Nearly 30 different types of dry shampoo are being voluntarily recalled over cancer concerns.

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When I was a kid, my grandma used to keep a bottle of Psssst! in her bathroom cabinet and I knew better than to touch it. This sacred piece of my grandma's beauty routine was only used after she'd had her hair professionally styled and she only used the smallest amount. Dry shampoo was big with women who'd had their hair professionally styled and wanted their style to last for as long as possible.

Today, the tables have been turned as my own son knows better than to touch my dry shampoo. My go-to in a pinch dry shampoo has saved me lots of times over the last few years when I've been pulled in so many directions and needed to look presentable but didn't have the time to fully wash, blow-dry, and straighten my hair which is something I know most people can relate to. Today though, there is some concern over the dry shampoo in my bathroom cabinet and you might have some of these products, too.

What Procter and Gamble Dry Shampoo Brands Are Being Recalled

The Procter & Gamble Company has issued a voluntary product recall of dry conditioner spray products as well as dry shampoos from Pantene, Aussie, Herbal Essences, and Waterless.

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Why Are Some Dry Shampoos Being Recalled?

The reason for the recall is that benzene has been found in the recalled products.  While Benzene is not an ingredient that Procter & Gamble uses in any of its products, an investigation found that "unexpected levels of benzene came from the propellant that sprays the product out of the can."

What is Benzene?

Benzene is a human carcinogen and exposure to it can cause cancers which include "leukemia and blood cancer of the bone marrow and blood disorders which can be life-threatening."

How Can I Get a Refund if I Have Dry Shampoo That’s Been Recalled?

The list of recalled products is quite substantial and Proctor & Gamble says that if you have any of the recalled products, you should visit the Panete, Aussie, Herbal Essences, Hairfood, Old Spice, or Waterless Haircare website to learn how to be reimbursed for any products you have that are part of the recall. You can also reach out to the Proctor & Gamble Consumer Care team Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. by calling 1-888-674-3631.

What Dry Shampoo Products Are Being Recalled?

  • 3.6 oz. Waterl<ss Dry Conditioner Weightless Smooth with UPC 37000543954 with a production code in the range of 0002-0248 or 9298-9350.
  • 3.6 oz. Waterl<ss Dry Conditioner Instant Moisture with UPC 37000543831 with a production code in the range of 0009-0069 or 9297-9350.
  • .98 oz. Waterl<ss Dry Conditioner Weightless Smooth with UPC 37000544111 with a production code in the range of 0084-0085 or 9284-9361.
  • .98 oz. Waterl<ss Dry Conditioner Instant Moisture with UPC 37000544227 with a production code in the range of 0017-0100 or 9283-9284.
  • 4.9 oz. Pantene Sultry Bronde All in One Luxury Mist with UPC 80878188710 with production code 0038.
  • 3.9 oz. Pantene Smooth Talker Dry Conditioning Oil with UPC 80878192397 with a production code in the range of 0183-0365 or 1042-1046.
  • 3.9 oz. Pantene Mist Behaving Dry Conditioning Mist with UPC 80878190898 with a production code in the range of 0048-0336 or 1008-1218 or 9247-9349.
  • 3.9 oz. Pantene Mist Behaving Dry Conditioning Mist with UPC 80878188758 with a production code in the range of 9108-9303.
  • 1 oz. Pantene Mist Behaving Dry Conditioning Mist with UPC 80878188765 with a production code in the range of 0107-0262 or 9112-9288.
  • 4.9 oz. Pantene Gold Series Instant Nourishing Spray with UPC 80878188987 with a production code in the range of 0307 or 9263-9266.
  • 4.9 oz. Aussie Smooth Vibes Dry Conditioner with UPC 381519187957 with production code 0021 or 1038 or in the range of 9294-9325.
  • 4.9 oz. Aussie Petal Soft Dry Conditioner with UPC 381519187544 with a production code in the range of 9196-9246.
  • 4.9 oz. Aussie Sleekend Warrior Dry Conditioner with UPC 381519187537 with a production code in the range of 0014-0062 or 9198-9349.
  • 4.9 oz. Herbal Essences Blue Ginger Refresh Dry Shampoo with UPC 190679001498 with a production code in the range of 9047-9072.
  • 4.9 oz. Herbal Essences White Grapefruit & Mint Dry Shampoo with UPC 190679000262 with a production code in the range of 0015-0314 or 1004-1019 or 9028-9348.
  • 4.9 oz. Herbal Essences White Strawberry & Sweet Mint Dry Shampoo with UPC 190679000255 with a production code in the range of 0167-0308 or 1105-1106 or 9049-9348.
  • 4.9 oz Herbal Essences Cucumber & Green Tea Dry Shampoo with UPC 190679000248 with a production code 0093 or 1075 or in the range of 9029-9294.
  • 1.7 oz. Herbal Essences Cucumber & Green Tea Dry Shampoo with UPC 190679000330 with a production code in the range of 0036-0329 or 1019-1098 or 9023-9312.
  • 4.9 oz. Pantene Dry Shampoo No Water Refresh with UPC 80878177042 with a production code in the range of 9009-9058.
  • 4.9 oz. Pantene Dry Shampoo Sheer Volume with UPC 80878185276 with a production code in the range of 9025-9260.
  • 4.2 oz. Pantene Never Tell Dry Shampoo with UPC 80878188727 with a production code in the range of 0006-0364 or 1074-1133 or 9157-9329.
  • 4.9 oz. Aussie After Hours Dry Shampoo Texture Spray with UPC 381519187834 with a production code in the range of 0139-0140.
  • 4.9 oz. Aussie Tousle Hustle Dry Shampoo with UPC 381519187285 with a production code in the range of 0013-0300 or 1038 or 9189.
  • 4.9 oz. Aussie Bounce Back Dry Shampoo with UPC 381519187278 with a production code in the range of 0013-00357 or 1018-1123 or 9189-9345.
  • 4.9 oz. Aussie Clean Color Protect Shampoo with UPC 381519187360 with a production code in the range of 9047-9123.
  • 4.9 oz. Aussie Clean Texture Dry Shampoo with UPC 381519187285 with a production code in the range of 9072-9176.
  • 4.9 oz. Aussie Clean Volume Dry Shampoo with UPC 381519187278 with production code 9085.
  • 3.7 oz. Waterl<ss Dry Shampoo No Residue with UPC 37000543787 with a production code in the range of 0004-0357 or 9291-9344.
  • 1 oz. Waterl<ss Dry Shampoo No Residue with UPC 37000543978 with a production code in the range of 0175-0176 or 9295-9297.
  • 4.9 oz. Hair Food Coconut Dry Shampoo with UPC 37000876717 with a production code in the range of 0027-0192 or 9007.
  • 4.9 oz. Old Spice Fiji Dry Shampoo with UPC 37000779421 with a production code in the range of 9046-9228.
  • 4.9 oz. Old Spice Pure Sport Dry Shampoo with UPC 37000785170 with a production code in the range of 9040-9239.

Each of the products involved in the voluntary recall was sold in stores all throughout the United States as well as through online retailers. Any retailer with these products in stock has been asked to remove them from inventory.

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