We’ve all grown up with truths that we have held on to since we were young. Many of them, like waiting an hour before going swimming after a meal, ring true. But have you ever wondered which truths lack validity? There are a number of facts that we have carried with us from when we were teens that we have never even questioned. We just keep repeating what some people categorize as “old wives tales” without ever stopping to do any fact checking.
This infographic shows 5 Crazy Hair Myths that we have accepted and conformed to without even a “Really?” To start with, does using cold water on your hair make it extra shiny? It might make it easier to style but with regards to making it extra shiny, you’re going to have to rely on a dedicated product to give your hair a lovely sheen.
Myth number 2 talks about what happens when you wash your hair every day. You hair is not meant to endure shampoo cleansing every day; you will be stripping your hair of natural oils causing it to look dry rather than full and healthy.
Number 3 on the chart states that wearing a ponytail can make your hair fall out. This one does have an element of truth if you pull your hair back into a tight ponytail on a regular basis and use a band to tie your hair back with that pulls at your hair.
There are people who do believe that once they cut their hair it will grow back even faster. A haircut does not encourage hair growth. We’re not sure how this myth got started and it would be great if it was the truth but every 4 to 6 weeks is a typical growth period between haircuts.
Lastly, exposure to the sun will not turn you into a blonde. Yes, your hair can lighten up but most of the time it is from the chlorine in the pool during the summer. Your hair may look lighter but your scalp is going to look beet red. And with all of that exposure to the drying effects of the sun, the only safe way to make your hair lighter is to have it colored by a professional.
If you have other hair myths that you have bought into over the years, please let us know. We would love to hear your hair-raising tales. If you would like more information and learn the truth about your tresses to get stronger, healthier hair, check out this article: 15 Ridiculous Hair Myths You Need to Stop Believing