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    Default Surely dry shampoo sprays are as damaging as hairspray?

    It's something i've been thinking over for a while.
    Having read this http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/...e&articleid=79 some time ago i've learned just how drying the alcohol and harsh chemicals in hair spray can be for your hair. Surely dry hair spray such as batiste has the same effects? I was just curious for an answer as i know a few people here use such products.
    ( i'm not critisising anyone in the slightest what works for some doesn't for others etc etc.. )

    Thank you.
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    Default Re: Surely dry shampoo sprays are as damaging as hairspray?

    I'm not sure. I think many of them act more like an aerosolized powder so maybe not. Not a clue though, so it's just a guess.

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    Default Re: Surely dry shampoo sprays are as damaging as hairspray?

    Quote Originally Posted by manderly View Post
    I'm not sure. I think many of them act more like an aerosolized powder so maybe not. Not a clue though, so it's just a guess.
    I'm unsure since i don't use them myself.
    I know obviously the use of coco powder or baking soda isn't damaging as it isn't coating the hair.

    I just figured that the sprays coat the hair in the same way the dry shampoos do. Hmm
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    Default Re: Surely dry shampoo sprays are as damaging as hairspray?

    Dry shampoos can be just as drying as hairspray, but the one big difference is that they don't have the polymers that make the cuticles of your hair stick together. So they don't cause the kind of mechanical damage that can result from too much hairspray; that's the kind of damage that is shown in the photos in Nightshade's article. Dryness is reversible, mechanical damage is not.

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    Default Re: Surely dry shampoo sprays are as damaging as hairspray?

    Dry shampoos are powders and clays and such. Don't think they can be likened to hairspray?

    As for alcohol, there are good, fatty alcohols that don't harm the hair, you just need to make sure you have the right ones. Some good ones are: Lauryl alcohol, Cetyl alcohol, Myristyl alcohol, Stearyl alcohol, Cetearyl alcohol and Behenyl alcohol.
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    Default Re: Surely dry shampoo sprays are as damaging as hairspray?

    Thanks once again for clearing that up for me.

    This site is so knowledgable.
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    Default Re: Surely dry shampoo sprays are as damaging as hairspray?

    That is a good question, and it prompted me to get out the bottle of Klorane that I keep at the office. It was my emergency solution when I started CO-washing and had oily scalp days (fyi, I'm mainly CWC now... stupid oily scalp!).

    I don't remember it being too drying, but then I only used it near the scalp/roots. However, it would build up on the scalp something fierce and make my sebum issues even worse. I don't whether the alcohols are "good" or "bad", but based on the following ingredients (and the strong scent), I think I'll just toss the tiny amount remaining. Thanks for bringing this up!

    Klorane Gentle Shampoo with Oat Milk 3.2 oz ingredients:
    Butane, Propane, Isobutane, Rice Starch, SD Alcohol 39-C, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Oat Kernal Oil, Cyclodextrin, Cyclomethicone, Fragrance, Isopropyl Myristate, Silica

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    Default Re: Surely dry shampoo sprays are as damaging as hairspray?

    I regularly use the Batiste dry shampoo and don't find it drying and I don't get build up off it. I've never read the ingredients, but the can is right by me so:

    Butane, Isobutane, propane, rice starch, alcohol denat, parfum, limonene, linalool, distearyldimonium chloride, cetrimonium chloride, CI77491, CI77499

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    Hairspray is a bother for me because I don't like brushing it out. I prefer to just CO wash it out then CWC before I brush my hair again! It's easier to just not use hairspray.

    I don't tend to get dry hair so much as I get oily hair so I am totally sure this is a YMMV case, like everything.
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    Default Re: Surely dry shampoo sprays are as damaging as hairspray?

    I actually use dry conditioner and it seems to make my hair softer, but I have to be careful to wait for it to dry before putting my hair up- otherwise it gets the kinks and snarls that my hair gets when I put it up wet. Otherwise, it's very good
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    Default Re: Surely dry shampoo sprays are as damaging as hairspray?

    wow I have never heard of dry conditioner!!

    I am a semi regular user of dry shampoo and I haven't seen any damage from it yet, I just dont like how they encourage you to brush your hair vigorously to get rid of the whiteness I think that would be damaging!
    Instead I rub my fingers through gently to get rid of most of it, then I dampen my fingers slightly and rub again that takes care of the white streaks in my dark hair hahaha

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