What is one thing all girls dream of? Well, it’s healthier hair that does not shed or thin! Whether you have a pixie cut or long, Rapunzel hair, you deserve to know solid facts about your hair than foolish hair myths that have made their way from the internet into our daily conversations.
Debunking hair myths will help you focus on your hair, allowing it to become healthier, shinier, and smoother. Here are some of the most common hair myths:
1. Frequent Haircuts are the Key to Hair Growth
How often have your stylists told you to come back and get your hair cut after six weeks if you want it to grow longer within a short span of time? You might not be the only one. However, the truth is that getting your hair trimmed does not affect growth. After all, hair grows from the scalp.
However, the reason why most people suggest getting the hair cut every six to eight weeks is that the ends of the hair tend to get frayed. This makes it look thin, causing breakage. Getting rid of the dead ends helps the hair appear healthier and fuller.
2. Plucking One Gray Hair Will Lead to More Growth
Most people do not just have one gray hair. In fact, there may be many more greys hiding underneath the surface- you may just not have noticed them yet. Unfortunately, plucking has nothing to do with more gray strands making their way to your head. The chances are that they would have surfaced regardless.
However, this does not give you an excuse to pluck your premature grays. If you over-pluck, your hair will only get weaker, and there will come a time when it stops growing. Plucking a hair here and there won’t do much damage, but remember to control yourself. Embrace your greys or book an appointment with a professional stylist- whichever one makes you happier!
3. Shampooing Every Day Increases Hair Fall
Wait, what? Cleaning your scalp can make your hair shed? Absolutely not! If your hair is going to fall, it will fall out in the shower (disclaimer: clogged drains) or when you are brushing it. Wet hair is extremely vulnerable, which is why most people notice hair fall in the shower and tend to associate it with shampooing.
The truth is that if you cut back on cleaning your scalp to save your hair, you’re actually making the problem worse. Once the oil starts to buildup on the scalp, it will cause inflammation, leading to stunted hair growth. Two of the most common reasons behind hair shedding are stress and vitamin deficiency.
Get your vitamins checked as soon as possible, and opt for some natural stress-relieving methods. You can add some drops of essential oils such as lavender, tea tree, and rosemary to your shampoo bottle. Not only are these essential oils great for anxiety, but they might actually stimulate hair growth too!
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