Could dry shampoo make your hair fall out?


Dry shampoo is like a magic wand for the busy people. It’s also very helpful invention for those, who can’t face their oily, dirty and greasy hair and can’t wash their hair daily.

If you have greasy hair then you just need to sprinkle the dry shampoo on your scalp. Dry shampoo is a superfine powder suspended in the spray. This spray helps to absorb your scalp oil due to which your hair looks dirty and greasy. And makes your hair fresh and clean.

Oatmeal and Corn Starch as a Dry Shampoo:

Using a powder to clean the scalp oil is absolutely a new idea. In past, women use cornstarch and even oatmeal so that their hair doesn’t look greasy. But dry shampoos are popular nowadays and are very harmful to the scalp skin because of its ingredients.

Ingredients of a Dry Shampoo:

Dry shampoos contain:

  • powdered rice protein
  • tapioca starch
  • Even clay in the aerosol form.

Dry Shampoo vs. Shampoo:

Dry shampoo isn’t a right name of it because a shampoo helps to clean the scalp and hair using a combination of detergent-type ingredients. These help to break down and to remove dirt present in the scalp.

Whereas dry shampoo doesn’t work like this. It only absorbs the scalp oil so that hair doesn’t look greasy.

According to Hair Specialist:

Dry shampoo doesn’t clean the hair and scalp. It’s just a cosmetic product so it’s very important to wash your hair twice a week instead of the dry shampoo regular use.

Just like if you put a lot of makeup on your face but didn’t wash your face the night before going to bed. The next day your face skin will be dry and irritated.

Similar is the phenomena with your hair. If you use dry shampoo on a daily basis then it can cause numerous kind of health problems. Your scalp skin will become dry, irritated and will look disgusting.

So it’s highly recommended to wash your hair twice a week instead of using dry shampoo daily. Overuse of dry shampoo can lead to a deterioration of your scalp health.

Overuse of Dry Shampoo:

  • Dry shampoo can block pores present on your scalp
  • Can cause irritation
  • Scaling
  • Can also lead to seborrhoea dermatitis
  • Your scalp skin will become red
  • Flaky
  • Inflamed

Dry Shampoo can also cause Hair Loss:

Overuse of dry shampoo can tighten your scalp. Due to which your hair follicles become compressed, leading to a change in your hair diameter. And eventually, your hair follicles become inflamed and damaged. This leads your hair to fall out prematurely.

Seek a Hair Specialist Help:

If you were unaware of the fact that dry shampoo can be too dangerous and can cause hair loss. But now, you have ruined your scalp skin badly. Then instead of wasting more time, seek a hair specialist help in time before it’s too late.

Visit a Trichologist at the Hair Transplant Centre:

Visit a trichologist at the hair transplant clinic. He will thoroughly go through your scalp condition and then will inform you the severity of it.

In the end, if your scalp condition is still treatable with the help of medications then he may recommend you to use certain medications.

But if your scalp and hair are damaged to an extreme level then he may recommend you to get a hair loss treatment in Abu Dhabi from Hair Transplant Dubai Clinic.


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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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