The internet is both a marvelous and ridiculous thing. You can get information at a the click of a finger, but how do we know what information is true and what is a load of rubbish? Here are 5 beauty myths I’ve seen floating about the net that just aren’t true.
#1 “If you pluck a grey hair, 7 more will appear.”
What a load of drivel. If this were true, I’d get plucking away and have gloriously thick hair when it grows back! The reason people believe this to be true is because the hair in the surrounding area is likely to turn grey anyway – but nothing actually grows back in that hairs place. Anyway, grey is totally in at the moment, so don’t pluck, embrace the grays!
#2 – “Shaving makes your hair grow back thicker.”
Codswallop. Again, if this was true, I’d shave my head quicker than you could say ‘Britney Spears’. As it starts to grow back it might feel abit thicker, purely because of the angle you cut it at. Opt for a good quality razor, use a body scrub and go against the grain for a closer shave.
#3 – “If you leave your hair long enough, it will clean itself.”
You dirty, dirty bastards! Who even does this? After one car journey with a smoker, my hair is drenched in the smell of tobacco – but I’ll just leave it for months for the sake of saving a couple of quid on shampoo? No thanks! Not washing your hair will leave your hair looking greasy and could also lead to pretty horrible skin and scalp conditions. Don’t do it!
#4 – “Using Facial oil on oily skin will only make things worse.”
Poppycock! Oily skin is in need of hydration which is why it ends up over producing oil throughout the day. Oils will help balance oily skin in the long run – drink it up!
#5 –“Your hair gets used to your shampoo.”
This is one I’ve actually believed in myself – so I switch up my shampoo every couple of months. My hair feels lank and looks dull, but what I really should be doing is using a clarifying shampoo once a week to get rid of that feeling – it’s not the shampoos fault!