MYTH 1: DRY HAIR ONLY NEEDS MOISTURE
To help make hair feel moisturized, you should use ingredients which lubricate and smooth hair, but they don’t have to be actual moisture. Moisture actually weakens your hair, makes it frizzy and ruins your style. Just think about really humid days—there’s a ton of moisture in the air and your hair, and it’s not pretty. That’s what adding moisture to your hair actually does.
MYTH 2: WEARING A HAT CAUSES HAIR TO THIN
We are not sure where this rumor started, it couldn’t be further from the truth. Wearing a hat actually protects hair from direct sunlight, which can cause hair to become dry and sun-faded over time, especially if hair is colored or chemically treated.
MYTH 3: HEAT TOOLS ARE BAD FOR YOUR HAIR
Sure, cranking up the heat on your straightener and using it daily is bad for your hair, but with today’s technology and increasing awareness about giving your strands a break, it’s much less en vogue to iron your hair into oblivion. With new styling products such as ions in dryers, ceramics, and vitamin-infused plates in straight irons, it’s not an issue anymore due to the amazing technology in these tools. There are also heat protectants that protect the hair and help form a barrier. This allows you to style the hair every day without the damage.
MYTH 4: YOUR HAIR NEEDS TO BE PARTED IN A CERTAIN AREA
Some women feel that their hair won’t cooperate if parted in the middle or on either side, but it’s all about training it to lie properly. You may say that you have to wear your part in a certain spot, but with the right styling tools, you can create a part wherever you like. To do this, create the part while the hair is wet adding a mousse to help mold the hair. Simply blow-dry your hair in the direction that you want it to fall.
MYTH 5:THE IDEA OF THE “PERFECT CUT”
So many women spend time and money trying to form their hair into what they think it should look like—straight, curly, wavy, etc.—but usually your hair actually looks its best when you embrace its natural texture and style.
We always encourage women to work with their natural hair, and once they find the right cut and products, they always end up loving it and feeling confident in their new look. They’re also always surprised by how easy it is to style—working with your natural hair is much easier than trying to force your hair into something completely different.
You want a cut that works with your hair, considering its natural bend, part, and how you like to style it. From there, you can play with the style with different products. If you have straight or wavy hair, you can apply a dry styler from mid-lengths to ends for a tousled undone look. You can also use texture spray for allover beachy waves.
The possibilities are endless—you can try different products and looks, but it’s just so much easier to have a style you love when you’re working with your hair’s natural texture. You can still dress your hair up or do something special for a night out, but it’s empowering to see women embrace their hair as it is, learn to work with it, and love it. And it makes mornings way easier.
MYTH 6: THE MORE CONDITIONER YOU APPLY, THE BETTER
You only need to coat your strands. Over-saturating it can weigh hair down. Heavy products can minimize the bounce, movement, and shape of your kinks and curls. Instead of thickly coating strands weighing hair down ask your designer for the appropriate product for you.
MYTH 7: HAIRLOSS RUNS ON YOUR MOTHER’S SIDE
One of the biggest hair myths in the industry is that your mother’s father has an influence on your hair loss. This is completely untrue. The genealogy of your hair comes half from your mother and half from your father.
MYTH 8. YOUR HAIR BECOMES IMMUNE TO SHAMPOOS AND CONDITIONERS
The truth is that shampoo and conditioner all have different jobs. One could be volumizing, one softening, and one could be clarifying. In the end, they will all do different things. If you find a shampoo and conditioner that makes your hair feel fantastic, you do not have to change it! Keep using it—the longer you do it, the more benefits you’ll see and feel. Sometimes, it takes a minute to reach a products’ maximum—most products work over time. (Think eye cream or moisturizer.)
MYTH 9. OLDER WOMEN SHOULD NOT HAVE LONG HAIR
We believe that length is not the issue as we age—it’s the state of our hair. As long as your hair is lustrous, then it can be a very individual look to have long hair later in life.
MYTH 10.IF YOU PLUCK ONE GRAY HAIR, TWO MORE WILL APPEAR IN ITS PLACE
This myth probably originated because gray hairs tend to show up gradually, and once you notice one, you’ll notice more and more. There’s no merit for plucking a gray hair and two growing back, each strand is only attached to one hair follicle
MYTH 11. HAIR OILS WILL MAKE YOUR HAIR GREASY
Often times, people are afraid to use hair oil because they think it will make their hair feel greasy, but this is only true if you tend to have an oily scalp. Using an oil on the mid-lengths and ends can improve hair health and increase shine and luster. People are afraid of an oil sitting on the surface of the hair, but some hair oils can actually penetrate the strands and improve the overall quality of the hair.
MYTH12. YOU NEED TO ADJUST THE HEAT SETTING ON YOUR HEAT TOOLS BASED ON YOUR HAIR TYPE
The truth is that hair is an organic fiber so setting the temperature of your tool to under 302 degrees Fahrenheit is not hot enough to style hair in one stroke, you would need to go over the hair several times to get your desired look. On the other end of the spectrum, setting the temperature to over 419 degrees Fahrenheit is extremely hot and will melt the natural keratin from the outside of the cuticle; this damage is irreversible.
We love Ghd tools because they maintain the optimal temperature of 365 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the safest temperature to style all hair types. Styling with this temperature will seal the outside of the cuticle to retain the natural moisture in the hair, ensure a long lasting hairstyle, and will keep the hair healthy.
MYTH 13: CONDITIONING TREATMENTS ARE TIME-CONSUMING
The best and fastest deep treatments are the new Davines Circle Chronicles. These are 3-5minute beauty shot that completely changes the deep conditioning treatment concept. Chronicles are best of hair technology and is specific to hair type. The treatment addresses the needs and wants of the hair so you can cocktail it to each individual’s hair needs.
MYTH 14: KERATIN IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA
As much as it’s touted as a hair-saving ingredient, just remember that too much of a good thing can turn bad. Keratin is a strengthening ingredient. If you overbuild the structural integrity of a fiber as slender as a hair strand it becomes rigid and brittle, and it will snap even more easily than if you’d left it in a weakened state.