Want Healthy, Gorgeous Hair? Stop Believing These 5 Hair Care Myths Today
How often have you been advised to get frequent haircuts to help hair growth or avoid conditioner for naturally oily hair? Contrary to popular belief, some of these suggestions are nothing but myths. Hair Care advice is mostly free but how do you know if it's authentic? Let the experts as we bust some common hair care myths to help you get beautiful, healthy tresses.
Myth #1 Regular Trimming Helps Hair Growth
Fact: Regular trimming does not help hair growth
Does that mean you should stop trimming hair regularly? No. Frequent trims might not contribute to hair growth but they do help get rid of split ends, giving it a healthy appearance. Godrej Professional Stylists suggest trimming your hair every 6-8 weeks to get rid of dry and damaged ends as frequently as possible.
How can you stimulate growth?
Regularly nourishing hair is the safest and most effective fix to maintain its health. You can use a shampoo formulated with nutritive ingredients such as the Avocado Nourish Shampoo.
For the best results:
- Pour some shampoo into your palms and apply it evenly all over the scalp.
- Massage in circular motions and work your way from the lengths to the tips.
- Rinse well with lukewarm water and follow it up with a moisturizing hair mask.
Why Avocado? Loaded with rich nutrients and vitamins, avocado promotes healthy hair growth and almond oil rejuvenates and repairs dry and damaged hair to give your tresses a healthy shine and soft texture.
Myth #2 Say No To Conditioner If You Have Greasy Hair
Fact: Conditioner does not add to the grease in your hair
No matter which shampoo you choose for your tresses, it is important to nourish them with a conditioner or hair mask. Applying a hydrating hair mask cleanses the scalp and makes hair soft and lustrous. The mask gives hair a moisture boost to condition and strengthens it. Reclaim your shiny tresses with a nourishing hair mask.
Godrej Professional Recommends:
For Thin Hair - Use a volumizing mask to give thin hair a healthy and bouncy finish. Use the Keratin Rich Mask to hydrate and nourish the scalp to give you a fuller look.
- For Chemically Treated Hair - Use the Keracare Repair Mask to revive chemically treated hair. It is infused with grapeseed oil and wheat protein to restore the natural sheen of your hair.
Myth #3 The Same Hair Products Are Not Beneficial Long-Term
Fact: If your shampoo or conditioner don’t work for you anymore, it is likely that the needs of your hair have changed
There is no proof that your hair can get used to the products you use and that it will eventually stop working for you. When you notice that the products are no longer benefiting your hair, it’s time to switch some products according to their needs.
This can commonly occur when you’ve just got a haircut, coloured your hair, or maybe availed one or two forms of chemical treatments. Don’t rule out the fact that the requirements of your hair have changed with a change in the seasons. Start with a few product trials based on your hair type to find out what works best for you.
Myth #4 Split Ends Can Be Repaired
Fact: There is no way to reseal or close split cuticles.
Split ends are common for all hair types, raining on your good hair day parade. They usually occur when the outer layer of your hair is damaged which leaves your inner hair cuticles susceptible to damage and breakage. Not tackling this in time can leave you with dry, tangled, and damaged hair. The quickest fix to get rid of them is to split up with them for good. Chop them off for a fuller and healthier look.
Godrej Professional’s Tips To Avoid Split Ends
- Chop off at least 1 cm of your tips every 6-8 weeks.
- Use a conditioner every time you shampoo hair.
- Apply a nourishing hair mask at least once a week.
- When detangling wet hair, use a wide-toothed comb.
- Avoid heat-styling as much as you can and when you can’t, make sure you use a heat protection serum like the Protect Shine Serum.
Myth #5 Sleeping With Open Hair Helps It Grow
Fact: Tying hair while sleeping actually helps prevent breakage
Sleeping with your hair down may seem natural but it will damage hair, especially if they’re long. It is easier for loose hair to get tangled leading to breakage. Wrap your hair up or tie it up in a loose bun or a ponytail when sleeping.
Expert tip: Before you hit the bed, pump some Acai oil on your palms and apply it evenly across your scalp. Massage gently and work your way to the tips. This leave-in treatment promotes scalp and hair health and will gently condition hair while strengthening the roots.
Put these hair myths to rest and move forward to make your hair shinier and healthier with tips that actually work. While the care basics remain the same for everyone, keep in mind that every hair type requires certain tweaks when it comes to maintaining regimes. Also, don’t forget to indulge in scalp care while also maintaining your hair health with Godrej Professional’s range of hair products.