Seven Popular Myths About Hair Care

7 Myths About Hair Care

So many of our everydayness are products of what our folks used to tell us. They really have a way of getting things and practices across and most of the time we believe and unknowingly follow them. 

Few of those are in the way we take care of our crowning glory. But blame it to science and first-hand experience, we get to debunk few of those hair folk tales and I named at least seven of the myths about hair care and practice.

Hair Massage

Massage actually will do little, if anything, to stimulate hair growth. If you are massively losing hair,  fret not, but instead see a doctor for possible medical help. Your dermatologist can recommend effective cure for hair loss. Just avoid self-styled “hair specialists” who offer so-called wonder tonics and or other fast cures.


The old notion that 100 brush strokes a day produces beautiful hair is absolutely false. That much brushing may even prove injurious, especially with brushes that pull the hair or scratch the scalp. Twelve to 15 strokes or regular hair brushing daily is usually sufficient.

Hair sprays

Most hair sprays when applied properly will not harm the hair. In fact, there are now natural and organic hair spray brands that are as effective. Excessive use or failure to shampoo, however, can cause the hair to become dull.


Normal wig wearing is not injurious to the hair provided the wig is not too tight, but more shampooing may become necessary because wigs increase scalp perspiration.


My granny told me that getting perm while pregnant is ineffective. Guess what? Despite popular opinion, there have no medical evidences that prove permanents are ineffective during pregnancy. Women using hair dryers, however, should apply low heat to keep from splitting or otherwise damaging their hair.


Cutting will promote hair growth, that's what they say! Although trimming may beautify hair by removing damaged or split ends, cutting does not promote faster growth. Hair grows at the same rate regardless and the rate is largely a matter of heredity.


Tight or frequent braiding may pull at the hair roots and cause damage. Hair should not be left braided overnight and rubber bands or tight clips should be avoided.

So there you go! You may have other ideas and opinions that debunk erstwhile yet popular hair care practices; it would be a pleasure reading your thoughts. Share it away in the comments below.

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