4 Myths about Haircare that Simply Aren’t True
When it comes to the do’s and don’ts of hair and beauty, there are layers and layers of false facts and old myths that need to be peeled back to uncover the truth. Some of these beauty myths have been around for decades, and there may have been a time in the past when experts truly believed them to be true. But, as time passes and technology advances, our understanding of haircare changes. The best practices for haircare today may be super different from haircare practices in, say, the 90s! These 4 myths about haircare are simply not true, or at least don’t apply to everyone the same. We’re going to debunk them and set the record straight so that you can make the best decisions for your haircare needs. 1️⃣ You should never comb or brush wet hair. This myth is kinda true! Your hair is far more fragile when it is wet, and more likely to suffer breakage if treated roughly. However, using a wide toothed comb to gently separate well-conditioned hair is not a sin. Many of us struggle with tangled hair that simply can’t be tamed with fingers alone. 2️⃣ Towel drying your hair is the best way to dry it. Okay, let me tell you what is wrong with towel drying. Towels are made out of terry cloth, a woven fabric with protruding loops of thread that absorb moisture. The problem with terry cloth is that it’s super rough on your hair, as strands can get snagged in the loops, broken, yanked out, and generally roughed up whilst you’re drying. Running a towel back and forth over your hair will disrupt curl patterns, cause damage and frizz. Rather use an old t-shirt! 3️⃣ Washing your hair more often is better for you. On the contrary, washing your hair less often can improve your hair health. Those with oily hair, or who get hot and sweaty easily/often, struggle with greasy scalps. You may be tempted to wash more often to deal with it. However, washing less often will slowly adjust your oil production cycles and help you to extend your washes and improve hair health. 4️⃣ Don’t condition if you have oily or thin hair. False! All hair types need to be conditioned if they are being washed regularly. Some hair types can benefit from ONLY conditioner, and an occasional wash! If you have low-porosity hair, you may find that some hair products, like hair oils, sit on your strands and don’t “absorb”, leaving your hair greasy. The solution: stop using it, baby. Condition well with a formal a that works for you, and forego any products that add unwanted oiliness. Skipping conditioner will expose your hair to the elements and cause it to dry out and become brittle. What are some myths about haircare that you’ve encountered over the years? Share in the comments with your Cherie crowd and let’s debunk more beauty myths together 👩🏻👩🏽🦱👱🏿👩🏼🦰👩🏽🦳👨🏾🦱
RhanebeauxI can attest to not washing daily. I used to have an oily scalp. I went from washing daily to now every 7 days or so. That only 5 washes between salon appointments which blows me away! My hair is less greasy now. I have however been told to only condition my ends of my hair, which is down to my waist.
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BecomingKyraWow that is amazing! I didn’t even consider how it could benefit hair in between salon appointments, so thanks for sharing your experience ♥️ Even dyeing hair at home - if you’re washing less often your colour will last longer. So cool!
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The Story of How I Ruined My Hair 🙃
***Keep in mind that this isn’t the first time I’ve ruined my hair...and I was also going through a breakup. Okay thanks 😅*** Photo Set 1 Do you see that reddish tint in my hair? Yeah, that happened at hair school. My teacher told my friend and I to use a higher volume developer than was necessary with a demi-permanent purple and my natural hair color was lifted to that awful mess. Photo Set 2 I had two options: let it grow out and slowly cut the ugly out…or go blonde. I chose to go blonde. I should have done more research on salons, though, because this one was using lightener that is SUPER HARSH, so my hair got pretty damaged there. I had been trying to grow my bangs out, and I ended up having to cut them, because they would have just broken off if I left them alone. Photo Set 3 We got in this new line of fashion color at the store I work at and I wanted to test out its claims that it would last up to 8 weeks. I used SEMI-PERMANENT because I knew my hair didn’t need more developer on it. The first purple color faded out to a silver-grey and I didn’t like that, so I picked a more vibrant purple to try…top right is the night I colored it, bottom left is a week or two later, and the last photo is as faded as could get it before I went to my hairdresser. At that point, I had tried clarifying shampoo, baking soda and dawn, two color remover treatments, and a clarifying treatment…I was screwed. Photo Set 4 After my hairdresser fixed me with lightener and conditioner. I was very damaged and dry. I had to baby my hair. I wanted it long-ish because I had to be in a wedding the first week of the next year and I only had a couple months between then. But my hair felt AWFUL. Photo Set 5 That’s the day of the wedding. I managed to make my hair appear healthy and then exactly one week later I went back to my hairdresser and had her chop it all off. Guys…don’t do what I did. There’s absolutely no way to bring damaged hair back to life. Once it’s fried, it’s fried, and the BEST OPTION is to just cut it off and let it grow in healthy. I learned my lesson. Pls learn from my mistakes!
Shea Moisture Product Review!
Hey guys! As a curly girl, I am more than aware of Shea Moisture’s various lines and collections. I, personally, love their Jamaican Black Castor Oil collection. Specifically, the SheaMoisture - Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Rinse-Out Conditioner and SheaMoisture - Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Leave-In Conditioner . I’ll do a review on these soon! Today, I was in my local CVS, and picked up SheaMoisture - Power Greens Hair Tea Rinse with Moringa & Avocado . I have been eyeing a lot of rinses for a while and I was excited to make this my first try. My next venture is for a rice water rinse! Fast Facts 1. Moringa ￼Great for hair and skin, beneficial for your bodily health overall ￼Packed with Amino Acids, the building blocks of cells, essential for hair growth 2. Avocado 🥑 ￼Fantastic source of biotin which is great for stimulating hair growth ￼Filled with omega-3 fatty acids and essential amino acids which coat the hair shaft so that the strands can retain moisture 3. Tea Rinses ￼Rich in nutrients which help to add moisture to the hair and prevent frizz and flyways ￼Promote hair growth, can balance pH levels, and can even enhance your curl definition. This product was only around 10 bucks and I think for what it claims to do, it was worth it. It is supposed to lightly cleanse the hair while leaving the hair soft and manageable. I rinsed my hair thoroughly with warm water and then applied the rinse. The reason for the four stars was because of my confusion. The directions say not to rinse this product...even though it is a gentle cleanser and a rinse. After putting the product in my hair, massaging it in and seeing the low lather that resulted, I decided to rinse it from my hair. You can kind of see the little suds on my hairline in the picture. Going past my confusion, I truly loved using this product. It did EXACTLY what it said it’s purpose was. A gentle clean while still keeping my hair soft. For individuals looking for a deeper clean, I would not recommend this product. For individuals that love a big lather when cleansing their hair I, also, would not recommend this product. After rinsing the product I applied my SheaMoisture - Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Rinse-Out Conditioner , let sit for an hour, then rinsed. I did my usual moisture method(take a look at my older posts to see) and just let my hair air dry. It honestly felt so great afterwards and CLEAN! I don’t know if I’ll repurchase but I’ll definitely up my tea rinse search! Have you guys ever tried a tea rinse? If so, how did you like it and what brand or was it DIY? Let me know!
SheaMoisture-Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Leave-In Conditioner
This is the worst hair product I own right now
Preface: I own a LOT of hair care products. I am a thick, dry haired curly girl with medium-length hair now that has been chemically treated. I’m dealing with frizz, damage, and dryness all while trying to have a calm scalp. It’s a LOT. When I say this is the worst hair product I own, that’s not at all an exaggeration. This is the purifying scalp scrub Christophe Robin - Cleansing Purifying Scrub With Sea Salt from Christophe Robin. I am pretty sure I got this in an Allure Beauty Box a looong time ago. I’m talking 2018??? Anyway. The purpose of this product is a pre-shampoo treatment to scrub into your scalp to remove built up dirt, oil, and hair product so your scalp can breathe and better produce hair growth. It smells pretty sweet, kinda salty, and it has a clumpy consistency (because it’s, you know, a salt scrub). I went into using this thinking it would be great but it’s so thick that I have a hard time using it without parting my hair 40 different ways so I can actually reach my scalp through my hair. What I wasn’t expecting was to have leftover salt chunks in my hair...that would take over 10 minutes to wash out of my hair!!! Not even to mention it lathers up SO MUCH that is basically strips all oils from your scalp, making it start to flake. This scrub is awful if you have thick hair. If you have thin hair you would probably like this, but I just cannot deal with it. I have used so many other scrub that I don’t have issues with that I just absolutely cannot deal with it. Due to the issues I experienced, as well as this mini size costing $19, I have to rate it 2/5. Would not recommend unless you have thin hair that is oily. #CheriePartner
Christophe Robin-Cleansing Purifying Scrub With Sea Salt
Basic Hair Tips (Part 2)!
Hi everyone, I hope that the first post has helped some of you in your hair care journey! Here are some more tips! ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼DO NOT OVERCLEAN YOUR HAIR. This is another hard reality for many people that have curls or coils. Remember how I previously mentioned that the production of bubbles does not mean that your hair is cleaner & that it’s stripping away your natural oils? Well, you also have to be careful to not over wash your hair because TOO MUCH SHAMPOO in your hair, regardless of whether they have sulfates or not, is BAD & DRIES your hair, which, in turn, causes your scalp to produce UNHEALTHY OIL to compensate for the dryness, making it harder for the hair TO STAY HEALTHY WITHOUT ITS NATURAL OILS & TO RETAIN THE MUCH NEEDED MOISTURE. How often you should wash your hair is IMPORTANT & also varies according to HAIR TYPE, so please take the time to do more in-depth research about this. I wash my hair 2 times a week. There are ways to maintain your hair clean without having to wash it EVERYDAY, it is not necessary. ￼￼￼￼￼That being said, this is probably one of the MOST IMPORTANT TIPS: MOISTURE IS A CURLS’ BEST FRIEND. Having curls automatically means that we tend to have DRYER hair than people with straight hair. It’s science. The shape of our follicles makes it harder for the sebaceous glands to successfully release sebum to lubricate our hair. The more quenchness your hair has, then the more dry it TENDS to be. That doesn’t take away the beauty, it just means that we have to work extra by adding more moisture and shine to our hair. Be aware that level of extra moisture needed VARIES according to hair type and that even though our hair is dryer. ADDING PURE OILS are NOT the solution, CONDITIONER/MOISTURE IS! ￼￼￼￼￼USE A PRE-SHAMPOO! I can honestly say that adding this step has made it so much SIMPLER to detangle and cleanse my hair. This helps ease prepare the hair for the actual wash, and that has also helped me reduce the amount of shampoo that I use, which is a bonus. ￼ I’ll be posting a set of products that are great in the near future, so be on the lookout! Hope this helps!
Hair Myths?🤔 Let's Talk About It!
As I hair stylist I hear tonnes of myths surrounding hair and the majority of them aren’t true!! Pulling out your grey hair causes more to grow. This is not true! White hairs are caused by the individual hairs losing their pigment, as of yet there is no known reason for this, however, we do know that by pulling them out it does not cause more to grow through. Be careful when pulling out white hair as you may destroy the hair follicle which may result in the hairs being unable to grow back. Cutting your hair will make it grow quicker. This is true, but not in the way that you think. Hair growth starts at the roots not at the ends. We recommend cutting your hair regularly to prevent the ends of your hair becoming split or broken, which in turn may result in the hair getting shorter. By trimming your hair, it will allow your hair to stay healthier while it grows. Don’t use conditioner if you have oily hair. Oily hair is not caused by conditioner! Oily hair is caused by an overactive production of sebum, which is produced naturally by the scalp. Conditioner targets the mid-lengths and ends of the hair and should only be applied to these areas. If you are worried you can use a conditioner designed specifically for fine hair, this will be slightly lighter than a normal conditioner. Or you can use a leave in conditioner spray, again this will be lighter than a normal conditioner. You can’t dye your hair when you are pregnant. Hair dye does not affect the baby! So, it is completely fine to colour your hair whilst pregnant. However, I would always recommend getting re-skin tested as your hormones change which may result in you being more sensitive to colour. These are the most common hair myths that I come across as a hairdresser and rest assured, they are just myths!
BASIC Hair Tips! (Part 1)
My journey with my hair care has allowed to learn a lot of basic things that we’re really not taught about. I’m sharing a few, and will be sharing more in the future, because good techniques help with the efficiency of the products. So, I hope that once you start applying them, that you’ll see some positive changes! ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Get to KNOW your hair! This is essential for us curly people because we REQUIRE EXTRA daily care to shine flawlessly. This includes knowing whether your hair strands are thin or thick, if the scalp is oily, dry or sensitive, and the strength of your curls quenchness (A, B, C). Once you know all of these, then you’ll be able to try products that are more TARGETED for your hair type. Many tend to not know their hair type, which is why they struggle with finding good products and changing products from time to time. ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼DO NOT USE PURE OILS in your hair! There’s a huge misconception about how oils are great for curls and they’re really just providing an ILLUSION of what you can ACTUALLY ACHIEVE. Oils are INCAPABLE of penetrating the hair shaft deep enough to have any LASTING IMPACT. Plus, OIL and WATER do NOT MIX WELL, so whenever you add oil and then try to rinse it off with only water, it’ll take you a LONG TIME. In fact, you’re probably not removing the oil, which is also part of the reason for why the hair can get so dirty instantly. Also, if oil is left on your hair, then the hair shafts will get CLOGGED. If they get clogged, then it’ll be harder for the shampoo to do the DEEP SCALP CLEANSING, which would also attribute to the hair’s overall look of dirtiness. That being said, if you have been using oils, do not try to RUB IT ALL OFF on your next wash, because that will just IRRITATE your scalp. Treat your scalp with CARE, ALWAYS! The more washes you do, then the easier it’ll be for the shampoo to do its work and slowly declog the shafts as long as you don’t add extra oils to it. That being said, the hair needs oils, but only a minimum amount, so there’s NO NEED TO ADD PURE OIL TO IT, UNLESS YOU HAVE SUPER DRY SCALP (and be CAUTIOUS ABOUT IT, ONLY ADD A MINIMUM AMOUNT) ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼BUBBLES/FOAM DO NOT EQUAL CLEAN! I feel that while many of us have noticed that more brands are releasing shampoos without sulfates, many of us also don’t understand why that matters. Part of it is because sulfates are a type of surfactants, which are what give rise to the bubbles, and I used to think that the appearance of more bubbles meant that a high-sulfate shampoo was working even better, but that’s not what that means. Whenever you are using a high-sulfate shampoo, when MORE FOAM appears, that means that the shampoo’s sulfates have successfully removed a huge part of you hair’s ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS and OILS. AVOID THAT by using shampoos with low sulfates or non-sulfate shampoos! Wow, wanted to add more, but I’ve written a lot for now. Hope this information helps, but please take the time to do more research on your own!
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