Hair Loss

Gasp! Does dry shampoo cause hair loss?

Gasp!  Does dry shampoo cause hair loss?

Dry shampoo has a bad reputation for clogging hair follicles and causing hair loss. Just the other day, Proctor and Gamble recalled 32 dry shampoo and aerosol products from brands such as Pantene, Aussie, Herbal Essences, etc. But is our gym really that bad? We reached out to Dr. Steven Shapiroboard-certified dermatologist and co-founder of Shapiro MDwho shares his thoughts on dry shampoo and what you should do instead of spraying.

So, does dry shampoo cause hair loss?

Our real question is: does dry shampoo cause hair loss? “Dry shampoo can be used occasionally when you’re in a bind, but I wouldn’t recommend making it a habit,” says Dr. Shapiro. “Too much dry shampoo can lead to poor scalp health, which can lead to hair loss. For example, too much dry shampoo can clog your hair follicles. This can lead to folliculitis, a fungal infection where your hair is not not firmly rooted in your hair follicle.When you have a condition like folliculitis, your hair is much more likely to fall out.Ouch!

It also turns out that all that powder can build up on your scalp. “Additionally, regular use of dry shampoo in place of regular shampoo can lead to flaky buildup on your scalp. It can also lead to inflammation of the scalp, one of the main culprits of hair loss. undesirable,” he continues.

The list of reasons why you might need to break up with your dry shampoo goes on. “Last but not least, dry shampoos (especially those that come in spray cans) often contain alcohol, which can be very drying to your hair. This can make your hair more susceptible to breakage and splitting, making it look thinner and less healthy overall.

Dry shampoo is culprit because it doesn’t actually clean the hair, despite its name. “While normal shampoo and water remove oil and buildup, dry shampoo hides it temporarily. Dry shampoos typically use starch and alcohol to absorb excess oil in your hair, which makes it less noticeable,” says Dr. Shapiro.

Should you wash your hair more then?

Instead of delaying wash day, lather up — your scalp and hair will appreciate it. “When it comes to washing your hair, the idea that ‘less is more’ simply isn’t true. Although you should avoid washing your hair multiple times a day, use shampoo every day or every other day.The trick is to use a gentle, nourishing shampoo.

According to Dr. Shapiro, frequent washing is best. “I actually believe in washing your hair every day or every other day,” he explains.

Instead of relying on dry shampoo as an all-purpose fixative, “you want to use a gentle but effective shampoo that doesn’t contain harsh detergents called sulfates. Shapiro MD Shampoo uses gentle cleansing agents like coconut oil to remove oil, dirt and buildup from your scalp without stripping it of essential moisture. This makes it ideal for everyday use.

Ultimately, the best way to keep hair strong and growing is to invest in good products. “If your hair is thinning or you’re looking to prevent future hair loss, upgrading your shampoo is a great way to start. After all, washing your hair is something you would do anyway. Change of formula won’t lengthen or complicate your usual routine.We developed Shapiro MD shampoo with saw palmetto, caffeine and green tea extract.These ingredients have been shown to block the effects of dihydrotestosterone ( or DHT), a hormone that retards healthy hair growth.

THIS shampoo is a hair crystal.