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The Truth Behind Hair Care Myths

Jose Francisco Sanchez

There are infinite beauty tips, remedies and hair products, however most of these do not work and end up damaging it even more.

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Take a look at the most common hair care myths and know their realities… 

 

Myth #1: There’s a magic pill (or oil, serum or balm) to grow our hair faster, stronger or thicker.

Unfortunately, no. Hair growth is genetically predetermined and controlled by our hormones. Unless the magic pill affects our genes or hormones, there’s no hope that it might make our hair grow. Basic vitamin supplements can offer slight improvements in hair quality, but only if our body truly lacks the particular vitamin or mineral being taken.

Myth #2: Trimming will make your hair grow stronger, longer, faster or thicker.

Since hair is dead, cutting the ends has no effect on what happens at the scalp. While trimming or cutting the hair does seem to give the appearance of thicker hair, this is only because all of the freshly trimmed hairs now have the same, clear endpoint.

Myth #3: Expensive products do more for hair-care!

Not necessarily. Always look for ingredients over brand names. There are just as many poorly formulated high-end products as there are bargain ones to promise a good hair-care. Consider this when thinking of switching to a different hair trend.

Myth #4: Washing your hair too often leads to dryness.

This depends. Hair can be cleansed as often as you like without dryness, provided you use the proper products to retain moisture. Those who generally have naturally drier hair types (including those of us with curls and highly textured hair) often shy away from frequent cleansing – but water is not the enemy!

It’s the stripping shampoos and mediocre conditioners we use that are to blame. Using the proper moisturizing and conditioning products at wash time will actually increase your hair’s hydration and helps to your hair-care.

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Jose Francisco Sanchez

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