This article is the sequel article to “9 Hair Myths you should get out of your system”. In that article we discussed three of the main hair myths women are attached to. The first myth was: plucking a gray hair results in more gray strands in the same spot. The second myth was: brushing your hair a lot make it healthier. The third myth was: trimming your hair makes it grow faster. In that article, we dicussed these myths in detail and learned the basis of their falsehood. Let’s get acquainted with the remaining six hair myths that ruin our relationship with our hair.
4. Shampooing leads to hair loss
Hair fall can be caused by a number of things, shampooing is not one of them. To know more about the impact of ceasing to shampoo your hair, think more about what it does. Shampooing is supposed to clean out dirt, sweat and excess oil. Ceasing to shampoo will lead to a dirt build up which will cause inflammation which, in turn, will weaken hair growth.
When addressing a problem like hair fall, it is important to recognize the root of your problem. Stressing and depression are known for causing hair shedding. It is a factor we often ignore; our mental health tends to manifest itself in visible aches and maladies. De-stressing and cheering up a bit can help alot in this case, of course easier said than done. Also there is a number of topical solutions that can allegedly stimulate hair growth like lavender oil and tea oil.
5. Sudsy shampoos clean better
This is a total myth, but why? To feel thoroughly cleaned, we like to feel a lot of lather. However this lather is formed, in most shampoos by sulfates. Sulfates remain in question whether they cause cancer or not. Play it safe and use a sulfate- free shampoo. Instead, opt for a shampoo containing glycerine as it will create a lather just like sulfates minus the risk.
6. Hair washes
Some people think that the right number of hair washes is four times a week or what counts for every other day. The fact is every individual case has its own specifications. It depends on the nature of your hair, the amount of sweat your body produces, and your daily activities . If you do not pay attention to these factors, you will either overwash your hair or underwash it. An overwashed hair is a dry hair that is not benefiting from the hair’s natural oils. On the contrary, an underwashed hair is a hair that has dirt build ups that weaken hair growth. Keep an eye on your hair and notice the roots; oily roots means a wash is due.