Whether you’re struggling to tame frizz or losing sleep over lost hair, there are numerous hair care problems that plague every one. If you’re anything like us, you’re always looking for a new hack to solve your hair problems. But don’t believe everything you see online, here are 7 of the most common hair care hacks, and we’ll be breaking them down and getting to the truth!
1 – As far as I’ve known of the concept of grey hair, I’ve heard of this myth too. I can’t begin to understand what is the thought process behind this myth, but don’t worry guys, it’s completely false. Let’s take a deep dive into why grey hair occurs. Your hair only turns gray when the pigment in its hair follicle is over. So no, the couple of hairs surrounding that one grey hair aren’t just going to give in to peer pressure and turn white. As long as the pigment in your hair follicles is alive, your hair will retain its natural colour.
2 – Hair care companies really would love if you believed this but honestly, using the shampoo and conditioner of the same brand makes no significant difference. Infact using products that are specifically suited to your scalp and the ends of your hair will benefit you more. So using different targeted products is a better idea than giving into the OCD and using products of the same brand or range.
3 – This is partly true, a last cold water rinse can help your conditioner work better but, starting with a warm shower is really what your shampoo needs. Hot water and cold water both have their own benefits on your hair. The warm water helps open up your follicles and cleanse your hair more thoroughly. Meanwhile, ending with a cool hair rinse cleanses your hair of any residual product while retaining the benefits of the moisturising ingredients.
4 – I’ve always found this hack confusing. If your hair grows out of your scalp, what effect can trimming the ends of your hair really have? I’m happy to say that my concerns were well founded. Trimming your hair frequently has only one benefit, you are less likely to have split ends. But when it comes to hair growth, it’s your scalp that needs attention, not your ends. Embrace oiling and head massages since they promote blood circulation to your follicles, in turn making your hair grow faster.
5 – There are many things in the world that are contagious, colds, lice, laughter, but dandruff, however, isn’t one of them! Dandruff is caused by irritation on your scalp due to hair products or could affect someone with a dry scalp and a lack of shampooing. If you have dandruff, there’s no need to quarantine yourself for it! All you need to do is add a few drops of tea tree oil to your shampoo, and cleanse your scalp well. Let the antibacterial ingredient do what it does best!
6 – If you have ever heard that washing your hair more frequently can actually have an adverse effect on your hair and make it oilier, you’re not alone! Considering that frequent washing does strip your hair of it’s natural oils, there’s a really easy way to maintain a clean scalp in the summers, without compromising on your natural hair oils. Using an extremely gentle shampoo is exactly what you need if you work out frequently or have an oily scalp. This allows you to wash your hair as oftenas you need to feel clean! I have a feeling that this myth has been perpetrated by all the moms out there who staunchly believe that any kind of hair tools are the definitionof hair evils.
7 – Well I’m sorry mom but hair drying doesn’t necessarily damage your hair! Pairing your hair drying process with a heat protectant can definitely cut out some heat damage. When it comes to hair growth, unless you somehow manage to burn your follicles in the process of drying your hair, your hair dryer and your hair growth rate are completely unrelated!
Here were the right answers behind some of your most commonly believed hair myths. Which one of these did you fall prey to? Let me know in the comments below and until next time stay tuned and stay glamrs!