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Oxford-based hair salon Anne Veck debunks those hair myths popping up on social media throughout lockdown. Hair stylist Anne tells us, "In the throws of yet another lock down, and unable to get to the salon, you may have some hair questions that are going unanswered! Some persistent myths you see popping up in the media, social or otherwise, might be playing on your mind. I've been spotting them too so I decided to explain what truth, if any, lies behind some of them.
Our hair, as well as being our best fashion accessory, is also vital because it protects our brain and is an accurate barometer of our overall health (if your hair thins, or changes, it's probably a sign of something else to do with your health. So, without further ado, let's begin...
Myth number 1 - cutting hair makes it grow faster
False! Having your hair cut regularly keeps it healthy and removes split ends so that it does not break. This is what gives the impression that it grows faster.
Myth number 2 - shock, stress or trauma can turn your hair grey.
True, but not overnight. Hair grows in cycles, so the trauma will turn the hair currently under your scalp grey, and then you need to wait for that growth cycle to begin to see it
Myth number 3 - if you pull out a grey hair 10 will grow back in its place.
False - your hair follicle is big enough to fit one folic, maybe two, but not ten! Pulling hair out is a bad idea becuase it'll damage the follicle and make it harder for it to grow back at all, causing thinning.
Myth number 4 - blond hair will turn green in the swimming pool.
True, for non-natural blonds. The chlorine reacts with the products used to lighten the hair, oxidizing it and causing the hair to go a khaki green colour.
Myth number 5 - colouring your hair will make it fall out.
False! Colouring your hair, which means going a darker shade, is adding to what is already there, and does no damage to your hair and will not cause it to fall out. However bleaching, used for highlights, is stripping natural colour away from your existing hair strand, making the hair weaker which can cause breaking if not done professionally. If the chemicals are abused, this can be mistaken for hair falling out.
Anne is offering gift vouchers as the perfect Valentine's Day gift. To book, visit https://www.anneveckhair.com
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