There is a ton of information swirling around the Internet regarding haircare. Some of it is spot on and some is steeped in myth. We know it can be overwhelming, but since hair is our business, we want to help set the record straight! So, here are five haircare myths PHYTO is clearing up right now!
1) YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MUCH PRODUCT
FALSE! With good, quality haircare products, a little goes a long way. Many products these days are concentrated so instead of slathering it on, you should operate with a less is more mindset. As a matter of fact, the more product you use, the more you increase your chances for the yucky build-up that weighs your hair down and makes it seem dull and flat. So, chill with the product and don’t be afraid to use smaller amounts. You can always add if you feel like you need more.
2) A WASH A DAY KEEPS THE HAIR A-OKAY
FALSE! The more you wash, the more you strip your hair of some of the things it needs to maintain a healthy balance. Everything starts with your scalp and trickles down (literally). Thankfully, there are so many products on the market today to keep your hair feeling fresh and clean without actually washing it daily. Try nourishing leave in treatments and oils. Take a break from daily washing and you’ll see a huge difference in your hair.
3) DRY SCALPS = DANDRUFF FOR DAYS
FALSE! This is a common myth and we get why people think this is the case. However, it’s an oily scalp that can lead to those dreaded flakes that show up on your shoulder. Again, we’re lucky to have a number of medicated shampoos and treatments to tend to oily scalps and keep that dandruff at bay.
4) YOU NEED TO DO THE SHAMPOO SWITCHAROO
FALSE! This is a really common myth stylists are asked about all the time. Your usual shampoo doesn’t stop working because you use it too often. But different shampoos are created with different results in mind. So, if you want more volume or more hydration, maybe your regular shampoo isn’t necessarily crafted for that. Decide what you want for you hair and pick a shampoo based on that. It’s ok to have more than one in your arsenal.
5) COLD WATER CLOSES YOUR CUTICLE
FALSE! Your hair is a living, breathing thing. So, the temperature of the water has no bearing on your cuticle since your hair grows from the scalp. If you like a cold rinse, then you do you! But if you’re looking for something to achieve smoother, shinier hair, your best bet is a great conditioner or conditioning treatment.
There are so many shades of grey in the haircare world (and products to treat them). But do your research before you buy into the tips and tricks you read online. And we are SUPER friendly at PHYTO and love to talk about all things hair, so you can always reach out to us with questions.