1. Cutting Hair Makes it Grow Faster
Hair typically grows a half inch per month (from the roots, not the ends) whether you cut it or not. However trimming your hair regularly every 6-8 weeks will allow your hair to grow healthier, avoiding split ends and breakage. Freshly trimmed hair looks fuller than over-grown scraggly hair.
2. Split Ends Can Be Repaired
Sorry ladies, once it’s split it needs to be cut off. No miracle product can put it back together. Avoid split ends by getting regular trims and using a heat protectant like Aveda’s Damage Control.
3. Brushing Hair is Good for it.
Over brushing is the major cause of split ends and breakage. Using a detangling product, wide-tooth comb or Wet Brush will help reduce breakage. Also, use a super absorbent towel and gently squeeze the hair fresh out of the shower.
4. Pull Out a Gray Hair and Two Will Grow Back
Pulling out your grays will not make two gray hairs grow back. It can however eventually lead to weakening of the hair or worse, that hair not growing back, leading to thinning and baldness. When it does grow back, the coarse, gray hair tends to stick out and be more noticeable.
5. Baldness is Inherited from the Mother’s Side
Baldness can be inherited from the mother or father’s side and can even skip generations. Male pattern baldness usually begins around 18-20 while female pattern around 45-55. If you are worried about thinning hair Aveda’s Invati has done wonders for many people.
6. Dandruff is Caused by Dry Scalp
Most flakes you usually see are from dry scalp and can be cured by a good shampoo and conditioner such as Scalp Benefits. Actual dandruff usually shows up on an oily scalp and is caused by yeast. Medicated shampoos are required to cure dandruff. It can also be controlled with Aveda’s dandruff solution, Scalp Remedy.
7. You Should Wash Your Hair Everyday
Hair should only be washed as needed (every 2-3 days) or when it looks or feels greasy. Washing everyday strips out the hair’s natural oils. Your natural oils are the best conditioner for your hair. Lather, rinse, repeat? Only if the first shampoo didn’t produce much “sudsing”. To avoid getting greasy roots, condition from the mid-lengths through the ends.