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Combing out hair myths

 

Our hair is our crown. If worn properly, it enhances our looks. There are baldies, who look just as good without any, but the point is, hair is an asset and the better we take care of it, the better we look. When it comes to hair care, there are a lot of myths in circulation out there. So that you don’t get mislead, it’s important that you comb out the facts from the rumors. Here are some you should be aware of.

Shampooing my hair every day it will start falling out: False. If your hair is susceptible to dirt and grime, do shampoo it every day for that squeaky-clean look. Use a mild shampoo and rinse it off completely.

Washing hair every day dries it out: False.  The right shampoo for your hair type and texture will actually add moisture, body and beauty to your hair.  The key is to finding the correct shampoo designed for your hair.

Split ends will travel: True. Uncut split ends can travel up the hair shaft towards the roots.  Tresses that are not tended to, over time, may develop splits that migrate and split all or part of the entire hair.  Some ends can actually tear multiple times so that your split ends have splits.

Cutting hair makes it grow faster and/or thicker: False. Shorter hair often looks and feels thicker but cutting your hair won’t alter its growth rate or density. Hair on your head and facial hair have different properties. Hairs grow almost exactly half an inch per month.

Split ends can be repaired without trimming: False. The only successful treatment for removing split ends is with a scissors.  While some hair care products may temporarily merge split ends together, this fix only lasts until your next shampoo.  Keep in mind that damaged ends tends to grow slower than healthy, well-maintained, trimmed hair.

Tying/wearing your hair tight causes baldness: True. Traction alopecia is a very real hair loss condition that may result from wearing tight ponytails, cornrows or buns over an extended period of time.  Over time, hair breakage or loss as the result of tight, stressed styles can become permanent. Avoid this potential problem by opting for looser styles that minimize scalp tension.

Sharing combs and brushes can spread scalp diseases: True.  It is a fact that lice and other parasites can be transported from scalp to scalp through the sharing of combs, brushes and other hair care tools.

 

Hair oil nourishes hair & makes it grow longer, thicker & blacker: False. Nothing that is applied externally can nourish hair, or make it grow longer than it can.

 
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