Common Hair Care Myths
There is plenty of hair-care advice out there, some very useful and others that are completely misleading. This post is about busting some of the most common hair-care myths and replacing them with good habits that will nourish your tresses.
- Cutting your hair makes it grow faster—sadly, no. Your hair will grow about half an inch per month (give or take based on hormones and diet), regardless of how often you cut it. What a regular trim will do however, is make your hair look nicer by eliminating split ends and increasing volume.
- You need to switch shampoos periodically—you can use your favorite shampoo for life, so long as you choose one to suit your needs, your tresses won’t complain. What it can tell though is the quality of what your using on your scalp. Also, if you are using waxy products or your hair tends to be very oily, you may want to consider using clarifying shampoo every few weeks to remove excess build-up.
- If I remove a strand of grey hair more will grow back—thankfully, not at all. But what you are doing by plucking your hair is damaging the root of the hair follicle.
- You can fix split ends without cutting them—other than a temporary seal offered by a beeswax balm, you’re going to need to trim those strands to rid yourself of split ends. What you can do though is get into the habit of proper maintenance. For example, applying heat protectant spray before using hot styling tools, applying a regular hair mask for hydration (Leyla Milani Hair ‘Rescue Me Hair Mask’)
- You should brush your hair over 100 strokes per day—this is pretty excessive and while hair brushing is very important, overdoing it can weaken your strands and pull out follicles. It’s also paramount to have the proper brush which will be smooth enough to detangle without pulling on your strands—the Leyla Milani Hair ‘Miracle Brush’ is ideal since it’s a natural boar and nylon paddle brush designed to penetrate and glide smoothly through the hair shaft , while working to reduce static, boosting shine, and adding volume.
- You need to wash your hair daily—washing your hair on a daily basis will dry out the natural oils in your scalp that are working to improve your hair’s health and natural shine. You don’t want to strip these vital oils by washing daily—instead aim for 2-3 washes per week. If you need some help keeping your scalp looking fresh between washes, use the Leyla Milani Hair ‘No H20 Volumizing Dry Shampoo” for a complete renewal of your tresses in seconds.