In recent years, dry shampoo has become a go-to product for many people looking to extend the time between hair washes. With its quick and convenient application, it's no wonder why this product has gained so much popularity. However, as convenient as it may be, aerosol dry shampoo actually has negative effects on your hair, your health, and the planet. Not to worry, we've got the perfect product that can keep your hair looking fresh without putting your health (or the planet!) at risk.
What is Aerosol Dry Shampoo?
Aerosol dry shampoo is a type of dry shampoo that comes in a spray can. It contains a propellant that releases the product from the can in a fine mist. The product is applied directly to the hair and scalp, and it's designed to absorb excess oil and add volume to your hair.
Why Aerosol Dry Shampoo is Not Safe
The propellants used in aerosol dry shampoo are often chemicals known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These chemicals can be harmful to both your health and the environment. When you spray aerosol dry shampoo, the propellants are released into the air and can be inhaled. This can cause irritation to your eyes, nose, and throat. Inhaling high levels of VOCs can also lead to headaches, nausea, dizziness, and even damage to your central nervous system.
In addition to propellants, aerosol dry shampoo often contains other harmful ingredients. For example, many aerosol dry shampoos contain talc, which can cause respiratory problems when inhaled. Psst... Talc has also been linked to ovarian cancer when used in feminine hygiene products.
Another common ingredient in aerosol dry shampoo is butane. Butane is a highly flammable gas that can be dangerous if inhaled in high quantities. It can cause headaches, dizziness, and even suffocation if you're in a poorly ventilated area.
Why Natural Dry Shampoo is a Better Option
Urban Oreganics' natural dry shampoo is a safer alternative to aerosol dry shampoo. It's made with ingredients that are gentle on your hair and scalp, and it doesn't contain any harmful chemicals or propellants. UO's natural dry shampoo comes in powder form (available in light or dark), and you apply it to your hair with a cosmetic brush or your fingers.
Powder dry shampoo is also better for the environment. Unlike aerosol dry shampoo, it doesn't release harmful chemicals into the air. Additionally, UO's natural dry shampoo is packaged in an eco-friendly glass jar that can be refilled (yes, we sell refill pouches!), reused, recycled, or returned to UO for credit towards your next order!
Switching to natural dry shampoo is also beneficial for your hair. Our natural dry shampoos contain:
- kaolin clay to absorb dirt and bacteria
- arrowroot powder* to volumize hair and hide root grow out
- raw cacao powder* (dark blend only) to blend with dark hair and hide root grow out
Aerosol dry shampoo may seem like a convenient solution to greasy hair, but it comes with health and environmental risks that shouldn't be ignored. Your hair (and the planet) will thank you for switching to a natural dry shampoo.