Popular hair care myths and why they don’t make sense.

Popular hair care myths and why they don’t make sense.

Haircare isn’t easy. You need to put in the time, efforts and money. It can be a taxing process. The haircare sector regularly has new inventions popping up that either does wonders or disappear without a trace. Unfortunately, along with these inventions, the haircare circle also keeps coming up with new trends and fads now and then. These trends however can lead to misinformation and myths. These myths can be dangerous as they may cause more harm than good. Here are some common myths about your hair;

Myth 1: Brushing your hair often makes it healthy

This seems to be a popular belief. According to the myth, if you want your hair to get healthier, you have to brush it more often. This does not make any sense. Instead, it can cause more harm than good as it can cause breakage. It can even aggravate your hair fall. Also, due to the myth, some might even brush their hair when it is wet. This is a big NO as your hair will get damaged.

Myth 2: You can repair split ends

Split ends can not be repaired. It is just not possible to ‘unsplit’ them again. These split ends cannot be resealed whether you apply a conditioner, serum or anything. You can only prevent them from happening. The only way to get rid of split ends is to trim them off so your hair can grow better.

Myth 3: Air drying is healthier than blow drying.

This isn’t exactly true. If you use the blow-dryer on its lowest heat setting or cold setting, then it really isn’t too different from air drying. In fact, it can end up saving your time and is more convenient. Plus, if you keep your hair exposed to water for long periods, it can swell up and cause damage. So it is better to consider blow-drying. just remember to turn down the heat.

Myth 4: Coldwater hair wash makes it shinier

Rinsing off your hair with cold water does not make your hair shinier than it already is. It will not affect the texture of your mane. The shine of your hair can be determined by hair masks, conditioners, or other products that you use. What may have initiated this myth is the fact that hot water rinses can make your hair dry and frizzy. Coldwater rinses on the other hand do not tend to make your hair dry.

Myth 5: Two grey hairs if you pluck one

It is a commonly held belief that if you pluck one grey hair, you will get two grey hairs in its place. Your grey hair growth is caused by that particular hair follicle. So whether you pluck your grey hair or don’t shouldn’t affect grey hair growth. There is no way you can cause another hair follicle to produce grey hair. Although, it is recommended not to pluck out your hair as it will only make your hair weaker with time.

Myth 6: Frequent trims make your hair grow faster

Trimming your hair will not at all affect the rate at which your hair grows. This is because your hair growth is determined by your hair follicles. They are on your scalp and are unaffected by haircuts. Regular trimming is beneficial, however. Regularly getting hair cuts and trimming off split ends will make your hair look fuller and healthier.

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