We may hear many such myths related to hair care practices and what helps it grow come from what we have been told since childhood or from someone on the internet. But all of them are not true or have any scientific evidence. But holding on to that kind of blind belief based on wrong information is often what stops us from having a healthy flowing mane.

To help you achieve healthy hair we have uncovered a few common hair care myths that you may have come across once in your lifetime.

  1. Shampooing will cause hair loss.
  2. Cutting or trimming your hair more often makes it grow faster
  3. Split ends can be repaired
  4. You should brush your hair 100 times per day.
  5. Do not condition if you have oily or thin hair.
  6. Using the same shampoo and conditioner over and over will eventually lose its effectiveness.
  7. Wearing a hat or cap too much can cause hair fall.
  8. Plucking grey hairs make two more grow in its place.
  9. Sleeping with hair down or loose helps it grow.
  10. Wash with cold water for ultimate shine.

Hair can stop growing or grow slowly for a variety of reasons including age, genetics, hormones, or stress. You may notice your hair stops growing in one spot or seems to be growing slowly on one side. There are plenty of treatment options for slow-growing hair, including: medication.

These Are the Reasons Your Hair Isn’t Growing Faster

  1. Hormonal Imbalance: Both men and women can develop hormonal imbalances that can cause hair to thin or fall out.
  2. Poor Diet: When you don’t get the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that your body needs from your diet, it can cause a loss of hair.
  3. In Proper Oiling:: When you gently massage the scalp, it helps in exfoliation and sometimes that helps in reducing hair fall.
  4. Not Drinking Enough Water: Drinking at least two liters of water a day will help the strength of your hair, increasing growth
  5. Over processing and Styling: Hair breakage can start to occur in areas where over processing has severely damaged hair.

HORMONAL problems like thyroid disease or PCOS as causes of hair loss, which, when occurring in small amounts, can make it seem like your hair just isn’t growing. Both hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) and hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) involve overall scalp hair loss wherein the hair appears thin and sparse. With PCOS, individuals experience male-pattern baldness where alopecia (hair loss that’s concentrated in small sections) causes triangular-shaped hair loss at the scalp

POOR DIET : Deficiencies in nutrients like iron, zinc, and biotin due to eating disorders, starvation, or malnutrition are closely related to hair loss or thin, brittle hair. As hair is made of the keratin protein, a diet with sufficient levels of protein is also essential to keep hair healthy and strong.

OILING HAIR regularly reduces hygral fatigue , or the swelling and drying of hair. Oils protect the follicle from surfactants by filling the gap between cuticle cells. “Oil helps in scalp health. When you gently massage the scalp it helps in exfoliation and sometimes that helps in reducing hair fall,

HAIR BREAKAGE can start to occur in areas where over processing has severely damaged hair. If over processing has burned your scalp, patches of your hair may fall out. Hair may also become “gummy.” This means that it feels thin and stringy. If you have hair damage on the bottom, you may notice many split ends


By Atique

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