Here's What We Know About The Latest Dry Shampoo Recalls
In late October 2022, the United States Food & Drug Administration recalled several aerosol dry shampoos due to “potentially high levels” of the human carcinogen benzene, a cancer-causing chemical. Brands including Dove, Nexxus, Suave, TRESemmé, Bed Head, and Rockaholic were all recalled; in a test of 34 popular brands, up to 70% contained harmful amounts of carcinogen.
The maximum amount of benzene exposure for adults is 2 parts per million(ppm) per day, but brands like Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Dry Shampoo in emitted 158 ppm, Paul Mitchell's Invisiblewear at 35 ppm, Sun Bum's Beach Formula Dry Shampoo at 30 ppm, and Redken's Deep Clean Dry Shampoo, containing roughly 7 ppm.
There is still information developing surrounding this story, but it’s safe to say if you have dry shampoo, dispose of it or reach out to the manufacturer to see how much benzene it contains. There are alternatives to aerosol dry shampoos like cocoa powder, tapioca starch, and powdered dry shampoo products.