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We keep hearing so many beauty care solutions and claims that we soon start to wonder which are true and which are not. There comes a time when we have to separate the facts from the myths, so that we can take care of our skin or hair properly. Yes, even when it comes to hair care, there are a lot of myths. So, let’s explode some myths and deal with the facts.
Myth: We should brush our hair 100 times a day.
There is a famous myth that has been around for many generations… that we should brush our hair 100 times a day to make it look healthy and shiny. In fact, excessive brushing does no good for the hair and can even damage the hair. Wire brushes can break hair. Also, if the hair is oily, too much brushing can make it look even thicker, as brushing activates the sebaceous glands more. On the other hand, if the hair is dry, it can cause too much static electricity and “blow up” from the hair. In fact, it is best to use a wide tooth comb, especially if there is hair loss. If you are using a brush, use one with natural bristles.
Myth: Frequent washing of hair is harmful.
This is perhaps one of the most common myths. We wash our faces several times a day, but neglect to wash our hair. Yes, as Hair Expert, Philip Kingsley said, our face and our hair goes in the same places. But, we wash our faces several times a day, but neglect to wash our hair. Hair also attracts dirt and pollutants and these, along with stale oil and sweat, tend to cling to hair much more. Washing does not damage the hair, if you use a mild shampoo. Apply less shampoo and rinse well with water. Wash hair more frequently in hot, humid weather and also if hair and scalp are oily.
Myth: Hair loss can be controlled with vigorous head massage
This is another common myth… that vigorous massage of the head with oil can control hair loss. In fact, if there is hair loss, the roots are already weak, and vigorous massage of the head can cause more hair to fall out. The hair should be treated gently. Avoid rubbing and vigorous massages. Using only your fingertips, move the scalp in small, rotating motions to stimulate the hair follicles.
Myth: Henna colors black hair red.
It is also a myth. It is true that henna gives a reddish color. However, it colors white hair a reddish brown. It does not color black hair. On the other hand, it can add shine and attractive highlights to dark hair.
Myth: use “black henna” to make hair black instead of red
There is no such thing as “black henna”. The natural color imparted by henna is reddish brown. What is called black henna may contain a chemical dye. So we have to be careful. Coffee and catechu added to the henna paste may result in a darker color, but not black. We have formulated Colourveda, a 100% natural hair color, which contains amla, henna, catechu and indigo. It is available in three colors brown, blackish brown and burgundy.
Myth: People who color their hair with chemical dyes should apply henna regularly for its benefits.
This is not the case. Those who color their hair with chemical dyes should not apply henna. In fact, henna coats the hair and as a result, it can coat colored hair and disturb the color. You have to wait for the chemical color to disappear, then apply henna, if desired.
Myth: Frequent shampoos and conditioners make hair brittle and cause hair loss.
Frequent shampooing does not make the hair brittle. It is the product that is used and the amount of shampoo used that can make hair dry and brittle. Conditioning does not make the hair brittle. It protects the hair by forming a protective film on the hair.
Myth: dandruff doesn’t affect the skin
In fact, dandruff not only affects the hair by clogging the scalp pores, but can also affect the skin and lead to acne. In fact, severe dandruff can cause acne on the back, shoulders, and upper arms. In case of severe dandruff, combs, brushes, pillowcases and towels should be washed daily in hot soapy water, adding a few drops of an antiseptic solution.
Myth: Oiling the hair doesn’t help the hair in any way.
This is not true. The oil helps the hair by softening and improving the texture of the hair. It relieves drought. Different oils also have specific benefits. For dandruff, apply olive oil or warmed olive oil. For very damaged and dry hair, heat two teaspoons each of castor oil and pure coconut oil. Heat and apply to the hair.
Myth: Dry, dull hair can only be cured with deep root treatment.
Root conditioning delivers greater amounts of caffeine and other active ingredients directly to the hair roots. Whole hair should be conditioned if it is dry and dull. Other therapies like hot oil therapy would also help. You can try deep conditioning. Mix an egg with a tablespoon of mayonnaise and a teaspoon of olive oil. Apply the paste to the hair. Then do the warm towel wrap. Leave on for half an hour then wash the hair.
(The author is a beauty expert)