Trimming your hair makes it grow faster
Trimming your hair doesn’t affect its growth rate. Hair grows from the roots, not the ends. Trimming can help prevent split ends, but it doesn’t make your hair grow faster.
Brushing your hair 100 strokes a day makes it healthier
Over-brushing can actually cause damage, especially if done aggressively. It’s best to brush your hair gently to avoid unnecessary stress on the strands.
Cold water makes hair shinier
While a blast of cold water can temporarily seal the hair cuticle and make it appear shinier, it doesn’t provide long-term benefits.
Natural oils are always good for your hair
While certain natural oils like coconut and argan oil can be beneficial for hair, not all oils are suitable for all hair types.
Plucking one grey hair causes more to grow
Plucking grey hair won’t lead to more grey hairs growing in its place. However, it’s generally better not to pluck hairs, as it can cause damage to the follicle or lead to ingrown hairs.
Frequent shampooing leads to hair loss
Washing your hair regularly is important for scalp health. Over-shampooing may strip natural oils, but it doesn’t directly cause hair loss.
Blow-drying hair causes permanent damage
While excessive heat styling can lead to damage, using a blow dryer with proper techniques and heat settings won’t permanently harm your hair.
You can repair split ends
Once a hair strand is split, it can’t be fully repaired. Trimming is the only way to get rid of split ends.
Using mayonnaise or eggs as a conditioner
While these kitchen items are sometimes touted as DIY hair treatments, they can be difficult to wash out and may not provide the nutrients your hair needs.