6 Hair Care Myths We All Thought Were True

Written by Dayle PereiraMar 14, 2019
6 hair care myths we all thought were true
With the amount of information available on hair care habits, trending colours and helpful techniques, it’s tough to decipher what’s fact and what’s fiction. What many believe may be false and what they barely know might be true. Once and for all, we’re busting 6 of the most common hair care myths and telling you the truth that lies beneath them.

Myth – Roaming around with wet hair makes you sick

Myth – Brush your hair for 100 strokes to get shiny tresses

Folks, don’t believe this old wives tale. While walking around with wet hair, especially outdoors, can make you feel chilly, it can’t make you fall sick. Illnesses like fever and coughs are viruses which aren’t even in the same realm as dripping locks. However, we don’t advise this practice because hair is most prone to breakage when wet.

Myth – Plucking grey hair will make more grey hair grow

False! Grey hair is caused by melanin producing pigment cells within the hair follicles. This is affected primarily by genetics and hormones. When hair is plucked from the outside, the action has no effect on what happens beneath the scalp. However, it’s avoidable because it can injure the scalp, not cause grey hair.


Myth – When shampooing, lather, rinse and repeat

Myth – Brush your hair for 100 strokes to get shiny tresses

This isn’t true. When you choose the right shampoo, it will effectively nourish your lengths and cleanse your scalp. Over-shampooing your hair will unnecessarily dry your tresses and make them frizzy. Double shampooing is only recommended in the case of hair masks and hair oiling. On a daily basis, use the Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo to give your hair the right care. Made with Oxyfusion Technology, it cleanses the hair and leaves it bouncy and full of life.

Myth – Shaving your head solves scalp problems

No it doesn’t. In many instances, when people are struck by scalp infections like dandruff or lice, they shave or trim their hair in the hope that it will stop the problem. In such cases, the infection continues to affect the scalp, regardless of the length of hair there is. Consider this myth busted and opt for hair care treatments if you have lice or dandruff.


Myth – Brush your hair for 100 strokes to get shiny tresses

Myth – Brush your hair for 100 strokes to get shiny tresses

Please don’t! We’re pretty sure you’ve heard it from everyone and their grandmother but this isn’t true on any counts. Excessively brushing your hair will not only loosen it at the scalp but also cause breakage and frizz. Instead, just brush it as you usually would and use the right serum for a shiny finish.

Myth – Oily hair doesn’t need conditioner

This couldn’t be further from the truth! Many believe that thick, goopy conditioner will weigh down oily hair however, this isn’t true. With oily hair, all you need to do is treat the oily scalp area differently and the rest of the lengths as you usually would. Conditioning will nourish even oily hair—just make sure you don’t apply any on your scalp!

Dayle Pereira

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