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11 Biggest Hair Care Myths

22 Feb 2024 0 Comments
11 Biggest Hair Care Myths

Are you tired of falling victim to hair care myths? Whether you've been led to believe that cutting your hair makes it grow faster or that washing your hair daily is harmful, it is quite confusing to separate the truth from several hair care myths. Moreover, how do you renounce a practice that has been passed down through many generations? 

The internet is also filled with many misleading modern beauty trends that may be causing significant damage to your hair instead. Hence, it is time to set the record straight with this blog which explores the truth behind 11 of the most prevalent myths surrounding hair care. 

11 Biggest Myths About Hair Care

1. Trimming Hair Regularly Boosts Growth

How often have you been persuaded to trim your hair, believing it would lead to faster growth? Trimming the ends of your hair strands does not affect your roots at all. The growth of your hair depends on several internal and external factors, such as the food you eat, or the climate. 

However, trimming your hair regularly does get rid of split ends. Split ends cause hair breakage, hence, trimming them regularly benefits your hair, just not in the way you have been made to believe.

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2. Get Luscious Hair With 100 Brushes A Day

One of the most common hair care myths dictates that if you brush your hair 100 times a day, your hair will seem more vibrant and luscious. However, excessive brushing causes increased friction. This leads to frizziness and weakening of the hair roots. You must also remember to never brush through wet hair because the follicles are at their weakest then. 

Moreover, it is highly recommended to not use a plastic or broken comb. On the other hand, it is recommended to gently brush your hair with a natural bristle comb once in a while to detangle the strands, stimulate blood circulation, and distribute natural oils from the roots to the hair tips. 

3. Dandruff is Caused By Dry Scalp

If you notice dandruff in your hair, you are immediately tempted to blame it on a dry scalp. Often people have been advised to oil their hair regularly to get rid of dandruff. 

But, this is extremely misleading as dandruff is caused by a yeast called Malassezia. It is primarily caused by an oily scalp as the fungus feeds on the sebum. This is why anti-dandruff shampoo is recommended to remove excess oil from the scalp and fight dandruff.

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4. Shampoo is Harmful For Your Hair

Another hair care myth warns us against using too much shampoo too frequently on our hair. It causes severe damage and hair loss. However, the purpose of shampoo is to simply clean your hair from dirt, dust particles, and pollutants. 

There may be certain harmful chemicals in a few products that cause temporary dryness. Nevertheless, excess use of shampoo is in no way directly related to hair loss or damage. On the contrary, it keeps your hair clean, healthy, and shiny. 

5. Pulling Out Grey Hair Strands Increases Their Number

You must have been warned against pulling out grey hair strands. This increases the number of grey hairs. However, this is a complete myth. Your hair gradually turns grey due to a reduced amount of melanin production and has no connection with how many grey strands you pull out. Of course, it is still recommended to not pull out any strands as it weakens the nearby hair follicles and can cause hair loss. 

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6. Natural Oils Are Beneficial For Hair Growth

Natural oils like coconut oil, olive oil, and honey are believed to improve hair growth. Moreover, we have been advised to heavily oil our hair since childhood. However, natural oils are incapable of reaching into the hair follicles to impact hair growth. 

They make no difference regardless of how long you leave them on your hair. Natural oils can be extremely beneficial as conditioners because they help moisturize and soften the hair, which can improve overall hair health and appearance.

7. Air-drying is Better Than Blow-Drying

Blow-drying is quite damaging for hair. The high temperature causes severe harm to the surface of the hair. However, air drying is not any better because it damages the hair strands. You can use a hair dryer instead at a low temperature and maintain distance. 

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8. Change Your Shampoo And Conditioner Regularly

There is no need to change your hair products often even though the myth dictates otherwise. If you had your hair dyed or styled, you may have to switch to different products. But, other than that, using the same shampoo and conditioner does not affect your hair in any negative way. 

9. Dirty Hair Has Better Dye

No evidence supports the claim that dye looks better on dirty hair. On the contrary, the original shine and vibrancy of clean dyed hair will not be found with dirty hair. Hence, it is recommended to thoroughly wash and clean your hair for vibrant dyed hair. 

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10. Grey Hair is Caused By Stress

Another very common saying is how stress causes increased grey hair. But, science dictates that our hair turns grey when the body stops producing melanin. Hence, there is no way that stress can turn our strands into any colour. 

11. Regular Usage Of Conditioner Is Unnecessary

Another hair care myth is how regularly using conditioner is not only unnecessary but also damaging. Shampoo strips your hair of natural oils, and the conditioner helps restore its shine by hydrating and controlling frizz. 

Explore Oshea Herbals’ Haircare Range!

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Each product contains different ingredients to address a specific hair-related issue. From nourishing hair oils to rejuvenating serums, Oshea Herbals offers a solution for every hair type, ensuring smoothness, shine, and manageability with every use.

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Conclusion

Next time you come across a hair care myth, make sure to question it and look for enough evidence before you make any changes in your routine. It is important to leave these myths behind and focus on facts for healthier, happier hair. However, what works for one person might not work for another. So, it's essential to find what's right for you. By knowing the facts, you can make better choices for your hair health.

Disclaimer: Everything mentioned in this blog relies entirely on research and information found. Nevertheless, it is highly recommended to consult a hair care professional or dermatologist before incorporating any major changes in your hair care routine. 

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