Fact vs. Fiction! 4 Hair Myths Revealed

Remember that time in the second grade when you swallowed your gum and were convinced that it would stay in your stomach for 7 years?! That right there is proof that we have all fallen victim to believing common wives-tails.  I got to the bottom of the most common hair myths and will share why they are false...or true!

 

#1  If You Pluck One Grey Hair, Two Will Grow Back

Nope, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but the sparkle was going to appear whether you plucked it or not.  Often times the texture of the silver hair can be more course, therefore when you pluck the strand from the root, as it grows back, it will stick out of place making it more noticeable. Either embrace the grey, or make an appointment with any one of our stylists. We can guarantee 100% grey coverage.

#2 Brushing Your Hair 100 Times a Day Will Help it Grow

You guessed it- false.  Brushing your hair multiple times a day will not help your locks grow quicker.  In fact, if you are obsessive about brushing you could be doing more harm than good.  You don't want to damage the outer cuticle of the strand causing breakage. 

#3  Shampoo Less for Healthy Hair

This one is tricky and true!  Dry hair is dull, lackluster, and flat.  If we are constantly removing all the natural oil our scalp is producing, the result we might see is dry hair.  The argument I receive the most in my chair is when the client tells me they have an oily scalp and their hair becomes greasy within 24 hours.  My response to that would be, give it a chance.  Your scalp will most likely adjust to producing less  oil the less you shampoo. Since you are washing every day, your scalp is replenishing the oils you have cleaned off.  If you are an avid gym goer, just rinse and condition.  Your tresses will thank you!

#4 Getting Frequent Haircuts Will Promote Hair Growth 

Growth of hair is all about the hair follicle located on the scalp.  For that reason this statement is false.  There are reasons behind why so many people (including your stylist) recommend getting your hair trimmed if you are trying to grow it out.  Unhealthy ends become brittle and thin.  If you get regular trims to keep them healthy, you are more likely to notice your hair getting longer.  It will feel more full and the ends won't break off into an unflattering shape. 

So next time you are in for a trim and are feeling skeptical about a fact you came across online, make sure to ask one of our educated stylists! We are more than happy to answer any question you may have.

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