With all the hair hacks and advice on TikTok, Pinterest and other online platforms, it can be challenging to determine what’s grounded in science and what’s not. Let’s debunk some of the most shared haircare myths circulating on these platforms.
Debunking 5 Hair Health Myths + Rumors
Let's delve into five widely believed haircare myths and uncover the truths behind them.
Myth 1: Trimming your hair makes it grow faster.
Hair growth occurs at the roots, not the tips. Trimming your hair removes split ends and prevents breakage, giving the appearance of healthier, fuller-looking hair. However, it does not influence the rate of hair growth.
Myth 2: Frequent shampooing causes hair loss.
While over-washing can strip your hair of its natural oils, leading to dryness and potential breakage, it does not directly cause hair loss. Hair loss can be attributed to various factors like genetics, hormonal changes, stress and health conditions.
Myth 3: Cold water makes your hair shinier.
Cold water can help reduce frizz by closing the hair cuticle, which might give the impression of shinier hair. However, hair shine levels are determined by hair health, hydration and the absence of damage.
Myth 4: Brushing your hair many times throughout the day makes it healthier.
Over-brushing can lead to friction, causing hair breakage and split ends. It's best to brush your hair gently, only to detangle and style.
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Myth 5: Applying conditioner to the scalp causes hair fall.
Conditioners are meant to hydrate the hair and make it more manageable. Applying it to the scalp won't cause hair fall, but it might make your hair appear greasy (especially for those with an oily scalp). The focus should be on applying conditioner to your hair's lengths and ends.
Haircare is personal, and what works wonders for one person might not for another. It's essential to be informed and, where necessary, consult with professionals when making decisions about your hair. The more we understand the science of hair, the better equipped we are to care for it properly.