With festival and camping season upon us, Eva Proudman FIT IAT, discusses the pros and cons of using dry shampoo…..

“Where dry shampoos used to be used in an emergency only, covering-up greasy roots when you’re running too late to wash and dry your hair or after a sweaty gym workout, they have fast become an everyday beauty essential.  Now they are increasingly part of the day-to-day styling armoury, used to boost volume and texture, as well as extending the life of a professional blow-dry or curl. But with festival and camping season upon us and dry shampoo use at an all-time high, there are downsides of neglecting and not washing our hair and using too much of this ‘go to’ product on our roots.

The key to getting the best results and avoid any chalkiness with your dry shampoo is to spray and leave the dry shampoo for a couple of minutes, so it absorbs the excess oils and sweat properly, don’t just rub it in and go! Then brush and blow-dry the product out and don’t let it sit and build up on the scalp. Which also happens to be the best thing to do to maintain overall scalp health.

Our oily roots are caused by the sebaceous glands, or ‘oil glands’ becoming overactive and producing too much sebum – we have 180,000 of these oil glands on our scalp so it can be pretty oily!  We have a natural yeast that lives on our scalp which quite literally feeds on the sebum we produce. It can become overactive and lead to inflammation, itching, flaking and scaling, which is the reason why after one or two days of dry shampoo use, you should really be washing the hair and scalp thoroughly to remove the build-up.

I also see some patients using dry shampoo to add volume to the roots or to make the hair look and feel thicker, but in reality, there are better products that can do this for you without causing potential issues with the overall health of the scalp.” 

To book a consultation at this or any of Eva’s clinics call us on 01788 819325 (9-5 Monday to Friday) or email us at admin@ukhairconsultants.com

Love, Eva x

Eva has successfully treated numerous men and women suffering from hair loss and is the resident trichologist on “The Hair Loss Clinic”, which can currently be streamed on Discovery Plus.

“I encourage anyone who is concerned about hair loss and alopecia to check out the information here, where I talk through specific variances of alopecia, causes, and potential treatment options.

As always, if you have any general concerns then please do pop me a question here: www.ukhairconsultants.com/ask-about-symptoms-eva-proudman. I’m always here for you and committed to helping people of all ages with hair and scalp health concerns.”

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