Friday, July 30, 2010
Hair Myths – Fact or Fiction?
1. Brush your hair 100 strokes each night
2.Trimming frequently allows hair to grow out faster.
3.Sleeping while your hair is wet will blind you.
So many myths, so little time! We’re attempting to get to the facts once and for all, with this compilation from Yahoo’s Shine Network.
Myth: Frequent trims make hair grow faster.
Fact: According to John Barrett, owner of the John Barrett Salon in New York City, "Hair grows a half-inch per month, whether you cut it or not." What a trim will do is eliminate split ends to make your hair look better.
Myth: Stress can make your hair fall out.
Fact: According to Gerome Litt, MD, assistant professor of dermatology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, it is possible to lose a few more strands when you're extremely stressed out. He adds, “Other culprits are pregnancy or antibiotics. After a few weeks, it will almost certainly grow back.” But, if you must know, your hair is already falling out all the time (about 50 to 120 strands per day).
Myth: Switching shampoos can make hair look healthier.
Fact: According to hair and scalp expert Philip Kingsley, “Hair can't tell the difference between brands or build up tolerance to any product. Your favorite shampoo will work the same every time you lather up, week after week, month after month.”
Myth: If you pluck out one gray hair, two or three will sprout in its place.
Fact: The truth is, it’s false! However, plucking out those gray strands is a bad habit. You can damage the roots, cause infection or leave a scar.
Myth: You can't make flat, fine hair look full of body.
Fact: You can instantly add life to straight hair with just five minutes with a set of large hot rollers.
Myth: Rinsing with ice-cold water after a shampoo will give you shinier hair.
Fact: Not so. It might help perk you up for the morning, though.
Myth: Coloring your hair causes major damage.
Fact: Today, the market is teeming with hair products that are gentle enough not to weaken your hair. But Kingsley advises, “It can't hurt to consult a professional stylist the first time you do anything permanent to your hair or scalp.”
Myth: You should brush your hair 100 strokes every day.
Fact: According to Kingsley, “Brush it only to style it, because brushing pulls hairs out of their follicles and possibly weakens individual strands.”
Myth: You can mend split ends with the right products.
Fact: Sorry, but once they're split, that's it. You’re left with cutting them off. According to celebrity stylist Jimmy Paul, you can make split ends less noticeable by applying a product containing silicone or beeswax to temporarily seal ends together.
Myth: To get really clean hair, you must lather, rinse, and repeat.
Fact: One thorough washing will do the trick!
Our lovely model, actress Ryan Newman, is wearing our Tallulah Clip. Check out more styles on www.hairclippy.com!