There are many myths we encounter when it comes to our hair. From practical to downright unusual, some of the tips and tricks we believe regarding haircare couldn’t be further from the truth.
Yet navigating what is good for your hair and what is causing more damage can be confusing. So carry on reading to discover the haircare myths that experts have deemed false.
If you pull out a grey hair…
The moment we discover a single grey hair, it’s built up to be something of a tragedy. We’re not all ready to embrace the greys like Meryl Streep, so you can breathe a sigh of relief to know the age-old myth that if you pluck out a grey hair, more will go back in its place, is false.
Extensions don’t cause damage
Another myth is that extensions aren’t bad and don’t damage hair. Yet if they are used for an extended period of time, they pull on hair follicles, causing tension upon the scalp, which eventually causes lasting damage. This goes for both bonds or clip-ins, so it’s advisable to have regular breaks so that your hair and scalp can recover.
Split ends can be fixed
Split ends are inevitable; as our hair grows, the follicles split and are damaged with age, heat, chemicals, and even the accessories we style with. The only way to control split ends is to trim every eight weeks to keep the hair healthy. As once the hair has split, it has split. There are ways to help prolong the time before the ends split, such as never going to bed with wet hair and braiding hair to prevent tangles. Never brush your hair when wet, instead comb it. This also boosts circulation in the scalp. When you do use a brush, avoid bristles that bend and invest in a good brush.
Air-drying is always best
Blow drying the hair with heat isn’t the worst, but air drying is always the best option. When using any form of heat, a heat protection spray is essential, the Miriam Quevedo Black Baccara Hair Texturising Wave Mist with rose gold is a favourite of ours. A lightweight anti-ageing mist that rejuvenates hair for sultry volumised waves whilst protecting against pollution and UV damage.
Dubai water causes hair loss
There are many reasons for hair loss, such as genetics, age, and stress, yet the water in Dubai isn’t one of them. Although we commonly blame the extra hair loss on the harsh water in the Emirate, it is a myth. The harsher water causes dryness but doesn’t contribute to hair loss. Hydration is essential to combat the harsh water, so use an oil on the ends and a deeply nourishing mask weekly. Our tip – The Miriam Quevedo Sublime Gold because gold oil nourishes the hair and seals the cuticles to help protect against external damage.
Leave-in conditioners cause build-up
Hair volume is sought after, so the idea of leaving conditioner in the hair adds to the fear of build-up and unruly locks. Yet leave-in conditioners (unlike regular conditioners) are designed to be left in your hair to keep the hair nourished without the added weight. If your hair needs some TLC, or you are in the sun, humidity, salty or chlorinated water, then ensure you use a leave-in conditioner with SPF. The Innersense Sweet Spirit Leave-In Conditioner is a lightweight detangling spray that is nourishing but helps maintain body.