Liverpool news 11 things we've all been getting completely wrong about our hair MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - We've all believed some major myths over the years

Liverpool news 11 things we've all been getting completely wrong about our hair MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - We've all believed some major myths over the years

Liverpool news  11 things we've all been getting completely wrong about our hair MetiNews.Com
01 August 2020 - 17:24

Breaking News ! There are a number of things we've all accepted as fact about our hair - but we're wrong about most of them. It's something plenty of us take a great deal of pride in, but we've come across some myths masquerading as facts along the way. In June, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said bars, restaurants, hairdressers and barbers could reopen from July 4 , providing they introduced safety measures to prevent the risk of spreading coronavirus. Now that we can finally visit the hairdressers, we ought to brush up on some common hair beliefs and set the record straight. From stress causing grey hair to conditioner contributing to greasiness, here are 11 myths we've all wrongly believed about our locks. Read More Related Articles Sign up for the Liverpool Echo's newsletters Read More Related Articles The Liverpool Echo has a free app and here's how to download it 11. Cutting hair promotes hair growth Hair growth occurs at the root of the hair - inside the hair follicle - not the ends. And as hair is a protein filament, cutting it simply provides no way to make it grow or not grow. In addition to this, cutting your hair does not make it stronger or weaker, curlier or straighter. Whether your hair is fine, medium or coarse is determined by the hair follicle volume and the condition of the strand itself - not a pair of scissors. Trimming your hair regularly will help keep split ends at bay and though getting a chop may make it appear thicker, the hair itself will not become fuller. 10. Stress causes grey hair The natural colour of hair is determined by two types of hair pigments, which are melanin types produced inside the hair follicle and packed into granules found in the fibers. Melanin is responsible for the colour of your hair so you'll find grey hairs when melanin production decreases or stops, which is usually down to genetics and ageing - not stress. There is little scientific evidence to suggest stress causes your hair to go grey, but stress can have detrimental effects on your health. It can speed up the ageing and fallout process, which in turn would cause an increase in grey hairs if your body is already producing less melanin. Keep up to date with what's going on in your local area using our dedicated tool: 9. Stress affects hair growth and causes hair to fall out Stress actually has no direct relation to hair loss - unless you're dealing with something especially traumatic. It's only severe traumatic stress which has been linked to causing temporary and sudden thinning of hair, which is known as telogen effluvium. Telogen effluvium is a form of temporary hair loss which usually occurs after stress, shock or a traumatic event. It usually occurs on the top of the scalp. Researchers for personal care brand Dove told Cosmopolitan once the stress has been reduced or eliminated, in almost all cases, hair growth will return to normal. 8. Hair grows faster if you massage your scalp Unfortunately, though a scalp massage feels relaxing and soothing, it won't help your hair grow faster. Physical stimulation to the scalp offers no direct effect on the hair follicles. In fact, prolonged massages could result in frictional damage to your locks. 7. Frequently switching shampoos causes hair loss You're free to experiment with as many types of shampoos as you please.

. 6. Hair loss doesn't affect young women There are lots of types of hair loss and it can affect the old as well as the young - with some girls as young as 12 experiencing it. It can occur in the form of thinning hair or involve a total loss of hair which can be gradual or sudden. The NHS states hair loss can be genetic, or as a result of extreme stress, a medical condition, hormonal changes or treatment. Read More Related Articles We've been cooking roast potatoes wrong this whole time Read More Related Articles Easy 60 second breakfast hack for the perfect poached egg 5. Supplements will help your hair grow Hair follows a specific growth cycle, so taking supplements or vitamins will likely not affect hair growth or hair loss. There's an abundance of hair supplements on the market, with many promising to improve your hair from the inside out through a concoction of ingredients which are good for the hair - like folic acid, biotin and vitamins D, A, C, and E. But a supplement can only boost hair growth if you are losing your hair due to a nutritional factor, with vitamins containing protein and biotin improving the strength of newly growing strands. If your hair loss is completely unrelated to diet, then sadly supplements are not going to fix it. 4. Conditioner causes hair to fall out Many people believe using conditioner contributes to the hair falling out, but this isn't true. Conditioner is formulated to aid in detangling hair which makes it easier to comb through. It actually leads to the prevention of hair falling out as a result of breakage, because the product smooths and softens hair. Excessive use of conditioner can weigh your hair down - but this doesn't result in hair loss. Read More Related Articles Common mistake PIP claimants make on application form that could cost them hundreds Read More Related Articles Nan cuts monthly food bill by £150 after making one simple change 3. Conditioner makes oily hair greasy Greasy hair is caused when your body produces an excess of sebum, a natural oil, in the scalp tissues. The resulting buildup makes the hair greasy - not conditioner. Those with oily hair are safe to use conditioner as it helps to provide a healthy dose of hydration and protection it'll be in need of. Experts advise applying the conditioner just to the ends of the hair and avoiding the scalp to help ensure your hair doesn't look flat or become weighed down by product. 2. Dandruff causes hair loss This is simply not true. Research completed by experts at Dove revealed there is no scientific link between dandruff and hair loss. The only common denominator is vigorous scratching because of a dry scalp which may cause hair to break and then result in hair loss. 1. Plucking grey hair causes more grey hairs Melanin is responsible for the colour of your hair, not plucking or removing individual strands. You'll get grey hairs when melanin production decreases or stops, which is usually down to genetics and ageing. This means plucking a grey hair won't cause anymore greys to appear.

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Liverpool news 11 things we've all been getting completely wrong about our hair MetiNews.Com


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