Can Dry Shampoo Cause Bald Patches?

Skipping that morning shower and reaching for dry shampoo instead could have surprisingly big consequences. DailyMail spoke with several hairdressers and trichologists who shared how dry shampoo can cause bald patches. Oh. Oh. Oh. My God. I would say don't freak out, but ...

It turns out the beloved lazy girl styling hack causes major scalp irritation if used too frequently. Celebrity hairdresser Lee Strafford explained, "[dry shampoo] contains an oil-absorbing substance to soak up the grease, but if it’s used constantly it’s going to dry out the hair and the scalp and make it flaky. If it’s left on the hair too long it can also clog up the pores, leading to spots and sore patches." Yuck.

Adding a little humor to the conversation, trichologist Iain Sallis said, "[Using it is] the human equivalent of the dust baths animals take." Can't say I've ever compared my hair maintenance routine to that of a wild boar but hey, I'll roll with it.

Fortunately, if you're suffering from irritation caused by dry shampoo, cutting back tends to clear it up really fast. Sallis claimed the key is just to not become dependent on dry shampoo and you should be OK. His main rule is: "It's fine, as long as it’s an 'as well as,' not an 'instead of' proper washing." Ugh, fine. Looks I'll be waking up an extra half hour earlier from now on.

If you're a lazy fashionista like me, maybe trade out your dry shampoo most of the time for one of these three foolproof styles below.

1. Low Pony

Low ponytails can hide greasy strands perfectly.

2. Loose Braid

The more unwashed your hair, the better the braid it will create.

3. Top Knot

Top knots can hold a lot of secrets, like how long it's been since you've washed your hair...

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