5 common haircare myths debunked for you!
We are willing to do a lot for beautiful hair. We want to keep our hair healthy and shiny. However, by following advice from unverified sources we can do a lot of harm to our precious hair. When looking for information on haircare, we do regularly come across false promises and misleading claims. There are a lot of myths about hair care. Here are five of them we are going to debunk.
Myth #1: Too-frequent washing accelerates hair loss.
The myth that washing your hair daily causes severe hair loss and overall deterioration of its condition is repeated a lot. However, only daily washing with inappropriate, aggressive cosmetics containing strong detergents such as SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) and SLES (Sodium Laureth Sulfate) causes dryness and irritation of the scalp leading to dry hair and frizz which in turn can lead to hair fall. However, proper hair cleansing with delicate cosmetics with mild purifying agents will not cause you to lose your hair! Combining washing with a daily gentle scalp massage will in fact stimulate circulation and blood flow and strengthen the hair bulbs. Tomorrowlabs Thickening & Restoring Shampoo with HSF technology is safe for everyday use. The HSF technology aims to stimulate the cellular regeneration of the hair follicle, which (contrary to what the myth suggests!) a hair growth.
By the way: It is completely normal to lose between 50 and 100 hairs per day!
Myth #2: Hair falls out because it is too long and heavy.
A quite common theory is that the longer and heavier the hair, the more hair loss increases. There are many different reasons for hair loss. The main ones are improper hair care, hormonal changes, genetic conditions, age or medical treatments. Although the causes of hair loss are numerous, weight and length are not one of them.
Myth #3: Hair growth cannot be accelerated.
How fast and strong your hair grows depends mostly on factors like age, hair type and overall health. Your hair grows in three stages: The anagen phase is the growth phase of hair and it lasts anywhere between 3 to 10 years. The catagen phase is the transition phase where hair stops growing. It lasts 2 to 3 weeks. Finally, there is the telogen phase, also referred to as the resting phase. During this phase - which lasts 3-4 months - your hair falls out.
There are some ways that help your hair grow faster and stronger. Regular massages and scrubs of the scalp will help to improve circulation and accelerate hair growth. It is also essential to take care of a proper diet. It is worth paying attention to supplying essentials such as vitamins (especially biotin), zinc and silicon from the inside. Tomorrowlabs HSF Hair & Nail Capsules contain a composition of keratin, natural olive polyphenols, silicon from bamboo shoot extract, astaxanthin, vitamin E, biotin, selenium and zinc to support hair growth from the inside. Also, Tomorrowlabs Hair Restoration Foam or Liquid were specially developed against hair loss and thinning hair. Their innovative formula was developed based on the HSF active ingredient technology and shows its effect where weak and thinning hair needs special support: at its root.
To learn more about how HSF works for skin and hair, click here to read our blog post about this topic.
Myth #4: Hair gets used to cosmetics, and thus their effectiveness weakens over time.
Contrary to popular opinion, long-term use of a specific hair care product does not make it lose its effectiveness. Neither the scalp nor the hair gets used to cosmetics. The specified ingredients will continue to be effective as long as they are used appropriately. The impression that the cosmetic has stopped working is usually the effect of improving the condition of the hair. The state of the hair improves under the influence of proper care, which means that the care routine is effective and not that the hair has become accustomed to the cosmetic.
Myth #5: The more shampoo foams, the better it cleanses the scalp.
Finally, this is a very popular hair care myth you need to stop believing! The foaminess of a shampoo is not related to the shampoo's effectiveness. Many people associate foam and lather with cleanliness. However, in hair care cosmetics, SLS and SLES (which are strong surfactants) are responsible for forming foam. They cause dryness of the scalp, dandruff, and excessive greasy hair. The more the shampoo foams, the more likely it contains aggressive or strong cleansing agents that have a negative effect on the health of the scalp and hair.
To wrap it up, the basis for effective hair care should be thorough but gentle cleansing and nourishing of your hair and scalp both from the outside and the inside. When looking for advice on hair care, pay attention to the experience and credibility of the person who gives the advice. It is best to follow scientifically-proven care tips and regimens.