Chances are you’ve probably heard them all – “don’t use conditioner if you have oily hair” and “cutting your hair frequently makes it grow faster”. Some of the hair care tips we know today have been passed down from generation to generation and they have never really been questioned. We have almost accepted these long-standing myths as scientific facts, but the truth is, a lot of information circulating is fake news when it comes to how you should be caring for your hair. Coupled with the fact that there is now, more than ever, a plethora of products and tools available, making it even more confusing.
We want you to achieve hair that’s strong and healthy so trust us to debunk the most common myths and give you the hair care truth.
Cut your hair to make it grow faster
This is probably the biggest myth still circulating out there. Hair is grown from follicles found on your scalp, therefore trimming the ends of your hair does not have any direct link to the root in which your hair strands are grown from. The time it takes to grow your hair is largely linked to your genetics. On average, a person’s hair grows half an inch per month or six inches per year. While trimming your ends can give the illusion of fuller-looking ends thus longer strands, cutting your hair simply can not make your hair grow faster from your scalp.
Pluck one grey hair, and two more will replace it
A solid myth that’s has been passed down through the generations and we are not really sure where it came from. Grey hairs are a result of genetics and ageing so tweezing a grey hair or two will not lead to more following in its place. We would advise against the plucking of hairs on your scalp as it can cause irritations and lead to scarring.
Rinse your hair using cold water
While yes, for skin care it is said that rinsing your face with cold water helps to tighten your pores after a cleanse, but this actually does not quite work in the same way when it comes to our hair. Currently, there is no scientific proof that rinsing your hair in cold water as opposed to warm water, seals your cuticles or aids in adding shine. Now you can leave the hopping around in discomfort as you shower in cold water for the sake of shine.
Skip the conditioner if you have oily hair
Oily hair is caused by an excess of sebum in the scalp which builds up and slowly travels down from root to tips. Not using conditioner no matter what your hair type, is doing your hair a disservice. It provides your hair with a healthy amount of nourishment, hydration, and protection. If skipping over the conditioning stage has been a part of your normal routine, stop and bring it back.
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