There’s been a lot of talk online recently about dry shampoo, and it’s not all good. Dry shampoo is a great option for refreshing your red locks between washes. It adds texture and volume and can help create hold in clean hair that’s hard to style. The rumor is that using dry shampoo can actually cause hair loss, so we looked into it.
What causes hair loss?
Hair loss and thinning of the hair can happen for a number of reasons. Two of the main reasons are age and scalp health. Age is something we can’t do anything about, but scalp health is. Keeping our scalp healthy will ensure thicker, stronger, healthier red hair, and dry shampoo could be reducing your scalp health.
How can dry shampoo impact scalp health?
Washing your hair helps to rid your scalp of bacteria, dirt, oils, and other build-ups. When you use dry shampoo, instead of washing your hair, you’re adding another layer of product onto an already dirty scalp. Additionally, too much dry shampoo can clog your pores causing scalp irritation and even breakouts.
Do I need to stop using dry shampoo?
No! You don’t need to stop using dry shampoo, but you do need to understand when to use it and remember to maintain healthy hygiene habits. Dry shampoo should only be used 1-2 times per week and should not be used in place of regular hair washing on a daily basis. It’s best to wash your hair within 24 hours of using dry shampoo and use it sparingly. It’s also best to opt for dry shampoo without alcohol and fragrances because those will further dry and damage your hair.
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Rock it like a Redhead!