Salicylic acid in shampoo- good or bad?

Biolage Hydrating shampoo's ingredients have changed. Among other new ingredients, there's now salicylic acid in it. Is that a "good" or bad" ingredient?


  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    It's an exfoliant ingredient - basically, aspirin - to help turn over skin cells on the scalp. Good for the scalp, not bad for hair - in fact, probably good for hair in the long run since the scalp is healthier and follicles less likely to become blocked from built-up skin cells.
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!
  • dresdendolldresdendoll Posts: 435Registered Users
    It's the main ingredient in a lot of acne products. I would think it'd be fine as long as you don't use it every day.
    2c/2b with some 2a, coarse, dense, thick, low porosity
    Growing out a CL bob. Currently at APL.
    CG again as of 7/20/12 :laughing5:

    Cleanser: BRÖÖ Smoothing I.P.A. Shampoo
    RO: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner
    LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
    Styler: Beautiful Curls Gel for Wavy to Curly Hair

    :love4: all-natural products, light moisture, humectants, argan oil
    :pukeright:silk protein, synthetic ingredients, heavy oils/products, cowashing