5 Haircare Myths
Most of them we read from the old-time magazines of the 90s and 00s, but we will tell you which are real and which are just really a fairytale.
Let’s begin with the most common one, the one that has been passed from generation to generation:
1. Cutting your hair frequently to make it grow faster
This is not true. Trimming your hair doesn’t affect how fast it grows. Hair growth is related to the scalp, not the ends. The frequency of haircuts has little impact on how quickly it will grow. When we get a haircut, we are getting rid of damaged and split ends, which makes the hair look fuller and healthier. In reality, the follicles on your scalp determine how quickly your hair grows, so if you want to encourage growth, massage and nurture your scalp.
2. Brushing your hair 100 times to keep it healthy
Brushing your hair too much can cause the opposite effect and damage it, especially if it’s wet. Brushing causes friction and can break the cuticles (the protective outer layer of the hair strand). There’s no point in brushing more than needed to undo a few knots. To promote a healthy scalp and hair, make sure to detangle with a comb or brush appropriate for your hair type only once a day. Massage your scalp with your fingertips to promote a healthy scalp and hair.
3. Hair masks are the same as conditioners
No, they both have very different purposes. Conditioners have a lower pH than hair masks to help close the cuticles and hold the nutrients inside the strand, while hair masks and treatments are formulated to treat the inside part of the hair strand.
4. Oily hair should be washed every day
People with oily hair tend to believe that washing it a lot will solve the "issue," but this can make it worse. While hair naturally produces oil, over-washing it will cause your scalp to start creating more oil to make up for the excessive washing.
5. Hair gets used to a certain product
Hair doesn’t get used to the product; what happens is that your hair rarely needs an element (water, oils or protein) more than twice in a row but rather in a constant cycle. If you use a Moisture treatment once, your hair will get replenished with what it needs - water - and for the next treatment, it will need something different - like protein. This is why you should have your personal Hair Routine.