3 Common Hair Myths – Busted

Everyone wants to have a healthy, beautiful head of hair. Unfortunately, there are a lot of hair myths out there that might be coming between you and the gorgeous tresses you’ve been dreaming about. Check out these three common hair myths to change your perspective on what it takes to have your best hair ever.

Myth 1: Frequently Trimming Your Hair Makes It Grow Faster

This myth persists even though it doesn’t make a great deal of sense when you really think about it. Your hair grows from the follicles on your scalp, not from the ends. Accordingly, how often you get your hair trimmed has no effect on how quickly your hair grows. It is important to remember that regular trims do keep your hair looking healthier because they get rid of split and otherwise damaged ends. Routine hair trimming also helps to preserve the shape of your hairstyle, making it much easier to deal with on a daily basis.

How often should you have your hair trimmed? If you’re maintaining your hair at its current length, then getting a trim every four to six weeks is a good rule of thumb. If you’re growing your hair out, aim for every eight weeks.

Myth 2: Using the Same Shampoo For a Long Time Limits Its Effectiveness

It’s surprising how many people believe this myth. The reality is that you could use the same shampoo every day for decades, and it will be just as effective on day 5,324 as it was on day one. Your hair simply doesn’t know the difference between one shampoo and another. As long as your shampoo cleans your hair well, you should be good-to-go assuming that you’re happy with the performance of the product.

Having said that, it’s still vital to pay attention to the condition of your scalp and hair. Some people experience seasonal changes that may make their scalp feel itchy and dry at one point and then too oily later in the year. You may need to adjust your shampoo choice to provide extra moisturizing in the cold, dry winter, and then switch to something lighter in the summer.

Myth 3: Pluck Out One Gray Hair, and Two Will Grow In Its Place

This has been a popular one for a long time. Plucking a hair, gray or otherwise, out by the root will not cause a follicle to suddenly start producing two hairs. Nonetheless, plucking can damage or scar the hair’s root, which means that the hair may eventually stop growing back. Do this with enough gray hairs over time, and you may experience thinning patches.

There are better methods for dealing with gray hair. Visit April & Co. in Port Ewen to learn more about how coloring and a great cut can overcome all of your gray hair concerns and to learn more about hair myths that shouldn’t be believed.