There are a lot of ways to take care of our hair, some are even secrets that we inherit from friends or close relative. But are these long time hair care secrets really effective or are just one those hair care myths.
Myths about hair care are plentiful, and maybe you’ve been practicing them too. Below are are some of the common myths about hair care.
Myth 1: Frequent Hair Trimming makes hair grow faster. This is probably one of the common myths that we practice and it’s totally not true. Frequent trimmings does not stimulate faster hair growth. According to experts, hair follicles grow about half an inch hair a month and depending on a person’s health condition, hair can grow faster or slower.
Myth 2: Always using the same shampoo will eventually lose it’s effectively. Not true. Shampoos are not like some medicine that we take and develop a resistance after constant use. However, you can switch to a different type of shampoo when you change hair colour for example, using a product that provide more conditioning to prevent hair from drying.
Myth 3: If you shampoo 3 to 4 times a week, this could minimize the production of oil in the scalp. Not true, according to a dermatologist, whether you constantly shampoo or not, the sebaceous glands will constantly produce the same amount of oil on your scalp. However, certain conditions can increase or decrease production like hormonal changes or if you’re genetically predispose have oily or dry hair.
Myth 4: Rinsing with cold water makes hair shinier. Not true, cold water has nothing to do with making hair shinier.
Myth 5: The 100 brush stroke make the hair healthy myth. Not true. A lot of us believe that constant brushing, in this case 100x will evenly distribute the oils from the scalp to hair and stimulate faster hair growth. This is absolutely not true and experts say that hair can even get damage due to this rigorous hair practice.