Myth: Comb your hair often for healthy hair
Fact: If you comb or brush your hair excessively, you make it particularly thin, weak, and brittle. However, there are benefits to gentle and brief brushing to promote scalp circulation and help disperse sebum from the roots to the ends. Choose wide-toothed combs. Never brush or comb wet hair
Myth: Stress turns your hair white.
Fact: No! If that were true, we would all have white hair while reading. Hair graying is a genetic thing. When the cells that produce melanin, the hair pigment, no longer produce color, whitening begins because they cannot give the hair its color. There is currently no scientific evidence that stress accelerates hair graying, but it can do other things. For example, all hair goes through periods of rest during which follicles do not grow. Excessive stress can make this gas stretch. In other words, the stress you experience today may cause you to experience more hair loss than normal or to stop growing three months from now.
Myth: Your hair gets used to the shampoo, you need to change it every now and then.
Fact: Yes and no. What does that mean? So if you think that your shampoo and conditioner are no longer doing their job, it is because your hair needs have changed, there is no such thing as getting used to the products. You’ve probably cut, dyed or stored your hair for a long time, moved to a different climate, or started using new styling products. In short, product changes can be made while matching your hair to your new routine.
Myth: Ponytail, braid do not damage hair
Fact: It can! Not just ponytails, braids, dreadlocks, African braids, snaps, braids, and even wigs, any style that pulls the scalp tight creates tension and can cause hair to become thinner, weaker, and breakable. Always loose gathering, loose clasps are best. If you like to make ponytails, always try to collect them from different places.
Myth: The last cold water rinse makes the hair shinier, straightens it.
Fact: Cold water will definitely invigorate you, but not so much when it comes to hair. Each strand of hair is made up of overlapping cells, which we call the cuticle. The theory that cold water straightens hair is absurd because it doesn’t matter if it’s cold or hot, water just swells the hair and causes it to frizz.
Shampooing in warm water followed by rinsing with warm water can minimize cuticle curling. In short, you do not need to freeze.
Myth: Frequent haircuts make hair grow faster.
Fact: How so? Hair grows from follicles on the scalp and the part we see outside is already dead cell. This is not an issue that will make it grow quickly or slowly. But a little trimming of the ends of the hair every six to eight weeks will prevent breakage. Because there is a situation like progression of fractures. It makes long hair look unkempt.
FYI: They don’t repair split hair as some products claim, but they can alleviate hair breakage.
Myth: If you don’t want your hair to fall out, wash your hair very little
Fact: Wash your hair enough. Washing every other day or every 3 days will be sufficient. Like your facial skin, your scalp acts as a magnet for dead cells, product buildup, excess oils, and bacteria. We love dry shampoo and other hair styling products for their ability to increase volume and make our hair smoother, shinier, fuller, and curlier, but we shouldn’t remove them from our hair. So wash your hair, sir, this has nothing to do with hair loss.
Myth: Dandruff is anything that comes out of your hair on your black t-shirt.
Fact: Not exactly, yes it can be dandruff. Dandruff is caused by an oily scalp or yeast-activated fungus, which is related to the overproduction of dead cell formation and shedding. Usually the scales are large and yellowish in color and the scalp appears oily. What you think of as dandruff, excessive styling product buildup, may be due to a skin condition such as psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis or eczema. Try an over-the-counter dandruff shampoo containing pyrithione zinc, salicylic acid, or selenium sulfide for a few weeks. Weather changes, stress, and even eating too much sugar can cause an itchy scalp. If there is no improvement, see your dermatologist for diagnosis.
Myth: You can’t use conditioner
Fact: Conditioners are an essential part of your healthy post-shampoo hair regimen. It can be used to detangle wet hair, to prevent breakage and for a healthier, fuller look. High-tech formulas such as mousse and serum can provide strength and shine. Even leave-in conditioners keep the hair strands separate and act as a shield when drying the hair with the blow dryer. One caveat: apply conditioner, avoiding the hair roots.