Did you know that your scalp absorbs more chemicals than other parts of your body? This is imperative to consider when choosing the types of hair products you use. With consumption and use of dry shampoo on the rise, this is even more important to take a look at. Most dry shampoos are in the form of aerosol cans, which use harmful Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG’s) to propel the product out. LPG’s, predominantly contain propane and butane, or a mix of the two. I don’t know about you, but I do not want to be spraying these gases on my scalp if this is a prime area for toxin absorption!
What’s more is that when inhaled, aerosol gases may cause headaches, mood swings, trouble breathing and nausea.
Not only that, but aerosol gases are really bad for the health of your hair. Traditional dry shampoos coat the hair follicles with LPG’s and chemicals, leaving them inflamed. This inflammation makes the follicle weaker, and can result in hair loss.
If all that wasn’t enough, did you know that 60-90% of what’s in an aerosol can is actually the propellant gasses? That means you’re only getting 10-40% of actual product!
Although shocking, aerosol cans are still being widely used in the beauty industry. Consumers of these products are unknowingly exposing themselves to these chemicals on a daily basis. Now that you know the truth, will you opt for a healthier option?