8 Hair Washing Myths Every Woman Should Know About

Hair washing seems to be one of the most ordinary and mundane hair care routines in the world. We know so much about it that we don’t even think twice before doing it! Well, it turns out there are dozens of hair washing myths and most of the women are doing things absolutely wrong. The post 8 Hair Washing Myths Every Woman Should Know About appeared first on Her Beauty.

Hair washing seems to be one of the most ordinary and mundane hair care routines in the world. We know so much about it that we don’t even think twice before doing it! Well, it turns out there are dozens of hair washing myths and most of the women are doing things absolutely wrong. If you’re one of those people who thinks you need to wash your hair with cold water and uses a handful of shampoo on a daily basis, this article is for you. Here are 8 hair washing myths every woman should know about.

Water temperature

It’s a very popular myth that you need to wash your hair with cold water for it to stay healthy and shiny. That’s simply not true! While cold water might have some benefits in a long run, washing hair with lukewarm water is the best. Warm water opens up your hair cuticle and helps release the dirt, unlike cold water that simply doesn’t do that.

Frequency

How often should you wash your hair? Many people believe you should wash your hair every day, but that’s just a myth. If you wash your hair daily and suffer from excessive oiliness – it’s because you’re shampooing too much! Hair becomes dry, so scalp starts producing more oil to compensate for that. Washing your hair once in about three-five days should be the norm for most people, but it really depends on each person individually. First, stop shampooing your hair too often and let it get to its normal oil production, then see what your new hair washing routine will be like. You might end up washing your hair once a week!

Suds

If you’re into natural hair care or like using high-grade salon shampoos, you know that having suds doesn’t equal cleanliness. In fact, suds appear due to a number of damaging sulfates like Ammonium Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate that come with all mass market shampoos and conditioners. They may give an illusion of silky smooth hair, but these shampoos only create a coating layer instead of hydrating your hair. Some of them make your hair lose its natural oils, causing breakage. Natural and organic shampoos aren’t sudsy at all – that’s why they seem less cleansing, but that’s not true. They cleanse and hydrate hair just as good (or even better) than mass market shampoos.

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