Dry shampoo is a total game-changer when it comes to reviving greasy, lifeless hair. But with two main types to choose from - powder and aerosol - it can be tough to decide which is the best fit for your hair and lifestyle. Don't worry, we've got you covered with the lowdown on both types of dry shampoos.
Powder Dry Shampoo
Powder dry shampoo is a fine, talc-like substance that you apply to the roots of your hair directly, or with a brush or powder puff. It absorbs excess oil, adds volume, and can even revive second-day hair. A natural dry shampoo such as our Drop Dead Gorgeous Dry Shampoo powder are sustainable, healthier and toxic-free.
A drawback of powder dry shampoo is that it may be messier than spray dry shampoo to apply. Powder dry shampoo is perfect for oily hair types and those who don't mind getting a little messy in the name of fabulous hair.
Powder dry shampoo is a fine powder that is applied to the roots of the hair. It absorbs excess oil and adds volume to the hair. Powder dry shampoo is a great option for those with oily hair, as it is very effective at removing excess oil and grease. It can also be used to refresh and revive second-day hair, giving it added volume and texture.
Aerosol Dry Shampoo
Aerosol dry shampoo, on the other hand, is a quick and easy spray-on product that works by releasing a fine mist of dry shampoo onto your roots. It absorbs excess oil and adds volume, making it great for fine or thin hair. But watch out - aerosol dry shampoo comes with its own set of drawbacks.
For starters, it can be harmful to the environment due to its use of chemical propellants like propane or butane. Inhaling the fine mist can also irritate your respiratory system and lead to coughing, sneezing, and breathing difficulties.
One of the main risks of using aerosol products, including aerosol dry shampoo, is the potential for exposure to benzene. Benzene is a chemical solvent that is commonly used as a propellant in aerosol products. It is classified as a human carcinogen and has been linked to a variety of health issues, including leukemia and other cancers.
In October 2022, Unilever has recalled multiple brands of dry shampoo sprays due to benzene contamination. Check if your dry shampoo has been recalled.
And let's not forget the risk of fires caused by improper use or proximity to heat sources.
So which is better?
So which is the best dry shampoo option for you - powder or aerosol? It ultimately comes down to personal preference and the needs of your hair. Powder dry shampoo is perfect for oily hair types and those who don't mind getting a little messy. Aerosol dry shampoo is great for those who are short on time and have fine or thin hair, but be aware of the potential risks. If you're concerned about the environmental impact or potential health risks of aerosol products, you may want to consider using a powder dry shampoo or a non-aerosol alternative.
In addition to the risks associated with benzene exposure, aerosol dry shampoo also has the potential environmental impacts and inhalation risks discussed in the previous response. If you are concerned about the potential health risks or environmental impacts of aerosol products, you may want to consider using a powder dry shampoo or a non-aerosol alternative such as Handmade Heroes Drop Dead Gorgeous Dry Shampoo. It is available in two shades: For Light Hair Blonde and For Medium to Dark Hair Brunette.