When it comes to hair care tips, there are a lot of claims that women have believed to be true. However, it is necessary to learn and differentiate between facts and myth for the benefit of your hair. One claim that does not seem to go away is that dirty hair grows faster than clean hair.
Now, we don’t know how or when this originated, but thinking about it makes us feel grossed out. After all, doesn’t hair look the happiest post shampooing? To find out the truth behind this claim, we did some digging and here’s what we found.
So, what’s the connection between dirty hair and growth?
There are two types of women, one who wash their hair every day and the other who wash it 2-3 times a week. Now, the latter may experience better hair growth because their hair is exposed to less harsh chemicals generally found in hair care products like shampoos and conditioners. Washing hair every day leads to severe dryness. Hence, women who wash their hair every single day may experience hair fall and hair breakage. This may be one of the reasons why the claim has become so widespread.
Fact or myth?
While there is some merit to this claim, it does not mean it's true. When your hair is not washed, product buildup, natural oils, pollution and dust particles accumulate on the scalp. If you don’t wash your hair or wash it only twice a month, it can actually hamper healthy growth. That’s not all. When hair is dirty, nourishing products find it difficult to penetrate due to the buildup. Therefore, never skip washing your hair entirely. You can decide to wash it less often or use a mild shampoo to prevent dryness. However, the fact of the matter is that dirty hair does not increase hair growth.