6 Popular Hair Myths, Debunked

It's easy to believe commercials that promise to restore your heat-damaged hair, and it's hard to ignore your mother's advice to brush your hair in the morning. But it turns out, all of these hair tips are nothing but myths! Learn why it's time to do what's best for you.

Trimming Your Hair Will Promote Growth
So let’s clear this up, hair grows from the roots not the ends. Now this doesn’t mean you should stop trimming your hair every two-to-three months; a trim will chop off split ends, therefore preventing breakage, which leads to longer and fuller hair.

Split Ends Can Be Repaired 
NOTHING will repair split ends. Products that claim to repair split ends are more like “hair makeup.” They seal the follicle for that moment, but that’s about it. 

Greasy Hair Can be Cured by Shampooing Less Often
Now, this is one we wished were true. The reality is that the amount of grease produced by your sebaceous glands is determined by genes, age and hormones. Wash your hair as often as you prefer. Stick to what works for you.

Switching Shampoos Prevents “Immunity”
Hair can’t tell the difference. Stick with what works according to your hair type.

Brushing Hair 100 Strokes Helps Shine
The people with the most beautiful hair don’t brush their hair. Yep, it’s true ladies! Brushing your hair does not stimulate hair growth or distribute your hair’s natural oils. This is the one time you shouldn’t listen to your granny! “In fact, brushing causes friction on hair, leading to cuticle damage and breakage, which makes hair lusterless and frizzy,” said Mirmirani to O Magazine. “Brush your hair minimally (only to detangle or style), and use the right tools—a wide-toothed comb or a paddle brush with ball-tipped, plastic bristles. Avoid boar-bristle brushes—natural bristles aren't uniform, so they're especially harsh on your hair and scalp.”

Avoid Conditioner If You Have Greasy Hair
This is a recipe for disaster. Conditioner hydrates your hair; you don’t want greasy roots and brittle ends. Apply conditioner from the ears down.

By: Ivanna Coello | Image: Source

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