Hairspray is one of the most valuable and popular grooming products. Used by professionals and individuals alike, it’s the ultimate styling tool that always has your back. The mist of chemicals from the aerosol can set your hair in place and boost your confidence.
Hairsprays typically contain different ingredients, the most important being polymers and alcohol. These ingredients, also found in paint and glue, are responsible for their undesirable side effects.
These facts raise the question ― is hairspray safe for use?
Like any synthetic beauty product, hairspray can also cause problems like dandruff when used excessively.
Hairspray Damages Your Hair: False
Let’s break the myth once and for all: Hairspray does NOT damage your hair… unless you empty half of the can on your hair and then decide to wear it for more than a day. Moderation is the key to using hairspray, and showering the next day protects your hair.
Let’s say you are in a rush and decide to head into the office the next day without taking a shower. No worries, but we would like to say something in advance: Don’t make this a habit!
A simple brush down will remove the hairspray, but any styling products you use, combined with the spray, will leave your hair looking a little greasy. Remember: The longer the spray stays on your scalp, the more itching you will experience.
If you cannot brush down your hair into its natural position, take a shower immediately and change your hairspray.
Many hairspray users have complaints that their hair turns stiff after using it. This problem usually happens when the hairspray contains too many chemicals and is applied improperly. To ensure your strands are not too noticeable, apply the hair spray from a distance and once. Do not layer it on or you risk creating too much shine, which will turn into a mess when mixed with sweat.
Cons of Hairspray
Now that we have established hairspray does not damage your hair if used in moderation, let’s take a look at its cons when applied excessively:
Brittle and Dryness
If hairspray is not washed properly, the chemicals leave your hair brittle and dry, which can also cause split ends.
Hair Thinning and Loss
Combined with everyday stress, hairspray can add to your hair problems and lead to hair thinning.
Hairspray contains many chemicals that can cause allergic reactions, such as skin, throat, nose, and eye irritation.
Difficulty in Breathing
Hairspray contains propylene glycol, which can cause breathing problems when inhaled daily.
Repeated use of hair spray without protecting your skin can cause bumpy red patches.
In conclusion, hairspray is safe if you apply it from a distance, protect your skin, and wash it off immediately.
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