I have lived most of my adult life in the beauty industry and I even get confused sometimes with all the information that comes at me! We get a lot of information from a lot of sources and sometimes it can be hard to know what is true and what is a myth. I would love to dispel some of the most common misconceptions of the 5 most common beauty myths.
I can admit it, I have fallen for all if not most of these beauty myths that I am about to share with you. My husband and I have even argued over one of them, let’s just say he found out the hard way! I will let you know at the end which one it was, but I have a feeling you might be able to guess which it was…
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5 Common Beauty Myths
Myth 1: Pulling out gray hair will make more grow in.
My mom used to be a believer in this myth! Tweeze one hair and several more grow in but I hate to break it to you this is not true. Your hair follicle is not able to duplicate itself just because you pull gray hair from it. The best thing you can do for your hair if you do not like seeing gray is to color it to cover it up. I don’t know how old you are but I not only have seen gray hair on my head but I have gotten a few gray eyelashes and stray eyebrows!
Myth 2: Your hair will grow faster if you get regular haircuts?
Your hair does not grow from the ends of your hair, so this is not correct. You will see an improvement with regular haircuts because you are getting dead/split ends cut off, so your hair appears healthy and fuller. Your hair will grow faster if you have a healthy scalp. A great way to achieve this is to avoid product buildup on your scalp and use quality products. I absolutely love my Monat products which are naturally based and promote a healthy scalp. If you would like a consultation, please click here.
Fun fact: The average woman gets her hair cut every 3-4 months.
Myth 3: You don’t have to wear sunscreen if it’s cloudy outside.
You absolutely can get a sunburn on a cloudy day, please read that again! Cancer.org tells us that UV rays can penetrate through the clouds and may even be more intense due to the reflection of the clouds. You can check out more information here. CANCER.ORG
Myth 4: Shaving makes your hair grow back in thicker.
This goes for wherever you are shaving, legs, underarms, face, you name it! A razor cuts off the hair at your skin level or right below, it doesn’t pull it from the follicle. It is impossible for the hair follicle to duplicate during the shaving process. What is possible during the shaving process is that the hair feels very blunt, rough so it gives the impression of being “thicker”. A better option may be waxing so that you are pulling it from the follicle and the hair will grow back finer and not as blunt/rough.
Myth 5: It doesn’t matter what order I put my hair products on.
It does matter if you want to get the maximum benefit out of the products that you buy. Sometimes you may get the opposite effect from products if you put them on incorrectly. I did a blog post about this in early December called, “The Art of Layering-Hair Products”. You can find that post here, I highly recommend checking it out!
We have all fallen for some if not all these beauty myths in the past but it’s a new year and with that comes knowledge! Remember we are all in this together!