Hair Fact…or Hair Fiction? Elements Hair Salon in Bishop’s Stortford
Here, Elements hair and beauty salon in Bishop’s Stortford check out 10 of the most asked questions about hair, and we are going to tell you if all the myths you’ve heard are hair facts…or hair fiction!
1. Split ends will repair themselves without needing a trim.
FALSE! While some hair products may temporarily merge split end together, this will only last until you next shampoo your hair. Keep your hair maintained and have a trim regularly by a professional to ensure it grows healthy. For help at home use Redken Extreme shampoo and Extreme CAT to improve hair strength and durability.
2. Wearing Tight Braids, Ponytails and Buns causes baldness.
TRUE! Unfortunately wearing hairstyles such as these can put stress on the hair and can lead to traction alopecia. If you like wearing your hair up try a KODO Bobble which prevents tangles, Available in the salon for just £3.70 for a pack of three, plus they come in a fantastic choice of colours.
3. Smoking cause grey hair.
TRUE! Smokers are four times more likely to have grey hair than non-smokers do. Smoking has even been linked to accelerated hair loss! So put down that cigarette and think of those luscious locks!
4. Washing your hair every day will dry it out?
FALSE! By using the right shampoo for your hair type and texture will actually add moisture, body and oomph to your hair. Visit our salon in Bishop’s Stortford to get advice from our professionals to find the best shampoo for your hair.
5. Salon products are identical to drugstore products
FALSE! Salon products are manufactured to contain higher quality, more effective ingredients that are designed to provide more intensive cleansing and conditioning results. These ingredients are not found is drugstore brands. At elements we stock the world-renowned brand Living Proof which is sulphate and silicone free!
6. Swimming pool chemicals can turn hair green
TRUE! Swimmers with natural blonde or chemically highlighted hair that is very porous can experience the development of green tints over time. This can be prevented by using Kérastase Soleil range, particularly the Aqua-Seal lock, a water resistant spray product.
7. Brittle hair can break off.
TRUE! In sufficient moisture in the hair can cause hair to become dry and brittle. Brittle hair is capable of breaking and splitting. By adding moisture to your hair and having to cut regularly you can prevent this from happening. We recommend the restore range by Living proof proven to improve extremely damaged and brittle hair.
8. For every grey hair you pluck out another two will grow in its place.
FALSE! There is no real evidence to prove this is true. It is simply an old wives tale. But we think simply dying your grey hairs is the much quicker option.