Science

HAIR MYTHS

  • Washing hair frequently is bad for your hair.

    Washing hair frequently is bad for your hair.

    There is in fact no correct schedule for when to wash your hair, as it depends on your hair type, hairstyle, and ...

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  • Coloring hair can cause it to break off.

    Coloring hair can cause it to break off.

    Although color-treating hair is rarely linked to hair fall from the scalp, the process does ...

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  • Brushing hair can make hair fall out more quickly.

    Brushing hair can make hair fall out more quickly.

    Hair brushing can cause you to lose hair that was ready to fall anyway, but will not ...

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  • Stress can make your hair fall out.

    Stress can make your hair fall out.

    A common myth of hair loss is that it can be caused by stress. We naturally shed between ...

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  • The sun can damage hair.

    The sun can damage hair.

    Anyone who has ever spent time at the beach for a number of days can attest to the fact that hair, especially ...

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  • Tying hair up will reduce dandruff.

    Tying hair up will reduce dandruff.

    There are lots of myths about dandruff—what causes it, how to prevent it, and how to ...

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  • It’s important to use a conditioner every time you shampoo your hair.

    It’s important to use a conditioner every time you shampoo your hair.

    Using a conditioner provides a variety of benefits, such as preventing hair breakage and tangling ...

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  • Chlorine makes hair rough.

    Chlorine makes hair rough.

    Chlorine does have a “roughening” effect on hair, causing people to sometimes associate chlorine as ...

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  • Gray hair isn’t the only sign of aging hair.

    Gray hair isn’t the only sign of aging hair.

    Many factors can contribute to the look of aging hair, such as changes in hair texture, thinning, lack of shine, damaged hair, and diminished ...

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  • It’s important to change shampoos and conditioners often because hair “gets used to them.”

    It’s important to change shampoos and conditioners often because hair “gets used to them.”

    Does it ever seem like your favorite shampoo and conditioner just stop working? The main reasons for ...

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  • Haircare products can cause hair loss and hair thinning.

    Haircare products can cause hair loss and hair thinning.

    There are numerous myths around hair thinning. The causes of hair thinning and hair loss ...

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  • No cosmetic products can really stimulate the speed of hair growth.

    No cosmetic products can really stimulate the speed of hair growth.

    As with other myths of hair growth, there are questions about what products can really grow ...

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  • Hair shouldn’t be brushed when wet.

    Hair shouldn’t be brushed when wet.

    Wet hair is highly vulnerable to damage. Wet hair swells, and in this state it is very fragile and ...

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  • Hair will always retain the same hair texture over time.

    Hair will always retain the same hair texture over time.

    No matter what hair texture you were born with, whether smooth, straight, or wavy, there are things ...

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  • Cutting hair will make it grow faster and / or thicker.

    Cutting hair will make it grow faster and / or thicker.

    There are a number of hair growth myths. One hair growth myth is that cutting hair will it help grow faster or thicker...

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  • Rinsing hair with ice cold water after washing and conditioning will increase hair’s shine.

    Rinsing hair with ice cold water after washing and conditioning will increase hair’s shine.

    This is an idea that’s been around for a long time: rinsing hair with cold water will cause ...

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