Now that I have gone all natural, I have been paying closer attention to maintaining a healthy head of a hair especially post gym workout! I reached out to my friend Rose Wheeler to share her insight on all the myths we have been fed over time.
Hair is as personal as it is public, that’s probably why so many women and men pay plenty of time and attention to maintaining their mane throughout their lifetime. How many times have you sat in a hairstylist’s chair and have been told conflicting hair tips? Blast your hair with cold water at the end of your wash to seal the cuticle for shiny hair, or when your hairstylist says to make sure you come back within 3 months for the next trim to promote hair growth and health. With so many opinions on hair maintenance, who knows what to believe?
I’ve compiled a list of hair tips that we have all heard time and time again, but after some research I have come to find these tips may not be as helpful as I thought.
Myth #1: If one gray hair is plucked, two more will grow.
If you pluck away one hair strand, only one will grow back no matter what color the hair is.
Myth #2: Regular, frequent trims will help hair grow faster.
Hair growth is based off hormones, not hair trims. Hair grows about half an inch a month whether it is cut regularly or not.
Myth #3: Wash your hair every day.
It is not necessary to wash hair every day. In fact, washing it every day can cause natural hair oil to build up, resulting in the opposite effect.
Myth #4: Hair should be shampooed twice during one wash.
Shampooing more than once in the same shower can strip hair of its natural oils, resulting in lackluster, over-burdened hair.
Myth #5: If your hair is naturally oily, skip conditioner.
Oily hair is caused by the excess production of sebum in the scalp. Using conditioner will not contribute to more oil production.
Myth #6: Sunrays don’t damage hair.
The UV rays from the sun can dry out hair causing it to feel weak. Use a hat on the beach to avoid the risk of sun-burning your sensitive scalp.
Myth #7: Switch shampoos regularly to see best results.
Hair will not get used to using the same shampoo over and over again. It is not necessary to keep changing shampoo types and brands in order to maintain healthy, optimal hair.
Guest Blog Post: Rose Wheeler
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