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constant rate even if you cut it often. Many people still believe this myth because regularly trimming your hair leads to less breakage and flyaways, which creates the effect of healthier, thicker hair. 3. Rinsing your hair with cold water makes it shinier. This myth is a little newer, and it likely came about because of another common skin care myth: Cold water “closes” your pores. Hair shafts don’t have any live cells, so they are not affected by cold or warmwater. Cold water can technically cause the hair strands to lie flat, but anything you do to your hair afterward — blow-drying, towel-drying, or brushing — will negate this effect. Warmwater is superior in terms of preserving hair health, as it removes built-up residue and restores your hair’s natural luster.
Long, beautiful hair has been a status symbol in many cultures for the past fewmillennia, so it’s no surprise that hair care tips have circled the globe over the years. Among these tips are a fair number of myths; many of them have been debunked, but several are still widely believed today. 1. You shouldn’t dye your hair while pregnant. This myth has been circulating since modern hair dye became popular, but many researchers agree that the amount of chemicals your scalp absorbs when you dye your hair poses little risk to a developing baby. What’s more, many companies now have ammonia-free hair dyes, and some even offer organic, plant-based formulations that work just as well as their nonorganic counterparts. 2. Trimming your hair every six weeks makes it grow faster. You’ve probably heard this age-old adage from various women throughout your life, but the truth is, your hair grows at a
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