What Is Dry Shampoo?
Using dry shampoo is appealing and a time saver for some. It has become phenomenally popular in recent years. When shopping for dry shampoo, knowing what it is made of is very important. Some dry shampoos are formulated with potentially toxic ingredients that are bad when you inhale them or when the chemicals are absorbed by your scalp. Some of the conventional dry shampoos contain BHT, aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, butane, coumarin and synthetic fragrance or parfum. These harmful ingredients are what you inhale because dry shampoos are made from powder substances that you spray on. You definitely don’t want to be inhaling synthetic chemicals that have been found to cause serious health problems such as brain and nervous system damage.
Natural Dry Shampoo Is Safer
The good old traditional way of washing hair with water and shampoo rinses odor, dirt and sebum (hair natural oil) away. On the contrary, dry shampoo absorbs sebum and dirt which is then brushed out. When it comes to choosing a dry shampoo, choosing a natural organic product is healthier. Here why: Natural dry shampoos are of only natural ingredients to neutralize odor and absorb dirt and oil using rice starch, corn starch and baking soda. The cheaper and more commercial dry shampoos are made from synthetic chemicals that are super long and unpronounceable such as Butylphenyl Methylpropional (banned and/or restricted chemical fragrances in some countries), Octenylsuccinate (aluminum starch), and alcohol. You definitely don’t want to be inhaling these dangerous chemicals that can lead to developmental and reproductive toxicity.
Lulu Organics Dry Shampoo
One of the few and best natural dry shampoo is Lulu Organics Hair powder which comes in 4 light scents. The ingredients are simple and certified organic:
*organic corn starch
*white clay, baking soda
*organic rice powder
*organic horsetail powder
*USDA Organic & Oregon Tilth Certified Organic
If you must use dry shampoo for whatever personal reasons, be sure to review the ingredients label to make sure that the product is safe and made from natural ingredients.