U.K. Woman Says Batiste Dry Shampoo Made Her Go Bald


We don’t know a single editor who doesn’t have a can of dry shampoo in her desk for post-work events, but while no one in our office has ever had an issue, Nicole Baxter says that her can caused this bald patch.

In her sizable Facebook post, Baxter explains that she used a can of Batiste dry shampoo and quickly developed signs of irritation, including small sores, blisters and an itchy scalp that was flaking. Worse, she describes waking up throughout the night due to a “terrible burning sensation.” After performing a biopsy and noticing a clearing of symptoms after disuse of the product, her doctor pointed to the product as the cause and prescribed her a therapeutic shampoo.

While Baxter says that she is aware her reaction is uncommon, it gives us all a good reason to reconsider patch tests which so many of us know is a good idea but rarely do.

Categories: Fashion & Beauty, Hair


Brenda Della Casa
Brenda Della Casa is the owner of BDC Digital Media and the Founder of Badass Living. She is also the Author of Cinderella Was a Liar, The Editor-in-chief and the former Digital Content Strategist at Preston Bailey Designs. Additionally, she is a blogger for The Huffington Post Blogger and YourTango . When not working, she is obsessing over Enrique Iglesias and discovering London, her new home. She created Badass + Living for other women who believe in collaboration over competition.  Her ambition, determination and dedication to helping others is what makes her badass.  Facebook: BrendaDellaCasa, Twitter: @BrendaDellaCasa, Instagram: @BrendaDellaCasa.

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