Stylist comes clean about hair myths
1. “100 strokes a day makes hair healthier and shinier.” TRUE!
Well, maybe not 100! But, gently brushing your hair before bed with a really good brush (like a Mason Pearson) will evenly distribute the oils from your roots down to the ends and protect them from over drying. It will also exfoliate your scalp and prepare your hair for effective cleansing and conditioning the next day.
2. “Don’t wash your hair before you get it colored. The color will take better.” FALSE.
Hair color is always best absorbed on clean hair. A buildup of oils and styling products may protect your scalp from being irritated by chemicals, but a dirty head of hair will only turn off your stylist. Try washing your hair the night before you color it for perfect results.
3. “You should trim your hair regularly if you want to grow it out.” FALSE.
If you keep cutting it, your hair will only get shorter. During the awkward stage, try pinning it back, getting bangs or wearing some cute hats or headbands.
4. “Short hair just isn’t sexy/Guys don’t like short hair.” FALSE.
Confidence is sexy. Short hair is sexy on confident women… Look at all the hot women in Hollywood with short hair and HOT guys like Rihanna, Victoria Beckham & Katie Holmes.
5. “Spraying lemon juice in your hair while you’re at the beach will bring out natural highlights.” TRUE.
But at what cost? Lemon juice will actually burn tiny holes into the hair that will allow light to pass through it (an effect similar to bleach) and severely dry your hair out. If you want highlights, go to the salon.
6. “Burning the ends of your hair will seal split ends.” FALSE.
Burning your hair is probably the most dangerous, terrible thing you could ever do to your luscious locks! Trimming your hair is the ONLY way to alleviate split ends.
7. “Coloring hair during pregnancy can be harmful to your baby.” FALSE.
There has never been one documented complication directly related to coloring hair during pregnancy, but talk to your doctor if you are worried. Since your body temperature is higher when you’re pregnant, roots might take too much or get too light. Cucinello recommends sitting in a well ventilated area of the salon to avoid inhalation of strong chemical odors.
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