With so much information out there about hair care, it's hard to know what to listen to these days...
Do this. Do that.
It may get overwhelming and might make us just want to say “screw it”.
Luckily, we’ll go over eight hair myths and facts that will be sure to give you some answers and set you on your way to a less confusing hair care path.
So let’s get into Beyond Belief: Hair Myths and Facts, hosted by Agua de Cielo.
Myth 1: Frequently cutting your hair makes it grow faster.
Truth: Sure, regular trims prevent split ends and breakage. But they don't stimulate growth. Hair growth happens at the scalp level.
Myth 2: Brushing your hair 100 times a day will make it shinier.
Truth: Over-brushing can cause more harm than good, leading to breakage and thinning. Occasional brushing is enough.
Myth 3: Hair products can "repair" split ends.
Truth: Products can temporarily seal or cover split ends, but once hair is split, a trim is the only way to fix it. But don't worry, you'll have a chance to prevent them next time.
You can learn how to prevent and improve damaged hair in our blog here.
Myth 4: If you pluck one gray hair, two will grow back in its place.
Truth: Someone has been watching too much Hercules. Each hair follicle can only produce one strand of hair. Plucking may damage the follicle but won't cause more hairs to pop out.
Myth 5: Washing your hair daily is bad.
Truth: How often you should wash depends on your hair type and activity level. Overwashing can strip natural oils, so it's recommended to not wash more than 2-3 times per week.
Also make sure to have a proper post shower hair care routine.
Myth 6: Color treatments always damage hair.
Truth: Yes, some treatments can be harsh on your hair. Luckily, advancements in hair color technology have made them safer. Many modern dyes are gentler and even contain nourishing ingredients.
Before you finish, if you want to learn more about hair care, make sure to check out some of our blogs below:
- Dandruff vs dry scalp
- 13 best natural ingredients for hair growth
- Silicone in hair products: Friend or foe?
Myth 7: Natural oils and DIY treatments can cure all hair problems.
Truth: Natural treatments can sometimes be suitable, but not all work for every hair type or problem. Some natural ingredients may have a hard time penetrating the hair shaft. Sticking to products with natural ingredients is recommended to fight hair problems. Since these products are (usually) tested for quality and safety.
Myth 8: Conditioner can make your hair fall out.
Truth: I'm not sure where this one came from. Conditioners are made to moisturize and detangle hair, not to cause hair loss. But, if you're seeing unusual hair fall after using a product, consult a specialist.
Hair myths spread faster than your mom spreading Illuminati conspiracy theories. Check the facts before falling into one of these hair care myth traps. When in doubt, ask your friendly neighborhood dermatologist.
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Disclaimer. The theme and banner for this blog was inspired by the 1997 tv show Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction. Check it out with some popcorn and snacks.