If you are a hair lover or someone that loves to keep their hair stylish, then you’ve bound to have heard of some common hair myths floating around. However, we know that the majority of hair myths are actually myths and not true, there are however some truth behind some of them that can help benefit your hair.
Hair Myth # 1 Frequently Cutting Your Hair Apparently Makes It Grow Faster
This myth is false and misleading. Whilst it may sound like a reasonable fact, it is not true. The reason why it is not true is that the trimming the hair simply doesn’t affect its growth. The growing of the hair happens at the scalp, thus experts recommend trimming your hair every 6 to 8 weeks. Our hair looks thinner and fuller when we cut our hair.
Hair Myth # 2 Plucking A Hair Will Produce Two
This is a rather common myth that many elderly’s are concerned about. Apparently, plucking your gray hair will not increase the chances of you growing more from it. Thus, there is no reason to pluck out your hair, you can either let it grow naturally and show it off. Or you can cut it all at once, when convenient. It is also not recommended to constantly pluck it , as it will gradually become weaker over time and it’ll eventually stop growing back. This may not sound like that big of a deal, but when you are plucking everywhere then it will add up and eventually you will be left with no hair at all. Go visit your local salon every few months to get a re-touch. Andy from AndWeShelter says “it is important that you treat your hair well as they’ll be with you for the rest of your life”.
Hair Myth #3 Shampoo Causes Hair Loss
Shampoo is not the cause of your hair loss, hair loss is generally caused by stress or some sort of psychological problem. Hair will not just suddenly fall out because you’ve been using Shampoo and Conditioner. People associate losing hair in the shower with their shampoo as it is the most common place where hair falls out. If you do however find that you are losing a large amount of hair each time your shower, then it may be a sign to visit your local doctor for a checkup.
Hair Myth # 4 Brushing Your Hair Makes It Healthy
If you are a girl, then you would know the feeling of constantly brushing your hair. Whether it be the first thing you do when you wake up, or when you are going out for an important date. Brushing your hair over and over will not make it healthier no matter what. There is absolutely no value in constantly brushing your hair. In fact, excessive hair brushing may even cause more damage than good. Over brushing can damage the hairs cuticle which is the hairs outer, protective layer. Only brush you hair when necessary.
Hair Myth # 5 Using Color Dye Is Unhealthy
Bleaching is one of the most common hair products , whilst it may look awesome and appealing. It does have a bad reputation and can cause excessive damage. Each time you remove color from your hair it makes the strand thinner which makes it more prone to breakage. However, if you are adding color to your hair then you are actually plumping up the strands, making it look thicker. In essence, it is fine if you are going to be dying your hair darker rather than lighter.