The Internet has been known to start a crazy rumor or two, but when you see stories about dry shampoo causing hair loss popping up again and again, you start to take notice. Could everyone’s favorite beauty essential be responsible for something so terrible? Since you can’t always trust the beauty advice you find online, we decided to consult a professional: Michael Sparks, hairstylist and co-owner of Cie Spark Salon in Malibu.
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Though the hair forums and blogs are filled with anecdotal evidence of dry shampoo-induced hair loss, the experts disagree. Sparks says he’s never seen anything of the sort, but overuse of dry shampoo can create what look like damage. “The buildup on the scalp creates the illusion of damaged hair—it becomes very dry looking,” Sparks says.