The Top Hair Myths debunked!

Find out what rules you've been living your hair life by that could be stopping you from having the hair (and confidence) that you deserve!

Myth: If you have greasy hair, you have to skip conditioner

Reality: A big fat false. Greasy hair is not caused by conditioning your hair with your products, it's actually caused naturally by too much sebum being produced from the tissues of the scalp. For greasy hair its best to use a clarifying shampoo, and only use conditioner on your ends.

Myth: You need to lather, rinse and REPEAT

Reality: Semi false. Most people should not have to repeat shampooing when washing their hair. In some cases if there is a lot of product being used or an excessive amount of buildup, you can repeat, but using a specific scalp detoxifying agent like our Purifying Scalp Scrub will help with buildup more efficiently and won't irritate your scalp either (like excessive shampooing may!) Also, lather gently when you wash to avoid extra breakage.

Myth: Brushing your hair 100 times per day is important for hair health

Reality: 100 times is way too much. The key is to brush your hair enough so that your natural oils are distributed throughout your hair evenly. Brushing can create friction on hair, which leads to cuticle damage, breakage and can make hair look frizzy. Additionally, if you are experiencing thinning or hair loss, brushing adds more stress to the already fragile follicle. The key is to brush gently and only as needed using a wide tooth comb or a brush with soft bristles to detangle without pulling. Opting for a scalp massage is another great way of improving your overrall hair health without any damaging effects on your hair!

Myth: You should switch shampoo regularly to avoid your hair getting 'used to it'

Reality: This is false. There is no benefit whatsoever to doing this, besides the excuse to try new products. Alternatively, what does matter is the shampoo you are using. Cheaper shampoos contain wax fillers that cause build up on your hair. To alleviate this, use a clarifying product like our Purifying Scalp Scrub often to ensure you avoid that horrible product buildup.

Myth: Blow drying your hair is bad for its health

Reality: So so false! Yes blasting your hair with a high heat is not good for it but leaving your hair wet for extended periods of time (i.e. while it air dries) is even more damaging. This is because your hair changes structure when it is wet and as the interior strands swell this will create even more damage than a blast of heat! Your best to heat dry your hair on the lowest heat setting than letting it air dry or blasting it with a super high heat.

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