COMMON HAIR MYTHS DEBUNKED

We all do different things to keep our hair healthy. Whether you have straight hair, curly hair, or like me fall somewhere in between, you probably incorporate steps into your routine that you’ve heard are best for your hair type but some of the things we read in magazines or have been told aren’t always true…
Here are some common hair myths and their truths so you can have the best hair.

USING DRY SHAMPOO IS THE SAME AS WASHING YOUR HAIR

Dry shampoo has become all-the-go in recent years because of the belief that you shouldn’t be washing your hair every day.
While dry shampoo can be a lifesaver when you need to freshen up your hair, it does not actually clean your hair, despite it being called ‘shampoo.’
Using too much dry shampoo can actually be damaging to your scalp, which will damage your hair by causing product build-up, clogging your hair follicles and throwing off your hair’s natural pattern of producing oil.
Instead of using dry shampoo every day, use it sparingly.
Finding a dry shampoo that contains natural ingredients is also important.
Use it as a quick refresher, but don’t consider it to be the same as shampooing.

YOU SHOULDN’T USE A HAIR OIL IF YOUR HAIR IS OILY

I have oily hair and found this one to be wrong, once I started using hair oils my hair seemed to have gotten healthy and shiny.
If your hair tends to be prone to oiliness, you’ve probably been told to ease up on the amount of product you use in your hair.
Using excess product can weigh hair down, which can have the opposite effect of what you’re using the product for in the first place.
This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use products that nourish your hair, keeping your hair moisturized and healthy will help to keep your scalp regular, preventing the production of excess oil.
You want to use lightweight hair oil because it doesn’t weigh the hair down, yet it keeps the ends hydrated and nourished, protecting from split ends or dryness.
The key is to use the product from the mid-length of your hair and work it towards the ends – not near the scalp.

You Should Towel-Dry Your Hair

We all know that blow-drying your hair every day can cause damage…so in an effort to avoid this, many of us towel dry our hair. While lightly absorbing excess water from our hair with a towel isn’t bad, vigorously rubbing your wet hair with a towel can be very damaging.
Wet hair is very delicate, so it’s important to handle it with care.
Instead of ringing out water and rubbing it with a towel, gently squeeze out excess water using a microfiber towel, they are much more gentle than regular towels, and then brush through the hair with a wide-tooth comb or wet brush.

  

MORE BUBBLES CLEANER HAIR

A common misconception when it comes to shampoo is that it has to lather to really clean your scalp; I used to believe this too.
Instead of focusing on the lathering effects of your shampoo, opt for a sulfate-free formula or try a cleansing conditioner like Amika Nice Cream Cleansing Conditioner.

SPLIT ENDS CAN BE REPAIRED

Many hair products claim to be able to repair split ends but it’s important to know that once a strand of hair has split, there’s no going back.
If you feel like your ends are starting to split and break, it might be time to schedule your next trim.

Using the right products and taking care of your hair can protect it from split ends, however there is no repairing once they have actually split. So, make sure you’re not neglecting to visit the salon at least every few months for a trim.

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~Jennifer