4 Hair Care Myths

In the world of hair care, myths and misconceptions abound, making it challenging to discern what's truly beneficial for your hair. From old wives' tales to well-intentioned advice, it's time to separate fact from fiction and debunk some common hair care myths. 

Myth 1: Cutting your hair makes it grow faster.
Fact: While regular trims can help maintain the health of your hair by preventing split ends, cutting your hair does not directly impact its growth rate. Hair growth occurs at the follicle level, and trimming the ends does not affect the hair's growth process.

Myth 2: Brushing your hair 100 strokes a day promotes hair growth.
Fact: Excessive brushing can actually cause damage and breakage, especially if done forcefully or with the wrong type of brush. It's best to brush your hair gently and as needed to detangle and style it, without focusing on a specific number of strokes.

Myth 3: Washing your hair every day is necessary to keep it clean.
Fact: Washing your hair too frequently can strip away natural oils, leading to dryness and potential scalp issues. The ideal frequency of hair washing depends on your hair type and lifestyle. For most people, washing every 2-3 days or as needed is sufficient to maintain a clean and healthy scalp.

Myth 4: Cold water rinses make your hair shinier.
Fact: While cold water rinses can help seal the hair cuticle temporarily, resulting in smoother-looking hair, the effect is temporary and not a long-term solution for achieving shine. Using the right hair care products and adopting a healthy hair care routine have a more significant impact on hair shine and overall health.

Make informed decisions about your hair care routine, focusing on evidence-based practices that promote healthy locks. Your hair is personal.   Don't use a one sized fits all approach...or someone else's routine.  Figure out what YOUR hair needs!!

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