I know that many people believe in myths about hair growth. I believe some of them myself and have often tried various things to make my hair healthier and stronger.
One of the most common myths is that cutting your hair regularly makes it grow faster. Another myth that I believe is that shaving a baby’s head helps to grow thicker hair. The third myth is that a hundred daily combings will help to make hair shinier. The fourth myth is that rinsing your hair with cold water helps to make it shinier.
Hair Growth Myths Debunked by a 26-Year Experienced Hairdresser
Are you someone who wants long and healthy hair but is confused by all the myths and tips out there? In this article, I will debunk some common hair growth myths that are based on a misunderstanding or are simply fake news. As a hairdresser for 26 years, I have seen it all and I want to share my knowledge with you to help you make informed decisions about your hair.
Myth #1: Cutting Your Hair Frequently Makes it Grow Faster
This is a common misconception that cutting your hair frequently will make it grow faster. However, this is not true. Your hair follicle is responsible for determining how fast your hair grows, and cutting your hair at the ends does not affect it. When you cut your hair frequently, the ends will not split, making your hair look healthier, but it does not stimulate hair growth. So, if you want longer hair, cutting it frequently is not the solution.
Myth #2: Shaving Your Baby’s Head Will Make Their Hair Thicker
This is a myth that has been around for a long time. Many people believe that shaving a baby’s head will make their hair grow back thicker and nicer. However, this is not true. Baby hair is naturally thin and fragile, and it takes time to grow and become thicker. Shaving a baby’s head does not affect the thickness or quality of their hair, as it is genetically determined.
Myth #3: Brushing Your Hair 100 Strokes a Day Will Make it Shinier
This is another common myth that has been around for a long time. Many people believe that brushing your hair 100 strokes a day will make it shinier and healthier. However, this is not true. Over-brushing your hair can actually damage it and make it look dull and lifeless. It is important to brush your hair gently and not too often to maintain its health and shine.
Myth #4: Rinsing Your Hair with Cold Water Makes it Shinier
Some people believe that rinsing your hair with cold water after washing it will make it shinier and healthier. However, this is not entirely true. Cold water can help to seal the cuticle of your hair, making it look smoother and shinier, but it does not necessarily make it healthier. Using cold water to rinse your hair can be a good practice, but it is not a magical solution to all hair problems.
In conclusion, there are many myths about hair growth and maintenance that are not based on scientific evidence. As a hairdresser with 26 years of experience, I have seen many of these myths debunked. To have healthy hair, it is important to understand what works and what doesn’t, and not to fall for false information. By following the right hair care routine and avoiding these hair growth myths, you can have beautiful and healthy hair.