You’ve probably been told many things about your hair over the years. It could be advice from your mom, your best friend or even your hair stylist. So what is a myth and what is a fact? Here are some common myths about your hair debunked:
- You’ve probably been told regular trims help your hair grow faster, but that isn’t necessarily true. While trimming off dead ends helps your hair stay healthy and grow, it is more essential that you care for your hair and eat healthy. Getting a cut every few weeks won’t speed up the growing process. If you’re growing your hair, add Biotin to your vitamin regimen and make sure to eat foods high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
- You may have also heard that plucking a gray hair will only grow more gray hairs. This isn’t true; however, plucking hairs from your head can result in bald spots because it can damage your hair follicle and prevent hair from growing in the spots where you pluck.
- Have you ever used a favorite hair product for a long time only to feel like it stops working properly or like it did when you first bought it? Some people say you can become immune to hair products, but it is more likely due to excess buildup in your hair and environmental factors like weather changes. If you feel like your hair isn’t as soft and shiny as it was when you first started using your favorite conditioner, try using a clarifying shampoo once a week to remove buildup.
- Another myth is that you should never go to bed with wet hair. It is actually fine; just don’t put your wet hair in a ponytail or a bun because it can cause hair breakage when the hair is wet and more vulnerable. Your best bet is to wring out excess water, apply a leave-in conditioner and put your hair in a loose braid.
- Lastly, you probably apply shampoo and conditioner from root to tip. However, you really only need to shampoo your scalp and conditioner your ends. Your scalp gets product buildup more easily, so you really only need to shampoo there and condition your ends where breakage is more possible.
Have you believed these myths in the past? How will you change your hair care routine now? Share with us your experiences and thoughts in the comments below!