5 Dire Claims Made Against Dry Shampoo, Investigated

Up until a few months ago, I never loved my hair more than on the second or third day of using dry shampoo. It had this amazing volume and gritty texture that I could never achieve on the days that I actually washed and styled it. In fact, if I had an event coming up, I'd plan to wash my hair a day or two before so that it had that beachy, tousled, voluminous look. Suffice it to say I was a bit of dry-shampoo addict—a hoarder, even. I owned more cans (and travel-size cans for my handbag and desk, of course) than I could keep track of.

But my love affair with dry shampoo was tarnished after attending an event with Rita Hazan (hair colorist to Beyoncé, among many other stars), who told Byrdie in the firmest of tones that she hates dry shampoo. Her reasoning? It's terrible for your hair. It was jarring to hear someone so prominent in the industry condemn a product that I thought was a styling godsend. Then came other claims in the media that dry shampoo can cause you to lose your hair, among many other harrowing accusations. Was there any truth to this? As a dry-shampoo devotee, I had to find out.

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This post was originally published on May 16, 2016.