Beauty Myths Debunked

Myths are falsely believed all of the time, and hair myths are no exception. In order to have the healthiest hair possible, it’s important make sure you are getting the right information about how to treat your locks. We’ve unveiled the truth about hair myths to set the record straight. Here are some beauty myths debunked.

Q: Trimming your hair frequently allow it to grow faster.
False: This myth just doesn’t make any sense. Since hair grows from the follicle in your scalp, the ends of your hair have nothing to do with how long your hair will grow. Once you snip them off, the ends of your hair will appear much healthier and when your hair does grow, the length will be noticeable.

Q: Once ends are split, the only way to fix them is to cut them off.
True: Products that claim they fix split ends, don’t work. Quality products can reduce the chances of your ends splitting. However, once you are noticing the ends of your hair are not healthy, its time to split from them and schedule a trim.

Q: There is such a thing as brushing too much.
True: Brushing your hair can cause breakage, so stick to grooming only when its necessary.

Q: Washing your hair everyday is healthy.
False: We recommend every 2-3 days. Over-washing can strip the natural oils in your scalp that produce healthy hair, so only when you feel your hair is greasy is the time to wash. Dry shampoos are an easy fix to keep your hair smelling fresh in between washes.

Q: Always comb top to bottom.
False: When your hair is wet, it’s better to brush out the ends first and work your way up. Less damage and breakage will occur with this technique.

Q: Heated Styling tools don’t always damage hair.
True: Technology has advanced in hair care and products are now available that are not damaging to your hair. The T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i hairdryer was featured on our favorite products of 2013.

Q: Eventually your hair adapts to your shampoo and it’s no longer as effective.
False: If a shampoo is working for you, there is no need to change it. However, you hair texture is likely to change over time due to hormones, so it’s important to keep that in mind when choosing your shampoo type.

Q: It is safe to color your hair during pregnancy.
True: According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), hair dyes are probably safe to use during pregnancy because not much is absorbed through the scalp. They recommend waiting until after the first trimester just in case. Products containing certain chemicals are more risky and should be avoided.

Q: Conditioner causes hair to be greasy.
False: Greasiness is caused by an overproduction of the chemical Sebum in your scalp, but be sure to fully rinse the conditioner out of your hair. Use a dry shampoo to eliminate the oil and give your hair bounce.

Q: Eating Chicken and Turkey will give you healthier hair.
True: Protein rich foods actually make your hair healthier. Brittle and weak hair may be caused from your diet. If you are vegetarian, be sure to eat beans, quinoa and nuts!

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