5 hair myths you should stop believing now!

Let’s face it, we all want our hair to stay perfectly beautiful and healthy and the measures we take are sometimes extreme, but not as extreme as these myths which people from years ago, and even some today, believed were the remedy to achieving that desired hair goal.

These myths have been passed down for years, from a mother to a daughter and from that daughter to her daughter, so we wouldn’t blame you if you had faith in these hair myths.

Take a look at these hair myths that you should stop believing right now!

1. Brushing your hair 100 times will make it healthier.

NO! No matter how many times you brush your hair, the end result will not be long, lushes locks. In fact, excessive brushing causes more bad than good. This increases the risk of damage. According to Reader’s digest, you should “Brush gently for styling only—not to stimulate the scalp”. So whatever you’re doing, put that brush down!

2. Having your hair trimmed regularly, will make it grow faster.

We’ve all heard this one before. We are often told that going to our favourite hair salon on a regular basis to have our lovely locks trimmed, will increase our chances of our hair growing faster. We heard that cutting off split ends makes room for hair growth. According to Health website, dermatologist and hair specialist at the Cleveland Clinic, Melissa Piliang, says “Frayed ends make hair look thinner and cause breakage, so when you cut them off, your hair appears fuller”.

3. Braiding your hair will make it grow faster.

When we were kids, our moms used to tell us that if we braid our hair it will help speed up the growing process. This is not true. Braiding or beading your hair causes more harm than good. Braiding your hair too tightly can cause breakage and so much damage. Braiding or plaiting your hair does however, strengthen your hair.