Healthy Hair Care Tips From A Professional Hairstylist

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Top 3 Lies That Hair Companies Tell You

Some hair companies will tell you anything to get you to buy their product.  They will promise you the moon, stars, and everything in between.  I'm here to help you save some of your money and not end up with a stash of products that you have tried once and then sent to "never again-ville".  Here are a few common phrases to look out for when buying hair products.  If they say any of these things on the packaging, save your money and stay away!

Don't believe the hype!
1.  Will fix/repair/mend your split ends-  Unless the product is a pair of shears, any company who claims their product can do this is lying, so save your money.  No product will mend your split ends back together.  There are products out there that will give your hair the appearance of no longer being split for a short period but the fact will still remain that you still have split ends.  Avoid having to get extra hair cut by trimming them regularly.  Prolonging trimmings or not getting enough trimmed results in the ends of the hair continuing to split.  I recommend a time frame of around every 6-8 weeks for trims.

2.  Will make your hair grow- Unfortunately there is no magic product that will make your hair grow overnight. Some products may aid in hair growth but none are the cause of hair growth.  The reason for this is that there a multiple things that can aid in hair growth.  The main thing that makes hair grow is stimulating the scalp, which causes more blood circulation in the scalp, which is the main cause of hair growth.  That is why it is important to massage the scalp when you shampoo instead of vigorously scratching.  Also, eating a properly balanced diet, drinking enough water, and supplementing by taking a multivitamin contributes to hair growth.

3.  Specially formulated for (insert ethnicity here) hair-  Since everyone's hair is different no matter what ethnicity they are, this statement is ridiculous.  Anything that you see that is in the "ethnic" section or says that it is for certain races, or "women of color" should be avoided.  If you see a product that says for "oily" hair or for "dry" hair, then that is the type  of product you want because these companies are catering to specific hair conditions and are more likely to work.
Pantene Pro-V Relaxed & Natural for Women of Color Dry to Moisturized Shampoo
marketed to "women of color"

When choosing your hair products, read everything that the product is claiming to do.  You know how the old saying goes, if it sounds to good to be true, it is. Save your money if a product is promising you the world.  And once you find a great product, stick with it!

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