If you’re old enough to remember the “Brady Bunch,” then you probably remember the episode when Marcia made it a point to brush her hair 100 times before bed. Well guess what? Marcia was in overdrive with her beauty routine. The idea that brushing, brushing, brushing your hair will make it softer and more manageable is a myth! Our Pigtails & Crewcuts stylists share their favorite myths (and truths) when it comes to hair.
Myth: Lather, rinse, repeat will make your hair shiny and more healthy.
Truth: One wash at a time is plenty. The “repeat” directive is a hair fallacy perpetuated by, you guessed it, shampoo makers.
Myth: The more you cut your hair, the faster it will grow.
Truth: You hair will grow at the same rate, no matter how many times you trim it.
Myth: Going outside (or going to sleep) with wet hair will make you sick.
Truth: Whether your hair is wet or dry has nothing to do with whether or not you’ll catch a cold.
Myth: You should switch shampoos every couple of months to keep your hair healthy.
Truth: Your hair doesn’t develop a tolerance to shampoo. Find one you like and stick with it, or switch it up if you like. It’s up to you—not your hair.
Myth: Pulling a gray hair will make more grow in its place.
Truth: Gray hair will grow at the same rate, whether you’re pluck-happy or not.
Myth: You can repair split ends with styling products.
Truth: The real solution to split ends is regular hair trims. Once those ends crack, there’s no going back.
Myth: Cold water brings out the shine in your hair.
Truth: Cold water won’t make much of a difference on your hair. If you’re looking for added shine, you’ll find it in conditioners and styling products. Talk to your Pigtails & Crewcuts stylist about which ones are best for you.