5 Hair Myths You Should Stop Believing: Transforming Hair Myths To Hair Tips
"Over brushing causes unnecessary tension on the follicles and mechanical damage on hair cuticles - which can lead to split ends and weakening of hair. Instead of spending time brushing your hair 100 times, spend the effort on massaging conditioner or masque onto hair, 100 downward motions each time, post shampooing. This way, the hair cuticles will be closed, resisting humidity to prevent frizz, and better reflect light for shiny, healthy looking hair. This technique will also enable better absorption, for longer-lasting results, preventing wastage." Says Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous, Readen Chia.
"A study comparing blow-dried hair to naturally-dried hair found that blow-drying causes more damage to the hair’s external structure, but air-drying causes damage deeper within each strand! When hair is saturated with water for extended period of time, it swells from within causing severe damage internally. Sorry to disappoint you, naturally air-drying your hair is not that healthy after all." Says Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous, Shawn Chia.
Minimizing damage caused by blow-drying is easy. Always apply heat-protectant before blow-drying to minimize mechanical and heat damage. Also, use medium heat and hold dryer 6 inches away from hair, making sure to move the dryer continuously.
"Frequent trims do not make hair grow faster. Your hair grows from your scalp, not from your hair ends. That said, frequent trims makes hair look fuller. Because, it prevent those annoying split ends from moving upwards. Many customers have long, but thin-out ends because they don’t trim their hair regularly." Says Salon Director, Serene Tan.
Sorry to burst your bubble, but once hair is split, it’s a done deal. The only way is to trim these ends. So is it a waste of money to spend on serums and masque that claims to repair split ends then?
"The answer is NO! These products can temporary "glue" those split ends together, preventing it from splitting upwards. Conditioning your hair with these smoothing products can also reduce mechanical damage, thus reducing the occurrence of split-ends!" Says Salon Director, Serene Tan.
"Do we wash our face daily with cleanser that is prescribed specifically for our skin type? Yes? The same applies to our scalp. Not cleansing it daily can cause congestion, leading to future scalp problems. Always use a shampoo that suits your scalp type daily, followed by a conditioner or masque that is tailored to your hair concerns.
For working professionals or moms who are seriously time-poor, we know that using a conditioner can be too time-consuming. Try this instead. Apply cleansing conditioner to your hair, focusing from mid to ends, to cleanse and moisturize at the same time. Do not rinse off. You can then use a scalp shampoo to cleanse your crown area. Rinse off together with the cleansing conditioner. It’s fast and effective!" Says Associate Salon Director of Chez Vous, Readen Chia.
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