There are many words and phrases used to describe your hair, but crowning glory may be the most exciting one. After all, if you’re describing your hair as your crowning glory, it must be in excellent condition and look amazing. This is why it’s important to look after our hair; it’s what people notice first about us, and it even has the ability to make us feel more confident and happy – just think about how you feel when you leave a salon after a cut and blow-dry.
The problem is, there are hundreds of myths around that make taking care of our hair properly much more difficult than it needs to be. Understanding what’s true and what’s not is a good way to start getting this process right, and therefore here are some of the most common hair myths debunked for you.
Using Dry Shampoo Is Just Like Washing Your Hair
It’s not a myth to say that hair shouldn’t be washed every single day, but this only applies to ‘normal’ hair. If you have oily or dry hair, then it is a different situation, and you should wash your hair more often with a shampoo suitable for your needs. There are many different types including hair growth shampoo which can be extremely useful. Assuming, however, that your hair is normal, washing your hair every two to three days is a good idea – you will allow the natural oils your hair produces to do their job without being washed away too soon.
Some people think that using dry shampoo in between washes is a good alternative and that it’s just the same as using shampoo. This is a myth. Although dry shampoo can be used when you are in a hurry and want to make your hair look a little cleaner, but truth is that it doesn’t clean your hair at all. Instead, it coats your hair and that coating can build up and irritate your scalp. It’s best to not use it at all if possible.
You Should Towel Dry Your Hair
Using a hairdryer too often causes damage to your hair, and this is a fact that most people are aware of. If we’re taking care of our hair, staying away from a blow dryer is a great way to do it, unless it’s necessary (occasional use is not a problem).
If you shouldn’t dry your hair with a blow dryer, what alternative is there? Should you use a towel? Isn’t this your only option? It’s certainly what most people are going to do. As soon as they – and probably you – get out of the shower, they’ll reach for a towel and start rubbing their scalp with it. Unfortunately, this is also damaging, especially as wet hair is much more fragile than dry hair.
As an alternative, there are specialist hair towels you can buy that will help to dry your hair without causing any damage. Or you can wrap your hair up in a towel and leave it to dry naturally without rubbing it.
Split Ends Can Be Repaired
Split ends are what the ends of your hair are called when they get old, brittle, and – as the name suggests – split. It happens when hair is older, and it generally means it’s time to get a cut to trim the ends of your hair and remove the split ends. This is, in reality, the only way to remove split ends.
There is a myth around that these split ends can be repaired using serums and potions, but this is not the case. If you want to remove your split ends, your hair will need to be cut.
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