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Hair Myths You Need To Stop Believing
Lather, Rinse, and Repeat
Although shampoo brands often instruct users to "lather, rinse, and repeat," doing so can actually harm your hair and scalp. "Wet hair is so extra susceptible to damage and breakage, so the more you wash it, the more opportunity it has to break," says celebrity stylist Tonya Le.
Switching Shampoos
Many believe that it is necessary to switch shampoos as using the same one will eventually stop giving results. In reality, the lack of results could be due to changing seasons, different products affecting your scalp and hair, and even the naturally-occurring changes in your hair density and texture.
Reducing Greasiness
Most people shampoo more often to reduce greasiness, but overwashing can make the scalp overcompensate for the oil being stripped away. Instead, train your scalp how much oil to produce by washing your hair every other day, then slowly cut it back to once or twice a week.
100 Strokes
While brushing your hair is necessary, it’s a myth that you need to brush 100 strokes a night to keep hair healthy or to stimulate blood flow to the scalp. Brushing distributes the natural oils from your scalp to the ends of your hair, whereas over-brushing can cause damage, breakage, and frizz.
Permanent Gray from Stress
Even though acute stress can cause premature graying, a 2021 study suggests that this may be reversible for some women. 14 people were studied, and one subject who took a vacation saw a few hairs switch back to their original color, but this reversal is largely dependent on the age and lifestyle of the person in question.