There are a lot of hair myths that circle the globe like urban legends. Once a hair rumor is started, it spreads like a flu virus and develops its own life. Most of the time, we are duped into believing these ridiculous hair myths.
In this article, we’ll be separating facts from fallacies. Read on and we’ll tell you which hair care routine to toss aside.
Frequent trims make hair grow faster
While regular trims are a great way to keep your hair healthy, it does not affect the way your hair actually grows. Whether you cut it or not, your hair will grow an average of a quarter to half an inch each month.
One thing a trim will do is to eliminate split end and reduce breakage. So, if you want long, healthy locks, trimming your hair regularly is the key.
Brushing your hair 100 strokes a day makes your hair shine
If you’ve been combing your hair 100 times before going to bed in the hopes of achieving shiny, gorgeous locks, you may be disappointed to learn that your efforts have been fruitless.
While light brushing can add luster to your hair by distributing the natural oils to your hair shaft, excessive brushing can do more harm than good. In fact, this can weaken the strands and cause breakage.
Skip conditioner if you have greasy hair
Greasy hair is caused by the overproduction of sebum. Skipping conditioner will have no effect on your sebaceous glands. Your scalp will produce the same amount of oil whether you condition your hair or not.
If you use the same shampoo, it will stop working
This myth has been spread so much that may people believe it’s true. Contrary to popular belief, our hair doesn’t get used to the products we use. Your favorite shampoo will work the same way every time you lather up. Product buildup is often the cause of lackluster locks.