Facts and myths about hair. What should you believe and what to disregard?

Haircare is a challenge that we have to face every day. How not to fall straight into the vicious circle, what to use on hair, and how to take care of it so that hair can be healthy and beautiful? It is time for the review of the most popular facts and myths about the hair.


Everyone knows how they want their hair to look like. Sadly, hardly anyone knows a way to take care of hair to provide them with the appearance as we imagined it. We lean on information found on the Internet and unfortunately, more than we would want it, it is what makes hair condition worse. How’s it possible? Simple, the Internet in a source of not only the facts but also myths that are constantly being repeated and passed on by other people.

Here are the most popular facts and myths about hair that you can find on the Internet. Check out which of the tips found in online manuals are worth implementing and which are better tossed into the ‘false’ bin.

FACT. It is better to wash hair in cool water

Hair is sensitive to the heat because due to higher temperatures hair cuticles open. Once cuticles are raised, the water and nutrients are being washed out and hair becomes rough and frizzy more than usual. Washing hair in cool water is the easiest way to preserve soft, smooth, and glossy hair. You don’t need hot water for hair wash. You should also keep in mind that the warmer the water the more increased work of sebaceous glands in the scalp – it’s the easy route to greasy roots.

MYTH. You shouldn’t use conditioner for oily hair

When looking up the information you may come across some claiming that when you have oily hair, you shouldn’t use conditioners. According to those manuals, the conditioner is the reason hair is greasy faster, it is heavy and devoid of volume. That is not true. The conditioner is a product that delivers precious nutrients but also improves hair appearance, protects it, makes it smooth, glossy, and soft. It is also a cosmetic that is usually rinsed soon after you apply it so it does not make hair greasy and it does not impact the hair volume. The exception here may be leave-in conditioners.

MYTH. The shampoo that foams is better

Some online guides spread the myth that hair shampoo that doesn’t foam is worse. There is no truth to that statement because the foam is not what has an impact on hair but the washing substances that are contained in the shampoo. Nonetheless, we need to admit that the foam gives the impression that we wash the hair better. It’s just an illusion, not the actual act of it. Often the shampoos that foam less are better for the hair because have more natural composition so are devoid of chemical additions.

FACT. The diet may cause hair loss

It is undeniable that an enormous impact on the health and appearance of the hair holds the diet. What we eat corresponds to how we look. Therefore, if you decide on trying a strict diet, you need to keep in mind that your hair may start to fall out excessively. Baldness due to undernourishment in quite common. So, if you are planning on dieting you should remember to deliver protein, healthy fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals to your organism – thanks to all this hair is stronger, more elastic, and grow faster.

MYTH. After colorization hair is thicker

It’s yet another myth about the hair that is based only on how we feel. It may seem like hair after colorization becomes thicker, stronger, and fuller. This illusion is created by slightly rougher and build up hair surface after the colorization. It is the effect that is easy to credit as thickening of the hair, which it actually is not because the real hair thickness hasn’t changed.

FACT. Colorization damages hair

It is usually true but only under certain conditions. When the colorization happens under the supervision of a professional there shouldn’t be any damage to the hair and it can even strengthen the hair if additional regenerative treatments are used in the meantime, such as Olaplex. However, most commonly hair colorization ends up with hair damage – hair becomes brittle, sensitive, and prone to split ends. Therefore, you shouldn’t overdo it with hair color change nor do it on your own.