Is dry shampoo bad for your hair?
Dry shampoo is not new, but it recently started popping up on every girl’s bathroom shelf again. It’s a dream come true product for anyone who doesn’t have the time to shower and wash their hair every day (because who cares how you smell as long as your hair doesn’t look greasy, right?). But is dry shampoo bad for our luscious locks?
However convenient it may be, using it daily could be damaging your hair. So make sure you read this before you skip the shampoo and conditioner for the fourth day in a row. (These are some of the other worst things you can do for your hair.)
Here’s what dry shampoo is actually doing to your hair
Oil and dirt build up at the roots of your hair every day, so it would make sense to use a dry shampoo in between washes. It is meant to absorb that oil and make your hair look fresh, dry, and full. But, it’s might not actually be helping your hair to remove the buildup of oil and dirt. Some suspect that dry shampoo only smothers it.
In order for your hair to stay healthy, the impurities need to be removed from your scalp through a proper wash so that the hair follicle can breathe.
Not only does dry shampoo clog the hair follicle, but it also absorbs the natural oils that your scalp needs to be healthy. The oil should be removed with water and soap to remain healthy, not masked with dry shampoo.
If you continue to use dry shampoo regularly over a long time, the build-up could become so bad that it might cause hair loss and stunted growth. You may notice that your hair doesn’t have the same healthy bounce or nice shine that it used to. And while being bald is actually scientifically proven to make you more attractive, we suggest that you hop in the shower more often to give your hair the cleaning it deserves.
Not sure if you’re using the right dry shampoo? This guide will put those hair issues to rest.
Originally published as The Hidden Danger of Dry Shampoo You Need to Be Worried About on ReadersDigest.com.