Almost all of us are ready to spend a bunch of money or follow any advice to make our hair healthy and shiny. Some say don’t wash it every day or it will get greasy faster when you try it you still have oily hair. The very next day the others say you need to use mayo for the hair volume, but no matter how many jars of mayo you have to put on your head the hair is still flat as it used to be.
Myth #10: The more you cut your hair the faster it grows. Well you’ve probably heard this advice a lot of times and it’s not true. Cutting your hair will refresh your hairdo, but it won’t make it grow faster. Why hair grows from the roots and not from the ends the average speed of hair growth is a half an inch or a centimeter per month. If you cut your hair every month it’ll just keep the same length or even become shorter. Also contrary to popular belief shaving your head doesn’t affect hair density since the number of hair follicles is a genetic trait.
Myth #9: Natural hair drying is better than a hair-dryer. When you hear the word better in any advice always question it. Better for what or for whom? If you have short hair that dries in a few minutes then you probably don’t need to use a blow dryer. However, if your hair is long it is on the contrary to the belief preferable to blow-dry. Why? Water molecules penetrate the hair structure and literally wash out keratin making them brittle and dry.
Myth #8: Hair gets used to shampoo. That’s one of the most popular beliefs which doesn’t have any scientific proof. Hair, like nails, consists of dead tissue which simply cannot get addicted. In other words, if you wash your hair with the same shampoo for a long time your hair won’t get dirty faster or grow slower. Other factors can influence this but not the addiction of your hair to any particular brand.
Myth #7: A dry scalp is the main cause of dandruff. Well this myth is the most ridiculous. The truth is actually the opposite. Dandruff occurs in people with an oily scalp, so when this problem appears stop using hair oil which contrary to your expectations only worsens the situation
Myth #6: Frequent combing heals hair. This myth originates from old times when women simply didn’t have hygienic habits. Combing was considered a peculiar substitute for washing. Why is this belief not true? Overly frequent combing distributes the skin oil along the hair and it gets dirty much faster. However combing doesn’t affect the hair health and can even do much harm by causing split ends and breakage. Therefore it’s better to comb your hair only when it’s necessary. In this case a small amount of oil will be distributed along the hair which will help it look shiny but not dirty
Myth #5: Proper care will make your hair thicker. No, don’t be fooled by false TV commercial promises. The thickness of hair as well as the number of hair follicles is a genetic trait so the quality of care cannot affect it in any way
Myth #4: The more often you wash your hair the oilier it becomes. If something works for others it isn’t guaranteed that it works for you. Why is that because just like color thickness and curls the amount of oil released by fat cells is controlled genetically. Therefore frequent or rare washing doesn’t affect how fast your hair will get dirty. However properly selected care can adjust the work of the sebaceous glands and your hair will get dirty more slowly
Myth #3: If you tear out a gray hair you’ll get two or three in its place. Really let’s apply logic here. This belief means that gray hairs possess evil powers because the same thing never happens to healthy hairs. Otherwise there would be only one recommendation how to get thick hair tear them out, but it doesn’t work this way does it. Since the quantity of hair for each person doesn’t depend either on care or proper nutrition several hairs cannot grow instead of one. However don’t tear out grey hairs because you can damage the follicle or cause an ingrown hair
Myth #2: Cool water closes the cuticle and hair becomes smooth if you think it helps you why not keep on doing it cold showers will make your body tough and healthy as or your hair this belief is also a myth hair consists of dead tissue neither cold nor hot water can affect the cuticles condition and
Myth #1: Hair ends can be recovered also having its origin from TV commercials this belief is just not true yes you can close split ends for a while with the help of special masks or oils however to get rid of them you need to cut your hair from time to time
Just remember FYEO Salon is here to help. If you would like our stylist to take a look at your hair, and help you find your new style for 2022 give us a call at (904) 262-4116.