at the most, you will probably be fine.
• If you notice that your hair is thinning, stop using it. Talk to your hair stylist about properly cleaning your hair.
• If you do use it, choose a quality product. Again, do not use it often!
Dry shampoo is not a substitute for real shampoo. It cannot fix damaged hair, and it will create problems in your scalp. Avoid these complications by making an appointment with a hair professional. Discuss options for you to reduce the risk of losing hair from improper care. For a complimentary consultation to learn more about scalp care please contact our team of professionals at Hair Solutions of Long Island.