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Top 5 Debunking Hair Myths

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  • The last rinse, with cold water, brings out the shine in your hair and reduces hair frizz.
  • Stress leads to grey hair.
  • Hair grows quicker if trimmed often.
  • Freshly washed hair does not dye well.
  • Frizzy hair can be tamed by wetting them.

Many of the ideas and values we have as adults are formed during our formative years and reinforced at different times and in various places throughout our lives. Somehow, we’ve lost the ability to think critically and separate fact from fiction. Nobody stops to wonder how much of their knowledge is based on genuine facts. We carry on thinking this until one day, we find it and are completely taken aback, wondering where our lives have led us.

Let us unravel some of the hair myths: 

The last rinse, with cold water, brings out the shine in your hair and reduces hair frizz.

Cold showers are excellent for jolting you awake, but they won’t do anything to help your cuticles or pores lie flat. The cuticle, which consists of cells covering one another, protects each hair. It’s a common misconception that washing your hair in cold water can make it more manageable and straighten it out. Frizz is created when the cuticles are lifted, which can only occur when they are changed by coloring the hair or when they are raised during vigorous towel drying.

Stress leads to grey hair.

The process of aging and greying is hereditary. You will lose your hair color when the cells that make melanin, the pigment in your hair, stop functioning. Even if there is no conclusive evidence that stress speeds up greying at this time, it may have unfavorable effects in other ways. All hair, for instance, has dormant phases during which the follicles don’t produce new hair. When this growth phase is accelerated by extreme stress, the result is rapid development. The new hairs that come in might be grey. 

Hair grows quicker if trimmed often.

Only the follicles in the scalp are alive and responsible for hair growth. Miniature trims at the ends, or “dustings” in the salon trade, should be performed every six to eight weeks to prevent split ends from spreading up the hair shaft. No matter your hair length or texture, you’ll see an instant improvement in the appearance of your hair. It, however, has no role in lengthening your hair. 

Freshly washed hair does not dye well.

When coloring hair, it is best to start with clean, dry hair that has been washed and dried completely and is free of any residue from prior style products. It is recommended that you wash and condition your hair the night before going to the salon, even if you will be having a root touch-up done there. However, it would be best to wait until you have colored or touched up your hair before using styling aids such as gels, dry shampoo, mousse, or serums. Until then, you will get the best results from these products. Natural oils provide a barrier that protects the scalp and hair from the damaging effects of the harsh chemicals used in the processing.

Frizzy hair can be tamed by wetting them.

Since water is considered to be a high moisture content component, it stands to reason that soaking frizzy hair would help it retain more moisture, but no. Adding water to hair that is already difficult to control makes the frizz worse. Utilize one of the various anti-frizz serums or hair treatments available to purchase at local stores to lock in that moisture.

The best way to find a cure is to understand the disease. To achieve your hair goals, you should learn more about the truth instead of believing in the lies in society.

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