This month I will try to address a few of the most common hair myths. Firstly I will start with the most prevalent myth and the one that seems to distress a majority of my clients.
If you pull out 1 grey hair, 3 will grow in its place!!
This is false and rest assured that each hair grows through a tube known as the hair follicle one hair from each follicle.If you pull it out it will simply grow again although tugging hair can distress and irritate your scalp so it’s not advisable. Its best to use a hair dye or colour corrector to eliminate them.
If you get your hair trimmed it will grow quicker.
This is not true, your hair will look healthier and it promotes your hair getting regular trims but it won’t make it grow faster at the root. Keeping it healthy will make it look longer.
Washing your hair every day is good.
Wrong, washing everyday will increase your secretion of natural oils and sebum and stimulate glands that may make your hair look greasy. It is recommended that you wash every 2-3 days or only when it feels dirty, heavy or greasy.
You must change your shampoo from time to time as it stops working.
This is simply not true, if you find a product that works there is no need to change it, you may just have felt the immediate change in your hair when first using it but that doesn’t mean that It’s not still working for you and your hair. In rare cases changes in performance can be due to a change in ingredients made by the manufacturers.