Is Dry Shampoo Bad For You?

For the longest time, dry shampoo has been an important staple in my beauty cabinet. I have colored (balayage) hair so I don't like to wash it everyday to maintain the vibrant color. Unfortunately, more info has surfaced claiming that dry shampoo has some negative effects. 

The overuse of dry shampoo can leave the scalp dry and flaky because the powder soaks up the natural oils. To avoid this, hair experts advise rotating between dry shampoo and actual shampoo a few times a week to avoid dandruff. Sadly, recent scientific studies have shown that dry shampoo can create real hair (and scalp) damage. 

“If it’s left on the hair too long it can also clog up the pores, leading to spots and sore patches,” celebrity hairstylist Lee Stafford told the Daily Mail. Oh no!

On the bright side,  hair damage is only extensive if you use dry shampoo too frequently. Jezebel explored the question of whether dry shampoo causes hair loss and found that, while it doesn't necessarily cause balding from the scalp, it can lead to excess breakage when you don't shampoo and condition as often. "Dry shampoo will not cause hair loss from the scalp, though it can sometimes lead to breakage due to tangling," hair loss expert Dr. David Kingsley explained to Jezebel.

The verdict?  You don't have to toss your dry shampoo and don't dose it on either. Just use it in moderation with a spray at the roots. Don't forget to rotate your dry shampoo routine with a great wash and deep condition your strands.