7 Hair Myths Debunked
Hair is as personal as it is public, that’s probably why so many women and men pay plenty of time and attention to maintaining their mane throughout their lifetime. How many times have you sat in a hairstylist’s chair and have been told conflicting hair tips? Blast your hair with cold water at the end of your wash to seal the cuticle for shiny hair, or when your hairstylist says to make sure you come back within 3 months for the next trim to promote hair growth and health. With so many opinions on hair maintenance, who knows what to believe?
We’ve compiled some hair myths that we have all heard time and time again, but after some research we have come to find these tips may not be as helpful as we thought.
Hair Myth #1: If one gray hair is plucked, two more will grow.
If you pluck away one hair strand, only one will grow back no matter what color the hair is.
Hair Myth #2: Regular, frequent trims will help hair grow faster.
Hair growth is based off hormones, not hair trims. Hair grows about half an inch a month whether it is cut regularly or not.
Hair Myth #3: Wash your hair every day.
It is not necessary to wash hair everyday. In fact, washing it every day can cause natural hair oil to build up, resulting in the opposite effect.
Hair Myth #4: Hair should be shampooed twice during one wash.
Shampooing more than once in the same shower can strip hair from its natural oils, resulting in lackluster, over burdened hair.
Hair Myth #5: If your hair is naturally oily, skip conditioner.
Oily hair is caused by the excess production of sebum in the scalp. Using conditioner will not contribute to more oil production.
Hair Myth #6: Sun rays don’t damage hair.
The UV rays from the sun can dry out hair causing it to feel weak. Use a hat on the beach to avoid the risk of sun burning your sensitive scalp.
Hair Myth #7: Switch shampoos regularly to see best results.
Hair will not get used to using the same shampoo over and over again. It is not necessary to keep changing shampoo types and brands in order to maintain healthy, optimal hair.