We all have some assumptions about the best ways to take care of hair, even though we don’t have concrete informations on why. Some are learned from our mothers, some are learned from TV, in this article we listed for you the 7 Debunked Myths about Hair Health.
1 — Lemon Juice Lightens the Hair
Using lemon juice to lighten hair is a very common assumption however, lemon does not change the color of hair. On the contrary, direct apply of lemon to hair can be damaging because of its high acid content. However, there are natural ways to lighten the hair. To learn more about it you can check out our article.
2 — Split Ends Can Be Repaired
Even though hair cosmetics industry would love to find a cure for split ends, it’s actually incurable. Hair is not something that is alive in itself. It’s supported by the hair follicles in our scalp. So, the only way to get rid of split ends is to trim them in hair salon.
3 — Trimming Hair Makes It Grow Faster
This may be the most known myth about hair. Whenever I go to the salon to get a haircut, I whine for the hair length that I have lost. Almost always someone comes up and says that trimming hair or getting a haircut makes hair grow faster. This is not true for the same reason that split ends are incurable. Hair grows from the hair follicles not from the ends.
4 —Brushing Hair When It’s Wet Cause Breakages
It’s believed that brushing hair right after shower cause hair breakages and damages the ends of hair. However it’s actually the opposite. When hair is wet, it’s %20 more elastic than dry hair. So, it’s preferential than brushing the dry hair.
5 — Sleeping with Your Hair in a Bun Protects Hair
Sleeping with your hair in a bun is another common misconception about hair care. Generally we try sleeping with a hair bun to prevent it from getting tangled during sleep. However, regularly sleeping with your hair in a bun creates a pulling effect on hair and can cause hair loss even alopecia.
6 —Plucking One Grey Hair Creates Other Grey Hairs
It’s widely known and believed that if you pluck one grey hair from your head, two will be born in it’s place. This is an idea, most probably transferred to us through our grandparents and can be supported by the looks of it. Because if your hair started to grey out, it tends to continue with speed. In old times people probably considered this was happening because they were plucking the greys from their hair.
7 — Hair Coloring “Always” Damages Hair
It’s believed that hair coloring instantly causes breakages in hair and affects hair health badly. However, this is only a risk when one is bleaching their hair in drastic measures. For other ways of coloring hair whether you go darker or a few levels lighter it’s only dangerous if you’re using dyes with damaging materials in it: ammonia… If you use, natural dyes and ammonia free dyes it’s completely impossible to talk about any harm and also it can even benefit your hair in many other ways.
In this article, we listed for you the 7 common misconceptions about hair health and their actual explanations. I hope to see you in our next article👋