Hair is as personal as it is public, that’s probably why so many women & men spend a lot of time and attention 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 (that’s not true btw!), 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 haircare & maintenance, who knows what to believe?
Here are some haircare tips that we have all heard time and again, but research shows these tips may not be as helpful as we thought!
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.
Myth #2: A Beer wash can make your hair stronger
The common wisdom here is that the yeast & protein from malt and hops can help strengthen hair if you use it as a topical rinse. But actually the alcohol can dry hair more than the proteins repairing it. And who wants her hair smelling like beer?
Myth #3: Wash your hair every day.
It is not necessary to wash hair everyday. In fact, washing every day can cause natural hair oil to build up, resulting in the opposite effect. It’s best to wash twice a week (Or when your hair’s dirty!)
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, dry brittle hair.
Myth #5: If your hair is naturally oily, skip the conditioner.
Oily hair is caused by the excess production of sebum in the scalp. Using a conditioner does not contribute to increased oil production but will help to keep your strands soft and hydrated.
Myth #6: Sunrays don’t damage hair.
The UV rays from the Sun affect your tresses just as much as your skin and excessive exposure can dry out your strands causing weak, damaged hair. Always use a hat in summers especially on the beach to avoid the risk of sun burning your hair and sensitive scalp.
Myth #7: Switch shampoos regularly to see best results.
Hair does not get used to using the same shampoo over & over again. It’s not really necessary to keep changing your shampoo types and brands in order to maintain healthy hair.