Hair Myths #1
You’ve probably heard them all — “don’t pluck a gray hair because two more will come back in its place” or “cutting your hair to make it grow faster”— hair myths that have been around so long, we've accepted them as wisdom. We at Hairprint have figured out which 'old wives' tales actually have truth behind them?
MYTH # 1 IF YOU PULL ONE GRAY HAIR OUT, TWO WILL GROW
If you notice a gray hair growing do not pull it out as it can damage the hair follicle thus taking longer to regenerate. However, if you do pull it out, don’t be alarmed, as two white hairs will not grow back in its place. If this were the case it would be an excellent way to grow thicker hair. Sadly it’s not. What simply happens is that by the time the hair has grown back in, another gray one has grown right beside it.
MYTH # 2 GRAY HAIR IS COARSER THAN OTHER HAIR
The oil in our hair gets reduced as we age and this can give the appearance of coarser or wiry hair. But in fact gray hair is not coarser. Hair gets finer as we age, gray or no gray.
MYTH # 3 CUT YOUR HAIR TO MAKE IT GROW FASTER
Unlike pruning a tree your hair will not stimulate new growth if you cut it. However because the ends are usually lacking the fullness and volume of the top of the head, a nice trim will give the appearance of thicker, stronger hair.