Is dry shampoo bad for your hair and scalp? episode 223

Welcome to the Beauty Brains, a show where real cosmetic chemists answer your beauty product questions and give you an insider’s look at the cosmetic industry.

Hosts: Valerie George and Perry Romanowski.

On today’s show we’re going to answer questions about…

  • Whether you should get a cosmetic fridge?
  • If dry shampoo is bad for your hair and other hair questions
  • What is the lameller technique and how does it work?

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Beauty Questions

Question 1 – Lori – So I’m just curious to hear from you guys if this is a product that you think is actually well it doesn’t do what it claims does it extend the life of your cosmetic products is it something that you would recommend using or is it fine to just keep items in a in a regular fridge looking forward hearing what you have to say and thank you for helping me through this lockdown in your own special way

A special cosmetic fridge will not give you different results than using a regular fridge. But don’t eat your cosmetics!

Question 2 –  Charolette – 1. Hair washing – Is dry shampoo worse for your hair than washing your hair? Is it equally bad for your scalp?
2. Should you cut your split ends? Is it beneficial or is that a myth?
3. Ordinary hair serum – Does this work? What’s the science behind it?”

-REDENSYL™ *(Givaudan): Targets stem cells and human fibroblasts from the dermal papilla to improve hair density.
-Procapil™ (Sederma Inc.): Increases blood flow in the scalp which allows the hair to be well nourished, resulting in appearance of thicker hair.
-BAICAPIL™ (Provital, S.A): Increases hair density.

Ingredients in Ordinary Serum – Water, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Caffeine, Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3, Larix Europaea Wood Extract, Pisum Sativum Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Triticum Vulgare Germ Extract, Glycine Soja Germ Extract, Trifolium Pratense Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Apigenin, Oleanolic Acid, Arginine, Glycine, Calcium Gluconate, Zinc Chloride, Lactic Acid, Gluconolactone, Dextran, Maltodextrin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan gum, Pentylene Glycol, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Polysorbate 20, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

Question 3 – Christine – Hello Beauty Brains. Recently I came upon this product called L’Oreal Paris Elvive 8 second Wonder Water. It claims to use “Lamellar technology” to deposit proteins and amino acids only where needed. It heats up when in contact with hair and water making the hair feel hydrated and smooth. What is this Lamellar technique and how does it work?

It’s the evolution of micellar water!

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