When it comes to hair, you will find all sorts of advice, and half of that advice is useless. But, we don’t blame you; it’s hard to tell apart valid information from an invalid one. Chances are 50% of the knowledge you have about haircare is false.
If you want healthy, shiny hair, then there are a few myths that you need to bust. You might believe these even today, but not anymore. We have gathered a list of five myths about haircare that you need to stop believing right now!
5 Haircare myths you need to STOP believing right now!
1. You should wash your hair everyday
This couldn’t have been more wrong. Washing your hair frequently will remove oils that are healthy and can even cause your scalp to be itchy and dry. This can make your hair more oily than usual.
Harsh cleansers can upset that microbiome and an imbalance of the microbiome can lead to numerous scalp problems. So, washing your hair every other day is more than enough.
2. Washing with cold water gives shine
No, cold baths in the winters are not worth it, don’t do it! There’s no solid proof that washing your hair with cold water will make any more of a difference than washing them with hot water.
Wash your hair with lukewarm water, not too hot and not too cold either. All cold water does is give you a stimulatory effect and wake you up, but that’s about it.
3. Shampoo suds are directly related to cleaning
Yes, your new shampoo didn’t produce any suds, no that doesn’t mean your hair isn’t clean. Just like cold water, all suds do is give you a stimulatory effect.
Bubbles are fun, but the foaming action isn’t a sign that your shampoo is working overtime. Although we’ve trained to think that more the bubbles are, the deeper the cleanse, it is just not true.
4. Trimming your hair makes it grow faster
Trimming your hair every four to six weeks ensures that your hair looks healthy, neat, and has minimal split ends….and the benefits end there.
It doesn’t help your hair grow faster. Trimming will indeed improve the texture and elasticity of the hair by preventing split ends from growing up the hair shaft. So, do schedule a trim every four to six weeks.
5. Using the same shampoos will make them stop working
Your hair doesn’t get used to a product, and continuous use of the same product won’t make it ineffective with time. There is little evidence that supports the whole ‘getting used to’ theory.
But, if you’ve recently made a change in your hair routine and are coloring them or using heat more than usual, you might want to switch to a more hydrating shampoo.
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