Debunking the Truth of  Dry Shampoos


Debunking the Truth of Dry Shampoos

  • 24 July 2019
  • Hair Experts @ AHS
  • 4 min. read

Dry shampoo has been a talking point amongst the young & happening people lately. It is touted to be an extraordinary product in hair care but have you ever tried to find out the truth about it? Well, here we will try and analyze the pros & cons of Dry shampoos.

For most of us, a shampoo is a shampoo & we simply select one best suited to our hair but what’s a dry shampoo? What’s the purpose & use of it? Are they beneficial to your tresses?

  • Dry shampoo is a water-free way of cleansing your hair and comes in the form of powder, paste or spray.
  • The main functionality of this product is to absorb excess oil & sebum from the roots of your hair.

Benefits of Dry Shampoo:

  • It freshens up & removes odour from your mane.
  • It needs no water to wash like normal shampoos therefore, gives ease & convenience in using anywhere & everywhere.
  • It conserves your hair styling for a longer period.
  • It helps in preserving your hair color intact for a longer period.
  • The biggest bonus of its use is it provides volume & fullness.
  • It saves time as no washing & drying is needed.

Negatives of using Dry Shampoo:

  • It does not actually clean your hair it only absorbs the oil & makes it ‘look’ cleaner.
  • It is not capable of removing the dirt, pollutant & dry skin of the scalp, so a regular use may clog the scalp.
  • Its ingredients can cause a built up & can harm the hair & follicles in the long run.
  • It uses Butane & Propane, etc. which are harmful to your health.
  • It has ingredients like Cetrimonium Chloride & Polyethylene Glycol which are toxic, irritant & allergenic.
  • Alcohol is a common ingredient in dry shampoos which helps in drawing the moisture & oil from the scalp but at the same time, it results in extreme dryness & harms the delicate strands & follicles.

Verdict of Hair Experts:

After going through the pros and cons of usage of dry shampoos the truth is laid bare in front of you. Hair experts are unanimous in limiting the use of dry shampoos. Majority of them feel that it can be sparingly used but should not replace the normal shampoo & conditioner.

Dry shampoos just mask the dirt but do not cleanse. This clogs the scalp & suffocates the follicles, finally resulting in hair loss. It may also worsen scalp problems like dandruff or itchiness.

Regular use of Dry Shampoo promotes over dryness resulting in brittle & frizzy mane. The chemicals in them are another reason why they should not be used frequently.


The best option is to go for reputed hair care products that specially cater to different hair types. Take for example AHS’s Carl Howell Hair Care Products that has a wide range of products including shampoos & conditioners, which cater to the special needs of your tresses. Such products are not only recommended by hair experts but are also formulated to give guaranteed results.

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