Hair Care Myths and Truths, Some Common Hair Myths and Facts, Hair Myths

There are many beliefs related to hair like as brushing your hair 100 times before sleeping or frequent trims will make your hair grow faster. But do you think these are true? Well, sorry to say these are all myths. These hair care myths have been studied by hair experts and they have also found out the facts or truths related to these myths. Read below to find out the simple truths behind great hair. 

Some Common Hair Myths and Facts
Hair Myths and Facts

Myth: Frequent cuts or trims make hair grow faster
Truth: According to hair expert John Barrett, owner of the John Barrett Salon in New York City, "Hair grows a half-inch per month, whether you cut it or not." During summers, hair may grow slightly faster in the summer, but that has nothing to do with frequent trims.

Myth: Split ends can be repaired
Truth: No, though many suggests frequient oiling for split ends.Oiling is good but they cannot repair split ends. Infact, spilt ends should be cut off immediately. Or else, they will split more and do yet more damage.

Myth: Keeping Oil in the hair for a long time reduces hair fall
Truth: Oiling hair regularly is very good as it improves blood circulation but keeping oil in your hair for a longer time is not good for your hair. You should not keep oil in your hair for more than 2 hours. This is because too much oil leaves a coating on the hair shaft and stops the hair follicle from breathing naturally. Also, too much of oiling requires rigorous shampooing to remove it too.

Myth: Stress can make your hair fall out
Truth: Actually, as a matter of fact, your hair falls to the tune of 50 to 120 strands every day, irrespective of whether you are having stress or not. Maybe, you may lose a few more strands when you have a major stress problem due to a divorce, lost job, or surgery or due to problems like pregnancy or antibiotics. After a few weeks, hair will almost certainly grow back."

Myth: Changing shampoos can make hair look healthier
Truth: Well, this is also a common myth. According to London-based hair and scalp expert Philip Kingsley, "Hair can't tell the difference between brands or build up tolerance to any product. Your favorite shampoo will work the same every time you lather up, daily, weekly, monthly." 

Myth: If you pluck out one gray hair, more grey hair will come out in its place
Truth: Well, absolutely ridiculous. As a rule, plucking out those gray hair is a bad habit as it can damage the roots, causing infection or leaving a scar. Otherwise ithas nothing to do with growing more grey strands.

Myth: You can't make flat, fine hair look full of body
Truth: Well, flat hair can look full and bouncy. You just need rollers.  Five minutes with a set of large hot rollers will add life to straight hair.

Myth: To get really clean hair, you must "lather, rinse, and repeat."
Truth: One thorough washing is helpful.

Myth: Rinsing with ice-cold water after a shampoo will give you shinier hair
Truth: Cold water rinsing will have no effect on the shininess of your tresses.

Myth: Coloring your hair causes major damage
Truth: Well, go for good quality products. They are gentle enough not to weaken hair. 

Myth: You should brush your hair 100 strokes every day.
Truth: Well, too much brushing pulls hairs out of their follicles and possibly weakens individual strands. Brush  only to get rid of knots in the hair.