When you get bombarded with hair care tips and tricks, you might not know what’s true and what’s not. Is the latest trend in hair care a gimmick, or is it the real deal? Will you see actual results by using the latest popular product, or is it a waste of your time and money? If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed with all the hair myths out there, you’re not alone.
So we’re here to help! Here are 3 hair myths that are actually true.
Myth: You should use conditioner every time you wash your hair
Some people may think that if they naturally have very oily hair, they should avoid conditioner, and that’s simply not true. Conditioner delivers protection, nutrition, and moisture to your hair that shampoo cannot provide alone, and it’s a necessary step in your hair washing routine, every single time you wash with shampoo.
Myth: Your pillowcase affects your hair
The material of your pillowcase will have an impact on your hair! Cotton pillowcases lead to friction and higher chances of hair tangling, which will then lead to hair breakage, split ends, and a generally rougher appearance. You want to opt for a silk or satin pillowcase, which would minimize friction due to the smooth and slippery surface.
Myth: Washing your hair everyday can make it greasier
One of the best ways to get rid of greasy hair is actually to avoid washing it too frequently. While that may feel counterintuitive, excessive washing can strip the strands of the natural oils, which will eventually lead to a loss of moisture in your hair strands. Your hair will be left looking dull and dry. Your scalp will then try to overcompensate for the loss of natural oil, and start overproducing sebum, which will then make your hair even greasier. The solution? Wash your hair less often, but use a high quality shampoo.
If you’re ever unsure about a hair myth, just ask your stylist! We’re here to help you navigate the hair care world, and we always have your hair’s best interest in mind – we want you to look and feel your best, always!