Dry shampoos are widely used even before they hit the market. As expected with this came a lot of Hacks and opinions on when and how to get the best result when using these shampoos.
They do work effectively, but the thing that is often left out are the risks that follow.
How Often Can You Use Dry Shampoo
It is advised to only use Dry shampoo 1 – 2 times per week. This is enough to push back your wash day, without causing any real damage to your hair and scalp.
Can You Use Dry Shampoo Everyday
Using dry shampoo on a daily basis can cause a negative impact on both your scalp and your hair’s health. It is recommended not to use it every day. Despite its name, dry shampoo doesn’t actually clean hair, but rather adds starchy buildup to absorb oils.
What Happens If You Overuse Dry Shampoo
Now if you are constantly applying shampoo when your hair is either clean or oily, you’re just suffocating the scalp. Without the necessary intake of oxygen, it could lead to scalp problems which are not good for healthy hair growth.
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When To Use Dry Shampoo
Dry shampoo’s main purpose is to absorb the natural oils and moisture from our hair and scalp. So, the best time to use dry shampoo is when your hair is greasy and can’t afford to wash it then, simply apply your dry shampoo and push back your wash day.
Persons claim to have better experiences when applying dry shampoo the night before. As it gives enough time to work its way in, giving them better results as compared to using it before heading out.
Should You Use Dry Shampoo On Clean Hair
We do not recommend using dry shampoo on clean hair. Being clean means our scalp and hair are free from oils and other build-ups. Provided it’s the only time our hair and scalp get to breathe.
Do You Use Dry Shampoo Before Or After Showering
Using of dry shampoo is not determined by anything other than your hair oiliness. But to answer this question.
If you’re heading out it would be advised to use dry shampoo before showering as this gives it enough time to absorb moisture, and get your hair less greasy for styling.
If you are preparing for the day after and want to apply it overnight. You could apply it either before or after your night shower.
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What Happens If You Use Dry Shampoo Too Often
Using dry shampoo is completely safe until you become addicted and start misusing it. Even if you are washing your hair regularly, overusing these shampoos can lead to:
1 – Thinning of Hair Strands
The chemicals that are constantly put on our hair from these shampoos, it could cause our hair to become very dry, and even destroy its protective barrier leading to thinning of hair.
2 – Lead to Dry Hair and Scalp
Dry shampoos contain alcohol and other drying ingredients. Now repeatedly applying it to the scalp, can lead to drying out too much of the natural oils. Leaving us with Dried scalps and hair.
3 – Hair Fallout
Due to our scalp becoming dry and unhealthy, it is now unable to provide a healthy foundation for our follicles. Follicles will become weak over time and end up falling out. Hence hair loss.
4 – Dandruff and Scaly Scalp
Dry shampoo consists of harsh and drying ingredients. When these are constantly put onto your scalp even with regular wash. It will eventually dry out too much natural oil, leaving the scalp scaly and with dandruff.
5 – Irritation
You may experience irritation like itching and even burning sensations, this is due to the dryness and unhealthiness of how your scalp has become.
6 – Stunt growth and Hair Breakage
Harsh chemicals will cause your hair to break very easily and even lead to stunt growth.
7 – Bacteria and Folliculitis
Dry shampoo will eventually clog your pores and even lead to plaque build-ups. This is going to increase the risks of bacteria breeding, causing pimples that may develop into a folliculitis problem.
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