Are you the one who always believes in those age old health belief and myths when it comes to hair care? Then it’s time to hold on and think again. Some of these myths are not always good for your hair. If you want to benefit from the best treatments, make sure you get all the facts straight, in order to distinguish facts from these myths.
Plucking a Grey Hair Causes Two to Grow Back
It is absolutely not true; Plucking hair will actually damage your hair roots. It can even infect the empty root and lead to severe pain by leaving a scar. It, by no means cause more grey hairs to sprout out. If it does, then people would have never faced baldness as it provides the best natural remedy for it.
Brushing your Hair Every Night Makes it Grow and Add shine
There is an age old belief that brushing your hair at night is good compare to combing. In fact too much of brushing could damage your hair by causing split ends. Excessive brushing can lead to breakage or hair fall problems. Always try to use a boar’s bristle brush and avoid brushing when it’s wet. This myth originated in the middle Ages to reallocate scalp oils. Today it’s not relevant as most people use shampoo.
Fixing Split Ends
There is no alternative way to fix your split ends other than trimming. This myth might have started with a company selling a split end fixing product, but split ends are incurable – they can’t be fixed. You have to cut them off. Some products will temporarily seal ends together, making hair softer and more manageable. It will make splits invisible and that’s the end of ‘Fixing’ it.
Regular Hair Washing Causes Hair Damage
It is absolutely wrong unless you’re using a shampoo that leaves scum in your hair, a good shampoo and conditioner will give you nice healthy hair. Make sure that you follow a right method while washing your hair. It’s not advisable to washing hair with your head upside down. Let water from the shower flow down your hair length.
Braids Will Help Your Hair Grow Faster
Tight ponytails, cornrows or buns can cause Traction alopecia, real hair loss condition caused by pulling hair too tight by applying too much tension. This is quite common amongst older African American women. Braiding too tight and too long can even cause baldness. Use a looser style that minimizes scalp tension to avoid potential problems.