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A List of Popular Hair Myths, Debunked

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Everybody has their own unique hair challenges whether you have long locks or sporting a short pixie-cut hair. In any case, separating hair myths from real facts can be a bit tricky sometimes, and concentrating on what’s true is going to help your hair grow better and look even healthier. Below are some hair myths and facts that you absolutely need to know for your own hair’s benefit.

1. Myth: Frequently cutting your hair can make it grow faster.

Regular hair trimming does not affect the rate at which your hair is growing. Growth happens at the scalp and not at the tips, but there are reasons why experts always recommend for people to regularly give their hair a trim. Hair ends tend to get easily frayed and can make the hair appear thinner and may also lead to massive breakage. Ergo, when you cut your hair ends, it gives your hair a “fuller” appearance afterwards.

2. Myth: If you pluck a single gray hair, two will grow back in its place.

This myth probably seemed true because one gray normally means more grays. Sorry to disappoint, but the appearance of gray hair is not caused by plucking per se. Still, this should not encourage you to go on a full-on pluck war against your gray hairs, because hair tends to go weak if it’s being plucked too
much over time.

3. Myth: Shampooing can make you lose hair

Never blame the shower. If your hair is going to fall out, then it will fall out, albeit, somewhere else. People almost always lose hair while they are in the shower, that is probably why a lot of them associate falling hair with shampooing, but that is not really the case. In fact, if you cut back on shampooing in an attempt to save your strands, you might be making your worries a lot worse. If you skip on the hair washing, oil may build up in your scalp, and that can cause an inflammation which can stunt you hair’s growth. In this case, it is much better to deal with the real problem. Stress is the most common reason behind shedding or falling hair.

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4. Myth: The more often you brush your hair, the shinier it gets.

Well, sorry to burst your bubble, but brushing your hair a hundred times each night won’t make your tresses any healthier than the current state it’s already in. In truth, excessive brushing or combing may even lead to breakage and more damage. When it is knotty, brush your hair, otherwise, leave it as it is.

5. Myth: Color-treated hair is unhealthy.

Bleaching indeed is one of the harshest things that you can do to your hair, but not all types of color treatments deserve to have the same bad rep. Stripping the color from hair makes it more vulnerable to breaking, but adding a bit of color to your strands
can help make it look fuller and healthier. It’s okay to color the hair as long as you use darker shades.

6. Myth: You can’t dye your hair when you are pregnant

The main concern with getting your hair dyed during pregnancy is the risk of inhaling the ammonia that is being used to treat the hair, and not the risk of the color being absorbed into your scalp. However, the ammonia levels that are being used when coloring the hair are so low and not enough to cause any damage even when inhaled by a pregnant person. Still, some women opt to go the natural route which can also be good. Henna is a plant-based dye that’s ammonia-free which makes it a hit amongst pregnant women who wants their hair dyed.

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7. Myth: Dandruff indicates a dry scalp

People are so used to equating dandruff flakes to dryness, so it’s a relatively easy mistake to make. However, it’s an oily scalp that normally goes hand-in-hand with dandruff flakes. For the record,
dandruff is caused by a type of yeast that overgrows on an oily environment. And that problem will continue if you skimp on washing your hair. You may switch to using an anti-dandruff shampoo but never scale back on your hair-washing routine.

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