You’ve probably heard that “don’t pluck a grey hair" or “your eyebrows should match your hair colour”. These are some hair myths that we've accepted as wisdom. What is the truth behind them? Here are the experts to de
The Indian Society has been associated with diverse beliefs and so have most of us been entangled in these uncountable myths. We have been brought up with these misconceptions that they have been imprinted in our minds indelibly. Therefore, it is crucial to debunk these myths and get over them. Hair has a vital role to play in our overall looks and no wonder we can’t mess with the health of our tresses. To ensure the proper wellbeing of our hair, it is also essential to know the facts which necessitate that we must get rid of some myths too. It is fundamental myths that we all must be aware of:
A Regular Haircut makes Hair Grow Faster
Most of our mothers have always said this and dragged us to the salon, but this is not the case. A regular haircut does the trick and makes our hair look healthier, thicker and fresher as it chops off the dry and dead ends. But, the actual growth of our hair takes place from the roots, and it undeniably has no relation with a haircut.
One Must Shampoo their Hair Every day
This is a myth that most people do believe in and shampoo their hair every single day. However, this should not be done. The shampoo contains several chemicals that are harmful to our hair and scalp. These chemicals extract out the natural oils and leave our hair dry and brittle. It is always advised to shampoo twice or thrice a week.
Shampoo should be applied on the Entire Length of Hair
The essential function of the shampoo is to cleanse our scalp. The dirt is always build-up on the scalp and not on the length of our hair. Whereas, the conditioner conditions the hair and should be applied on the hair ends to make them softer, and reduce split ends.
Greying of Hair happens because of Stress
The greying of hair happens because of the absence of the Pigment, Melanin. This pigment is responsible for providing black colour to our hair. It is very often thought that greying of hair takes place because of augmented stress levels. Stress can be an added factor for greying of hair, but the leading cause is Melanin.
Dandruff means Dry Scalp
Dandruff doesn’t mean that one has dryness on the scalp. Dandruff is evolved due to the existence of a particular type of yeast which is present in oily hair. Therefore, next time you see that you have dandruff in your hair, never relate your hair to being dry.
(In conversation with Dr Nivedita Dadu, Dermatologist, Dr Nivedita Dadu’s Dermatology Clinic)
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