There is a lot of information floating on the internet about hair care methods and hair loss treatments. Among all these pieces of information, it is difficult to gauge the myths and facts about what causes hair damage and hair loss, what is essentially required to care for healthy hair, or what shampoos and conditioners are to be used for hair care. Let us review some of the common myths that float on the internet regarding hair loss and shampoo.
Rinsing Hair with Cold Water Makes Your Hair Shine
People generally say that if you rinse your hair with cold water after shampoo, it will close the cuticle of the hair and eventually make the hair shinier. This statement is far from the truth and is a myth. Conditioner provides the shining effect to your hair and it has nothing to do with a cold water rinse. In fact, rinsing hair with cold water is bad for your hair health as it reduces the flow of blood in your scalp which carries nutrients for healthy hair growth.
Your Hair Cleanses Itself Without Even Washing
There is no way that your hair cleanses itself without washing. It will only become dirtier. You cannot keep your hair clean without washing them like other parts of the body. Generally, you should clean your hair every alternate day or with the gap of every 2-3 days.
Regular Shampooing Will Dry Your Hair
This myth is very popular and most of the people believe that regular shampooing will dry the natural oils of your hair. However, shampooing with right hair products re- moisturises the hair and help in retaining the natural oil of the hair.
Regular Shampooing Causes Hair Fall
It is normal to lose some hair every day while combing or shampooing. Shampooing removes hair which are already detached from the follicular base. If you leave more gap between shampooing then more loose hair will remain on the follicular base. However, by frequent shampooing, one can lower the amount of loose hair on the follicular base. Regular shampooing will help in growing healthy and strong hair.
Hair Health Reacts Differently When Rinsed with Hard or Soft Water
It is true that the quality of water affects hair health. Hard water dries the skin and hair out, which results in hair looking dull and rough. On the other hand, soft water cleans hair deeply which later feels softer and healthier on touch. However, it can build up the residue which results in making hair little heavier, and appear less voluminous.
One can easily believe myths about hair loss if one is suffering from it. However, it is essential to have the factual knowledge of hair care so that hair loss condition may not aggravate. Cleaning is the first step of hair care and understanding the difference between myths and facts related to cleaning and cleaning products may help in reducing hair loss in the longer run.
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