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4 Myths about Haircare that Simply Aren’t True

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BecomingKyra
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 👩🏻👩🏽‍🦱👱🏿👩🏼‍🦰👩🏽‍🦳👨🏾‍🦱
Aug. 26
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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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