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The Benzene Recall: Why Your Dry Shampoo May Be Dangerous

The Benzene Recall: Why Your Dry Shampoo May Be Dangerous

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When you're in a hurry, the last thing you want to do is spend extra time washing, conditioning, and styling your hair. That's where dry shampoos come in to save the day—they soak up excess oil and give your hair an instant refresh. But not all dry shampoos are created equal. Some even contain dangerous chemicals known to cause health problems if used frequently and kept on the skin for extended periods. 

Unilever recently issued a voluntary recall of several dry shampoos on the market that contained benzene, a classified human carcinogen (cancer-causing substance). This serves as a warning to anyone who uses dry shampoo frequently. With this recent recall, let's look at benzene's dangers and why our Healthy Scalp Dry Shampoo is a product you can trust. 

What is Benzene?

Benzene is a widely used industrial chemical that is a colorless or light yellow liquid at room temperature. This chemical is found in crude oil and is also a major part of gasoline. Benzene is produced naturally by volcanoes and forest fires. It has a sweet odor, is highly flammable, and often used in the United States. According to the CDC, it ranks in the top 20 chemicals used throughout different industries in the production of several household items. Companies use benzene to make plastics, resins, nylon, and synthetic fibers, as well as some lubricants, rubbers, dyes, detergents, drugs, and pesticides.

Why is Benzene Harmful?

When inhaled or absorbed through the skin, benzene can cause several health issues. This chemical is known to cause damage to the blood and the immune system, with side effects ranging from drowsiness and headaches to irregular heartbeat and unconsciousness. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has determined that long-term exposure to benzene in the air can lead to leukemia, cancer of the blood-forming organs.

The BeautyBio Difference

In addition to being the first dry shampoo free from irritating starch and alcohol, BeautyBio's Healthy Scalp Dry Shampoo contains ZERO benzene. This patent-pending, innovative formula is a safe, sustainable, and healthy alternative to traditional, damaging dry shampoos. With award-winning flash wash technology, Healthy Scalp Dry Shampoo instantly deep cleans roots for that just-washed volume, bounce, shine, and scent in seconds. Along with providing the time-saving results you look for when choosing a great dry shampoo, our lightweight formula is actually good for your hair—enhanced with our proprietary FolliGRO™ complex to help grow healthier, fuller, stronger hair. So level up your hair care game with a dry shampoo you can trust, and say hello to fresh hair in a flash with our Healthy Scalp Dry Shampoo! 

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Sources:

https://www.cancer.org/healthy/cancer-causes/chemicals/benzene.html

https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/unilever-issues-voluntary-us-recall-select-dry-shampoos-due-potential-presence-benzene

https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/chemical/benzene.htm