hair-DO or hair-DON’T? Uncovering Hair Myths. Pt. 2
Hair myths are the bane of our existence! There’s so many out there in the world, it becomes hard to keep up with all of them. We’re still trying to uncover the most popular hair myths that you hear about on a day to day basis.
6) You need to skip the conditioner if you have greasy hair.
No. Don’t blame your conditioner for your greasy scalp, you need to be thanking your scalp for that problem. Greasy or overly oily scalps are caused from overactive sebaceous glands which are also known as the sweat glands. If this is an issue for you, it’s best to take care of it with an oil based shampoo or a good clarifying shampoo. (Oil sticks to other oils.) Conditioner is an important step in your healthy hair routine.
7) Cutting your hair frequently helps make it grow faster.
Unfortunately, this is completely false. Your hair doesn’t grow from your ends, your hair grows from your scalp. We do recommend to cut your hair frequently to promote healthy ends, which also helps make your hair look thicker. When you go long lengths of time between haircuts, your ends tend to break and split. This makes it hard for your hair to grow long when your ends are constantly breaking off.
8) Air drying is better for your hair then blow drying.
When you think about this myth, if it were true, it would make completely sense. It is true, you want to try to avoid excessive amounts of heat on your hair, however, when you put your blow dryer on a warm or medium setting, this is better for your hair then air drying your hair. When your hair is wet, it is in it’s most fragile state. Air drying your hair takes quite a bit of time, during this time your hair can pulled or stretched excessively causes breakage. Also, it is important to remember when you are towel drying your hair, you want “blot or squish” the water out of your hair rather than aggressively drying with a towel.
9) There’s no need to protect your hair from the sun!
It’s true, your hair can’t get a sunburn or cancer but over exposure of UVB and UVA rays can cause damage to your beautiful locks. The sun will dry out your hair leaving it brittle and weak. Your hair will become more frizzy and prone to breakage. We also recommend wearing a wide brimmed hat when your going to be in the sun and applying a leave in conditioner that specifically says it has UV protection in it. You must always avoid any “sun in” product with alcohol, peroxide or lemon juice.
10) The dirtier, the better when it comes to up-dos.
I would just like to ask, whoever is telling everyone one this myth, PLEASE STOP! Freshly washed hair is always the best to start a clean and beautiful up-do. If you have naturally straight or fine hair, stylist have many products that create texture for us to help give you volume or curls. Creating an up-do is similar to starting a painting, when you start with a fresh new canvas, it is a lot easier then having to build paint on top of old paint. Unless otherwise instructed by your hair stylist, we ALWAYS recommend to come into your up-do appointment with clean, dry and with no or minimal product on your hair.