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The Dry-Shampoo Horror Story Your Mom Warned You About

Terrifying. Photo: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

It was a dark and stormy night. After a long, hard day at work, a girl named Nicole Baxter from Belfast reached for her favorite dry shampoo, as she had done for the past few weeks. But that night, she noticed something odd. Her hair seemed to be sparse — it was falling out! A bald spot had grown! She had “wee red sores and blisters all over … and a terrible burning sensation all over [her] head.”

Terrified, she stopped using dry shampoo, the symptoms went away, and she went to see a doctor who put it all together. Then she posted on Facebook about how “dry shampoo caused [her] to have this bald patch on my head” and told everyone to share it with anyone who relies on dry shampoo too much. Because that is everyone on Earth, it ended up being shared 30,000 times and went viral.

There weren’t details about exactly how dry shampoo made her go bald or whether this was a correlation or causation, but here lies the tale of a girl and her dry shampoo. Now maybe go wash your hair (but not too much).

In the name of God, never in all my life did I think I'd have to explain my personal hygiene to 23,000+ people!!-I did...

Posted by Nicole Baxter on Thursday, April 7, 2016
A Dry-Shampoo Horror Story