For the past couple of years now I’ve been trying hard to get my hair in better shape meaning less washing, less heat styling and more dry shampoo. I love a good dry shampoo to sop up any oil, refresh my hair and give it body. A dry shampoo will do all of these things however, I just stumbled upon the news that dry shampoo may not be as life-changing as I initially thought.
Say it ain’t so!
The sad truth for a dry shampoo lover like myself is that the ingredients in dry shampoo will actually smother the hair follicle. Josh Rosebrook explained this me recently and I had to change my point of view.
A buildup of product can potentially coat the scalp and create an environment where the scalp/follicle cannot breathe which might result in hair not being able to grow.
Oftentimes, dry shampoo will sit on the scalp for days at a time, extending that blow-out, yes, but also depositing chemicals onto your head via pores. Common chemicals in dry shampoo include butune, propane, rice starch which may contain pesticide residue, and fragrance- just to name a few ingredients, often there are more and of those many are chemicals with a level of toxicity I’d rather avoid.
Not to mention that dry shampoo doesn’t really clean the hair, it only masks dirt, oil and toxins which really doesn’t do hair any favors.
In comparison, washing hair every day with a pure, super gentle shampoo and using an equally clean conditioner actually helps hair thrive, stimulates the scalp, and leaves the follicle free to flourish.
I guess instead of using dry shampoo I will be wearing a hat! And when I do wash my hair (I do love a clean scalp and soft locks) I will use my Josh Rosebrook Deep Nourishing Shampoo and Deep Nourishing Conditioner -very pure and gentle. These products have been known to repair hair and help with growth which to me, is a win-win.