6 Haircare myths I wish I’d known in my 20’s
HAIRCARE MYTHS DEBUNKED: WHAT'S WISE HAIRCARE ADVICE AND WHAT'S FAKE NEWS?
How I wish someone had busted these myths for me sooner! As we grow up we hear lots of ‘Old wives tales’ or should I say ‘Fake News’ and we get believing all kinds of things. In this article we’ve broken down the top myths we hear over and over again, we just had to bust them so you know the truth for real.
1. Your scalp is best left alone
MYTH! How is it that we are encouraged to have a 5-10 step skincare routine, but then completely ignore our scalp.
Our scalp is of course part of the largest organ of our body, The Skin! So when we pretend it doesn’t exist, that's when issues tend to crop up. One of the biggest causes of scalp issues is that people don’t wash their hair properly, then you can get dead skin and product build up.
The best way to help cleanse and nourish your scalp is to use a Scalp Oil, and our CENTRED En Root Scalp Oil, does this job particularly well and is loved by thousands!
We carry so much tension in our scalp so showing yourself some extra TLC with a head massage can be hugely beneficial. If you have been neglecting your scalp, try our scalp rituals bundle - you can thank us later.
2. All vitamins are the same
MYTH! Absolutely not, all vitamins are definitely not made equally.
What’s the difference between a cheap vitamin e.g Folic Acid and an expensive one eg Folate I hear you ask? Cheap vitamins often found in supermarkets are normally synthetic versions of the vitamin in question.
Synthetic vitamins are cheaper to produce but they cannot be metabolised very well by the human body, so when you take a synthetic vitamin the truth is you to tend to wee it straight back out. A big waste of money.
However! There’s hope! When you take the natural version of the vitamin, it is able to be metabolised by the human body and has a higher absorption rate making sure that the body is actually able to benefit from them.
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3. Trimming your ends makes your hair grow faster
MYTH! I WISH! Oh if I had a pound for every time I hear this. Your hair is made from Keratin and is technically dead so depending on how long your hair is, the hair at the tips could of been there for around 5 years!
So, BUSTED, your hair isn’t going to grow any faster if it’s regularly trimmed.
That being said, it can look much much healthier and thicker if you do have regular trims. This is so that you avoid the rats tail stage - we’ve all been there when your hair gets thin and untidy at the ends from the uneven broken strands, having a fresh trim will give the appearance of healthy hair.
4. You should brush your hair 100 times every day
MYTH! This is the definition of an Old Wives Tale, it is not necessary to brush your hair 100 times a day.
In fact, excessive brushing can damage your hair and lead to hair loss. A general rule of thumb is to brush your hair gently, in the morning and before bed, to distribute natural oils and remove tangles.
Expert Hair Stylist Kieran Tudor says “I always recommend brushing your hair in the shower when you are conditioning your hair to my clients. This makes sure that you have and even distribution and helps minimise any breakage. Your hair is much more elastic when wet so it’s easier to detangle and brush. My most important tip is to ALWAYS brush your hair from the tips and NEVER the roots."
5. Fine hair shouldn’t be conditioned
MYTH!! Not sure where this one came from but we have heard it a lot recently.
Yes, fine hair should be conditioned.
Conditioner helps to moisturise and detangle fine hair, making it easier to style and preventing breakage. However, it is important to use a lightweight conditioner such as our weightless Heightened Conditioner that is specifically formulated for fine hair, as heavy conditioners can weigh it down and make it appear greasy.
It's also recommended to apply conditioner only to the ends of the hair, rather than the roots, to avoid build-up.
6. You can repair your split ends
MYTH! I’ve heard this myth so so many times.
Unfortunately the truth is there is no repairing your spilt ends. Each hair strand is completely dead, a stand cannot repair itself once split.
The best thing you can do is either go through each hair one by one and cut each strand above the split, or if you are damaging your hair with heat then then best thing to do is to make sure you are having a regular hair cut.
That being said, prevention is definitely beneficial in helping avoid split ends and using a Ultra hydrating conditioner such as our Daily Calma Conditioner can really help avoid split ends. The more hydrated and moisturised each strand is, the less likely breakage is to occur.
We’d love to bust some more myths if you have any or would like to ask our experts any questions at all send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get right back to you with our expert tips and tricks