Long hair, don’t care! Right? Yeah, that was me too before kids. Then my hair began to change and fall out. I deferred to my old ways of haircare to combat my frail mane, but then Google 👀
My Lord! What have I been doing to myself?
How many times did you put mayonnaise in your hair because you were told it was healthy? Do you know how many times I did? Let’s just leave it at A LOT.
Allure Magazine put some of these practices to the test and BUSTED 3 out of the 6 of the most common hair care tips that many of us grew up believing were true!
I hyperventilated a second, but succumbed to the truth and set on a new path to healthier haircare practices. Here are 3 haircare tips you grew up with, BUSTED:
1) Mayonaise and eggs moisturize and strengthen your hair. FALSE.
While you may get the shine, all you are doing is putting actual grease in your hair (gross!), which flattens your hair and when heated up with with your hair dryer or flat iron, it will actually burn your hair. 🔥
2) If you pluck a gray hair, more will grow out. FALSE.
When gray hair is coming, it’s coming. Your best solution is dying it if you can’t stand to see it. Sp pluck away…but if you have a lot of gray hair, keep in mind you might end up giving yourself a bold spot. 👵
3) Tomato juice lightens and takes the green out of blonde hair. TRUE.
Dyed blonde hair is actually oxidized hair. The antioxidants in tomato juice will lighten the strands. Who knew?
4) Rinsing your hair with beer will lighten your hair. FALSE.
It will actually strengthen it. Take an 8 oz cup and rinse your hair with beer and then shampoo. Thinking this one is kind of a fun one too, don’t you think? Cheers 🍻
5) Tooth brushes are GREAT for teasing. TRUE.
If you like your hair teased, this is a great alternative to prevent breakage. The soft strands of the tooth brush will give you the height or volume you want, without the damage.
6) Fabric softner wipes fight frizz. TRUE.
Ever had hair strands that will just not come down? Rub a sheet of fabric softener wipes on your hair and watch gravity take care of the rest.
Do you have any other myths or tips you’d like to share? I hope you find these were helpful and I’d love to hear from you! Leave me a comment below!