Think you know all there is to know about hair care? Learn more about common hair myths and know some facts that just might surprise you.
First Myth: Products stop working because hair builds up resistance to them over time.
There’s no evidence to support the claim that hair becomes immune to certain products over time. Effectiveness is actually all about choosing the right shampoo, conditioner and styling products for your hair type or specific hair issue (frizz for example). If you feel like the products you’re using aren’t doing the trick, it might be time to make a switch. You’ll notice a big difference in how your hair feels and looks.
Second Myth: As long as you don’t have split ends or obvious breakage, your hair is free from damage.
Though most people think of split ends and breakage when they hear “hair damage,” symptoms like lack of body, static and general unruliness also fall under this category. In fact, 88% of women aren’t even aware that their hair is damaged! Use products that protect and repair to help prevent damage from standing between you and healthy, beautiful hair.
Third Myth: Once your hair is damaged, the only thing you can do to help is to trim it.
Though frequent trims are always a good idea to keep hair looking healthy, there are other measures you can take to rescue damaged hair. Choose shampoo, conditioner and styling products that both help repair hair and prevent damage from heat-styling tools like blow-dryers and straightening or curling irons, which can cause up to 33% more hair damage. You’ll notice a difference almost immediately and you’ll be able to stretch the time in between trims.