Beautiful and healthy hair is something that we are all working towards obtaining. If you aren’t going all in with every myth or technique that you hear about, we are envious — because they rule our life here at Manic Panic. Our team of hair enthusiasts is always learning more and more about the various things that can be done to achieve hair that is vibrant, beautiful, and healthy as can be. Over the years, we’ve learned that there are countless hair care techniques and tips that are flat-out false. 

In today’s blog, our team is going to go over a few of the most commonly applied and spread myths surrounding hair care. Let’s dive right in. 

Regular haircuts help hair grow faster.

One of the most commonly heard myths is that hair will grow faster if it is cut frequently. In most instances, people will say that they’ve been told to cut their hair every six weeks or so, which in turn will help their hair grow longer. This is a very confusing statement for many because it presents the idea that routine cutting (making your hair shorter) will somehow lead to longer hair. While it’s a bit challenging to understand, there is a reason that people suggest doing this.

The reality is, your hair grows from the hair follicles in your scalp, so regardless of whether or not you’re cutting your hair regularly, your hair will be growing at the same speed. The reason that this is perceived to yield longer hair is because routine haircuts help manage split ends. These brittle parts of the hair are known for breaking off regularly, leaving you with hair that varies in length. By maintaining the health of your hair in the form of removing split ends, your hair may seem longer, but it’s simply healthier. 

Air drying your hair is better for it than blow drying.

We’ve talked a little bit about the damage that hot tools can do when used on hair, blow dryers included. WIth that said, there is a hair care myth that states air drying your hair is much better than blow drying. This particular hair care statement does hold some truth in the fact that the exposure to heat can lead to damaged hair, but there’s more that needs to be considered. 

It has been shown that when you expose your hair to water for long periods of time, it can cause the interior of the hair to swell. This has been proven to cause damage to hair as well. So, what can you do? Our suggestion is to do your best to dry your hair with a towel once you’re out of the shower and blow dry it on low. Even if you don’t fully dry your hair with the blow dryer, you can speed up the drying process with minimal exposure to heat. 

Oil makes hair greasy.

Greasy hair is the last thing that any of us want to deal with. Whether it’s any given day that you are dealing with greasy hair or it’s a big event that you want to look flawless for, greasy hair is a big no-no. That is likely why so many people avoid any products that have even the slightest chance of making hair look greasy. One of the most common products that people stay away from is oil. 

While it is true that oil can make your hair look greasy when applied directly to the roots, that’s not the case for all methods of application. Oil can be an incredibly useful product to have if you have hair that’s dry or that has split ends. Rather than apply the oil at the roots of your hair, rub it into the ends and enjoy a shinier, healthier look. One of the most popular types of oil to use on hair is Argan oil, which contains various nutrients, antioxidants, fatty acids, and hydrates our hair, among various other beauty benefits. 

Dying your hair causes serious damage to your hair.

As with the other myths that we’ve visited, this one does hold some truth. Depending on the product that you’re using and the ingredients included in it, color treatments are capable of doing some serious damage to your hair. Aside from that, the knowledge and skills that you have can determine how well a color treatment works and how much damage it does. 

With that being said, color treatments don’t need to be damaging to your hair. There is a way to do things so that your hair receives minimal damage and still has the electric color that you want. One of the best ways to ensure you’re causing minimal damage to your hair is by visiting a professional and having them dye your hair for you. They are going to know about the needs of your scalp, what will work best for your hair, and have the techniques to prioritize the well-being of your hair in terms of health and appearance. 

If turning to a professional to dye to your hair isn’t something you’d like to do, taking some time to look into the products that you’re purchasing and the ingredients included in them is always good. You can quickly eliminate a few brands simply because of the harsh ingredients that they’re known for including in their hair dye products. Even if you are going to dye your hair on your own, you want to make sure that you’re prioritizing routine care and using products that continue to promote the health of your hair.

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The team at Manic Panic wants to provide our customers with the information that they need to enjoy beautiful, colorful hair. Our blog is a great place to find tons of information, tips and tricks, and hair care hacks. With that being said, take a minute to browse the variety of electric hair coloring products that we offer. Whether you’re looking for a temporary dye or a permanent color treatment, we’ve got you covered. Place your order online now.