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Three harmful hair care myths

While it is important to take good care of your hair to keep your hair healthy, there are some hair care regimens followed by people all over the world that are nothing but myths. These hair care steps do not do anything to make your hair or scalp healthy but on the contrary some of these hair care steps are actually harmful for your hair. When caring for your hair it is important to know that whether the steps you are following are at all suitable for your hair and also what benefits it provides to the health of your hair.

Give below are three hair care myths that do not contribute to the health of your hair in any way but instead causes harm to your hair. Information is knowledge and just by following advises for getting beautiful hair blindly would be a mistake that might cause you to lose all your hair altogether. Hence know about the benefits of a proper hair care regimen before following it. There are many such myths concerning hair care. The three biggest myths are as follows:

washing your hair regularly is important

washing your hair regularly is important

1)      Washing your hair frequently is harmful for your hair – this is the very first hair care myth that is the biggest and the most harmful for your hair as well. Not washing your hair regularly would lead to unclean scalp and hair. What this would lead to is dandruff, scalp infection with the ultimate result being hair fall. Hence wash your hair regularly but not with harsh chemical based shampoo but with a mild herbal one.

2)      Oiling hair would help hair grow faster – what oiling your hair regularly would lead to is an oily scalp that attracts dirt, holds it and causes unlimited hair fall. Oil massage is good for your hair in the sense that massaging your scalp would cause good blood circulation that would promote healthy hair growth. But make sure you wash off the oil before going out.

brushing your hair often is not good

brushing your hair often is not good

3)      Brushing your hair frequently would make your hair healthy – if you believe this you cannot be more mistaken. Brushing or combing your hair often would make your hair roots weak and the result of weakened hair roots is of course hair fall. It would also result in more oil secretion resulting in dandruff and dirt accumulation. Brush and comb your hair thoroughly but not more than three to four times a day.