Top Hair Myths Uncovered

Hair straightening tools don’t damage your hair

Try to avoid low-quality straighteners and better buy an expensive best straightening brush, such as Luma, Dafni, etc. Because cheap straighteners damage your hair. Pay attention to materials and temperature adjustment, and do not forget reviews before purchase.

Conditioner will Repair Split Ends

NO matter how much those hair conditioner commercials may try to convince you, thinking that a hair conditioner will repair your split ends is absolutely FALSE. All that a conditioner will do for your hair is smooth the cuticle so that the split end is less apparent, but don’t be fooled – you still have split ends. Get regular hair cuts (every 4-6 weeks) to help prevent split ends. The only way to get rid of them is to remove them.

Don’t Sleep with Wet Hair – You’ll get Fungus

This couldn’t be any more FALSE. You can definitely sleep with wet hair without any fear of developing scalp fungus. If you are concerned about developing scalp fungus, then make sure that you keep your hair care tools clean and keep away from any infected humans or animals that have a fungal infection.

Grow your Hair with 100 Brush Strokes

Think about it: how can brushing your hair 100 times a day actually help grow your hair? The best that it will do is spread the oils from your scalp throughout your hair evenly to promote healthier hair, but brushing your hair that much could actually cause more damage to the hair cuticle, particularly if you are using an inappropriate hair brush. Needless to say, this myth is FALSE.

Sharing Brushes and Combs will Spread Disease

This one is actually TRUE. Everyone in any household should hair their own separate hair brushes and combs. Any number of parasites, such as lice, can live on the brush or comb, and can be easily transported from one head to another if brushes and combs are shared.

The More Shampoo I Use, the Cleaner my Hair will Be

FALSE. It doesn’t matter how much shampoo you squeeze into your hand, just as long as you have enough to cover your whole head your hair will be kept clean. Don’t bother wasting a lot of shampoo by pouring half of the bottle on your head; you’re just wasting the product and your money.

Can my Diet Cause Hair Loss?

Very TRUE. What you eat has a profound effect on your hair quality and the growth of your hair. You need to make sure that you are eating a healthy balanced diet, or taking a multivitamin to ensure that you are getting the nutrients that your body requires each and every day.

Wearing my Hair in Tight Hairstyles can Cause Baldness

Wearing your hair in a tight braid, ponytail or a bun can actually cause what is called “traction alopecia”. This condition develops when someone is continuously wearing their hair in a tight hair style without offering their hair any reprieve. This hair condition can most certainly cause baldness, so this myth is 100% TRUE.