Dry shampoos are becoming increasingly popular. These products, whether they are powders or sprays help absorb oils and keep the hair fresh. Many people with hair loss love these products as they limit the amount of shampooing they feel they need - and therefore limit the emotional burden of seeing excess hair in the shower and drain. One of the risks of dry shampooing and the "no poo" (no shampoo) movement in general is the development of the red itchy flaky scalp condition known as seborrheic dermatitis (shown here). Patients with seborrheic dermatitis require anti yeast agents to control their scalp inflammation. These are typically available in shampoo form and require the patient to shampoo.
Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Whistler office at 604.283.1887