Whether you’ve got long tresses or a bob cut, every hair type and length comes with its own set of struggles. You could have naturally straight hair but greasiness on the scalp, or you could have perfect curls but endless split ends. In any case, do you know what will help your hair look better and healthier? When you separate hair myths from facts.
Do you brush your hair using 100 strokes every single day because you think it makes your hair look shinier? Or, do you believe that conditioners help repair split ends? Well, what if we tell you that these are only myths that you’ve been blindly following all these years? Yes, girl! To help you stay on top of your hair game here’s debunking five common hair myths for you.
- Myth #1: Cutting your hair more often boosts hair growth
- Myth #2: Using conditioner on thin or oily hair is a complete no-no
- Myth #3: Hair serums are only for special occasions
- Myth #4: Air-drying is a better option
Myth #1: Cutting your hair more often boosts hair growth
Thanks to our parlour ladies, we all believed this one. But no, frequent haircuts have no role to play in boosting hair growth. Your hair grows from the follicles found at the scalp, thus, going chop-chop oh-so-often has nothing to do with the root from which they grow.
While a few essential oils and hair care products do promise hair growth, a quicker way to add some length to your tresses is with the help of extensions. Whether you want to add temporary colour or length, hair extensions allow you to play with your look just the way you want it.
Myth #2: Using conditioner on thin or oily hair is a complete no-no
While oiliness is due to excess production of sebum on the scalp, hair thinning can be attributed to genes, damage due to over-use of heat-styling tools.
Skipping conditioner altogether just because your hair is oilier or thinner than usual is a big no-no. It’s important that you treat your tresses royally. Make sure you use a clarifying conditioner for greasy hair and a volumizing conditioner for thinner hair. Using the right hair care products that suit your hair type is everything!
Myth #3: Hair serums are only for special occasions
False and false! Hair serums are godsent. They make your hair smooth, glossy and manageable in a jiffy. Each time you wash your hair, apply a few drops of serum.
On days when your hair looks like a frizz-ball and you got no time for a wash, simply dampen your hair with the help of a spray bottle and follow it up with some hair serum.
This will not only protect your hair from the harmful pollutants but also add shine to your tresses.
Myth #4: Air-drying is a better option
If you have shorter hair, then it’s completely okay to let it air-dry. However, if you have longer tresses, then blow-drying is a far better option.
When you let your hair air-dry, you’re maximizing the amount of time that your hair retains moisture, and constant exposure to water can cause the hair to swell and damage the membrane, weakening it over time.
Written by Fatema Habib on Dec 13, 2019