Many times wrong facts and misleading myths make even the well-informed people take bad decisions. The same also goes with hair care. Today, in this post, we are busting some most common misconceptions and myths related to our hair.
Myth #1: Trimming your hair more often makes it grow faster
Perhaps the biggest hair theory out there.
Hair develops from the follicles located in the scalp, so cutting hair strands has little to do with the base they grow from.
Hair follicles are often related to genetics, and while some experiments and research have been carried out on products and solutions that are said to help develop or enhance follicle count, hair cutting or trimming also does nothing for hair growth.
Myth #2: Brush your hair 100 times per day
Honestly, who’s got time for it? The belief that underlies this theory is true:
Your hair brushing helps to spread the natural oils.
100 strokes, however, is excessive and unnecessary.
In fact, it can cause breakage, cuticle damage and can also make your hair look and feel frizzy by brushing your hair too much, with too much force, or with a poorly crafted hairbrush.
Brush your hair enough to just smooth out tangles and knots; you’ve actually reached the correct number of strokes for your mane when a brush will go through smoothly.
It may also help stimulate the scalp, so be sure to use a brush with soft bristles or a large-tooth comb.
Brushing your hair helps to spread natural oils from root to scalp, giving your hair a natural shine.
Myth #3: Wash with cold water for ultimate shine
Although a cold water splash or rinse is said to help close the pores after a procedure in skincare, the science doesn’t work exactly the same for hair.
There is no solid evidence that washing your hair with cold water really makes a difference compared to washing with lukewarm water.
However, experts do suggest pointing the showerhead or water spray away from the scalp and more towards the mid-shaft of the hair.
This preserves and saves the scalp from harsh pressure.
Myth #4: Wash your hair every day
Although most women now know that a complete wash and conditioner is not really required, when it’s washing day, some still pile on the product.
Depending on your hair type or lifestyle, a complete shampoo and conditioner should be done 2-3 times a week.
This is enough to make the hair clean and the scalp nourished.
For most individuals, a dollop of shampoo and conditioner is typically appropriate, and repeating the procedure does not inherently bring about improved hair.
Ensure that you clean and massage the scalp thoroughly during the shower, as this actually helps stimulate the follicles.
Myth #5: Dry shampoo is as good as a regular shampoo
Yeah, we just told you not to wash your hair every day.
And yes, dry shampoo is salvation between washing days in a pinch, but it is not a substitute for normal water, shampoo, and conditioner in any way.
Dry shampoo just soaks up the hair’s excess oil and grease, and some brands also add a sweet smell, but that’s all it does.
We’re all trying to save some time, but when it comes to washing your hair, but don’t make it part of your hair-care routine.
Myth #6: Don’t use conditioner if you have oily or thin hair
Inaccurate and misleading!
An accumulation of sebum in the scalp causes oily hair, and thin hair can be due to genes or sometimes previous damage.
If it’s greasy or thinner than normal, not conditioning your hair is just doing a disservice to your natural crown, and you should really treat your hair royally.
Look for a clarifying conditioner for greasy hair, as well, and concentrate application on the mid-shaft to the ends.
Look for volumizing conditioners for thinning hair, but particularly one that will moisturize and nourish the scalp to assist with growth and a fuller look.
Myth #7: Using the same products over and over will eventually lose its effectiveness
It can be difficult to find the correct shampoo and conditioner, resulting in a few trials and errors.
When you finally find a combination of products that just amazing work, though, there is no indication that the benefits will somehow be assimilated to your hair, and the products will stop working.
Stick to what works, so don’t think about switching it on.
Myth #8: Plucking grey hairs make more grey hair
Although it might seem that when you spot and pluck one troublesome grey, a lot more turn up, experts (and science) suggest that plucking the grey hairs is not the cause of their multiplication.
In fact, plucking grey hair can affect the hair follicle, which can stunt or hinder the growth of any hair.
Often, from one follicle, one hair strand emerges, so several hairs do not pop up instead of a single one.
When the pigment dies in the follicles, grey or white hair occurs, which is often a hereditary phenomenon.
Instead of plucking, snipping the grey hair will temporarily help, as does a fast root dye job, but to really keep your hair safe, or you can accept the greys and let them be.
Myth #9: Split ends can be repaired
Split ends will not be fixed, despite what some goods advertise.
When the outer layer of the hair is broken, a break or broken end occurs, so there’s just no way to reseal or close it.
Although many women would like to believe that a conditioner or serum is the solution in order to retain duration, splitting with them is the only way to get rid of split ends-they need the chop.
The hair will be given a cleaner, smoother look by cutting or trimming split ends, which will compensate for any length lost.
Myth #10: Sleeping with hair down or loose helps it grow
Although Sleeping Beauty’s long, flowing look might conjure up fairy tales of longer, fuller hair for you, we’re sorry to say this tip for hair care is definitely fictional.
Tying or wrapping up your hair before sleeping actually helps prevent breakage or injury, but you don’t want a bun or ponytail that is super tight or uncomfortable.
Tie the hair enough so that it stays together, but the scalp does not tug. Often a little leave-in conditioner will help fix the hair for the next day and give it added softness and shine.