How did we ever get through life without dry shampoo? It's a lifesaver for day 2 hair. Dry shampoo is a girls lifesaver! Can't be bothered washing your hair? Dry shampoo comes to the rescue!
Dry Shampoo helps makes the world go round for most females, and that's why Nicole Baxter's story terrified us. In a post on her Facebook, Nicole shared how she developed a bald patch potentially from using dry shampoo.
Check out Nicole's facebook post below. Its a long one... but its worth the read
"Anyone who uses dry shampoo please continue to read...
Anyone who just wants a nosey, be my guest
It's a long one but work with me!
So I went to my GP at the end of last year due to having a bald patch on my head which kept getting bigger. Anyone who knows me knows I don't stress and my diet's alright so there didn't seem any reason for this to happen? My scalp was also very itchy and flaky. I had wee red sores and blisters all over my scalp and a terrible burning sensation all over my head- to the point where I would wake up several times a night due to the discomfort/pain. She referred me to the dermatology unit in Belfast City Hospital where I had my first appointment in February.
At this initial appointment I was immediately diagnosed with TRIANGULAR ALOPECIA (hair loss in one area of the head, usually in a triangle, duh). And was told I'd have to come back to have a scalp biopsy (injection straight into my scalp to numb the area, then a hole punch tool used to remove a part of it, then closed up with stitches) done to see what was causing these blisters and sores I had. The doctor asked had I anything on my hair at the minute, I said just dry shampoo. So she advised when I come back for the scalp biopsy to come with nothing in my hair and to make sure it was clean. I thought it was weird she said that, it's only dry shampoo what's that got to do with it? So I actually stopped using it all together from that day to see what would happen.
So today was the day for the scalp biopsy, I've been up to high doe all week at the thought of a NEEDLE GOING INTO MY SCALP . I'd googled the horror stories and everything- terrible idea. It was a different doctor doing the biopsy to the one who had prescribed it in February, so first thing I asked was 'Why am I getting this done? What benefit can come from it?'. She looked at my file and said that it was to see what the blisters and sores were and could they diagnose a cause and straight away I'd realised that I didn't have them anymore (I don't know why I hadn't realised before). So she compared my scalp today to the pictures that were in my file from February and asked what had I done differently in the last 6-7 weeks that may have helped it? I told her I'd stopped using dry shampoo and that was it, nothing else different. You'd of thought a light bulb went off in the woman's head . She said it's the best thing I could have of done for myself- if she had been at my initial appointment she never would have even prescribed the biopsy if I had dry shampoo in my hair that day and that a biopsy isn't going to have any benefit because it can't do anything for the bald patch. So I left the hospital with my scalp fully intact and a prescription for a bottle of T-Gel!
Moral of the story- Dry shampoo caused me to now have this bald patch on my head (which I still have and it may or may not grow back, but nothing can be done) and a terrible scalp for ages. Just wash your hair people! It is not worth having this awful patch that I might be stuck with on the side of my head all because I can't be arsed to dry my hair.
Feel free to share or tag anyone who relies on dry shampoo too much..."
Nicole explained that she went to her doctor after noticing a bald patch in her hair, that was getting bigger.
She eventually quit dry shampoo completely after realising it may be the cause.
While the majority of us probably won't experience such a severe reaction, it's made us wary about the potential side effects beauty products could have.