Do you style your hair with a hairspray every day?
Without a hairspray, it is impossible to create any elegant hairstyle. But, unfortunately, many of us use it every day. And that is very damageable for the health of our hair. The composition of the hairspray is dangerous not only for the hair but for respiratory system as well. In this article, we will tell you some interesting, but sad facts about it.
Harm to the scalp
It’s no secret that the hairspray dries hair. Usually, this happens due to alcohol, but not only.
The everyday usage of the hairspray can clog up the pores on the scalp, that can cause dryness and dandruff, itching and irritation.
The hair eventually becomes dry and brittle, dull, ends becomes split. The hairspray makes hair more fragile, especially at low temperatures on the street.
Harm to health
Few people like the smell of hairspray. The daily inhalation of caustic components that are the part of the hairspray (freon, alcohol, phthalates, diethylene glycol), damage our health, as well as the health of others.
Allergic persons can have symptoms such as perspiration in the throat, coughing, lacrimation, conjunctivitis. The hairspray can also trigger the asthma attack.
Imagine – everything that we breathe and put on the skin penetrates into the blood, including the hairspray.
Diethylene glycol, for example, causes conjunctivitis, dermatitis, affects the health of the liver, kidneys, and brain.
Japanese scientists have identified a microorganism that lives exactly in a hairspray – micro bacterium hatanonis and its variety of oxydans. There is the connection of this microorganism with the occurrence of leukemia.
Harm to the environment
The hairspray contains chlorofluorocarbon for aerosol packaging, which accumulates in the atmosphere and decomposes to form toxic chlorine.
It is directly related to the thinning of the ozone layer of the atmosphere.