Does Using Dry Shampoo Cause Hair Loss?

What you need to know about dry shampoo and hair fall. 

There has been a lot of chatter on the Internet about the link between dry shampoo and hair loss, with many women reporting that this popular product has been contributing to hair fall. As dry shampoo advocates, the news has been shocking, so we decided to take it upon ourselves to dig a little deeper.

We’re getting the lowdown on whether the use of this no-poo product really does lead to hair loss. So, does dry shampoo cause hair loss? To figure this out, we’ve enlisted the help of Senior Manager for Hair at Unilever Research & Development, Leon van Gorkom, to help shed some light on this mystery.

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What is the correct way to use dry shampoo?

Leon Van Gorkom: Spray dry shampoo on hair targeting the oily roots and all over hair. Hold the can 8-10 inches away from your hair, then spray. Make sure to shake the can before use. Work the product through with fingers and/or a brush or it can be blown out with a hairdryer.

Is there such a thing as using too much dry shampoo? When should one actually wash their hair with a traditional shampoo?

Leon Van Gorkom: Too much dry shampoo may result in visible residue. Dry shampoo does not clean as a real shampoo in the shower, so if you use it too often, eventually, hair may not look clean. It is recommended for second-day hair—not as a replacement of shampoo.

If someone who uses dry shampoo is experiencing hair loss, what could be the actual cause of hair fall?

Sometimes consumers may have an allergic reaction to the fragrance, but this is not expected. If this is a very extreme reaction, then this could lead to irritation of the scalp and severe cases result in hair loss.

Are there any common allergic reactions caused by dry shampoo?

If any, it could be from the fragrance.

Dry Shampoo and Hair Fall

We’re relieved to know that our burning “does dry shampoo cause hair loss?” concerns have been answered. Remember, dry shampoo is great for refreshing your hair, but it actually doesn’t completely take the place of your shampoo. When it’s time for a wash, skip the dry shampoo and get to rinsing and lathering! For more dry shampoo tips, check out how to use it for virtually any situation.

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