Hair Care Myth Busting
If you’re like most women, you probably consider your hair your best accessory — so its no wonder that you’d go to great lengths to keep it in top shape. But are some of your most common beauty rituals, like switching up your shampoo every few months and applying conditioner everywhere, actually doing more harm than good?
The myth: Getting regular trims will help your hair grow faster.
The reality: Hair normally grows a half inch every four weeks and getting a fresh cut every two weeks wont speed up that process. However, trimming your ends [every six to eight weeks] will help you maintain your hair’s shape and prevent splitting the hair shaft. So what can you do to grow your hair? What you eat is keytry adding foods high in protein and omega-3s to your diet.
The myth: Plucking a gray hair results in a bunch more.
The reality: If you see a gray sticking out like a sore thumb, plucking it won’t make it grow 10-fold. But it can actually damage your hair follicle and prevent hair from ever growing back in that spot. Dont do it!
The myth: You can become immune to your hair products.
The reality: The environment and seasonal weather changes, like humidity, contribute to this. Some mass market hair brands use large quantities of silicones and other ingredients that build up on the hair shaft. At first, these coatings make your hair look smooth and shiny, but after using them repeatedly, hair can become limp and lifeless. Ask your Sisters stylist for the best products for your hair type and condition.
The reality: It’s totally fine to be lazyjust don’t hit the sheets with your wet hair in a tight ponytail or bun, which can cause breakage. The really good news is that you can actually strengthen and condition your hair while you sleep if you use the right product. Ask your Sisters stylist about the right product recommendation.
The myth: You need to apply conditioner from root to tip.
The reality: When it comes to conditioner, a little goes a long way. Focus on your scalp when shampooing (because thats where youll see product buildup) and then just gently run a small amount of conditioner through your ends.