Everyone's hair cannot be described the same, between the color, texture, and type, everyone's mane truly is unique and one of a kind. With that being said, common hair myths can't affect everyone's locks the same way so Bee Natural Box is here to put to rest some notorious hair myths that many believe. Take a look below at the common misconceptions!
Don't Use Hair Oil if You Have Oily Hair
Hair oil is great when wanting your locs to look silk and smooth which is why oily hair people believe to stay away from hair oil but this is not the case. Many professional hairstylists say no matter the hair type, anyone can benefit from hair oil. If you are one with oily hair the placement of where you put hair oil is key. Avoiding the roots of the hair is best and focusing more on the ends of the hair will help a great deal.
Shampoo Oily Hair Daily
Shampooing does help get rid of unwanted dirt and oil, but it could turn harmful quite quickly. Stripping your mane of essential oils every day will cause your hair to produce more oil and will leave you right where you started. Oily hair usually stems from dehydration so instead of stripping moisture from your hair strands adding some back in could very well balance it out and stop it from producing so much oil. Jojoba oil is great for adding moisture back into the hair.
Going to Bed with Wet Hair Causes No Damage
Going to bed with wet hair is very problematic. Your hair is the most vulnerable when it is wet so laying on it while in this state could result in frizzy, brittle, and knotted hair. Drying your hair before laying down will prevent a damp pillow case and potentially doing damage to the hair cuticles.
Trimming your Hair Makes it Grow Faster
Trimming your hair every so often is a great tactic to ensure no split ends but not so much on growing inches. Lightly trimming your hair every so often will help revive the hair and give it more of a bouncy voluminous look to it. Just because this trick does not help grow the hair it is still encouraged to get trims regularly to secure healthy-looking hair.
Only women of Color Have Coarse Hair Textures
Just because people of color are more inclined to coarse, textured hair does not mean it is limited to just colored people. Miko Brand, CEO of Miss Jessie's, a product line made for curly textures says "Women of all backgrounds can have wavy, curly, coiled, and kinky hair genetics." It boils down to science rather than skin tone.
Natural Oils Are Good for Your Hair
Many believe any raw oil is good for hair but there is a method to the madness. Certain oils may do more harm to your hair than help since certain oils focus on certain factors. Some oils are useless for one's hair and could leave your hair feeling sticky and over-saturated. If you are unsure what oils work best for your hair, click the link below and check out Bee Natural Box's blog on which hair oils work for specific hair type.
Split Ends Can be Repaired
As much as we all want this myth to be correct, it is the furthest thing from the truth. Once a hair strand is split the only solution is to cut it off and start fresh. While there is no way to repair split ends there are plenty of ways to avoid them. Steering clear of all heat styling tools will help significantly and performing weekly or daily hair masks and conditioning treatments on the hair will help protect and seal the hair strands as well.
Wigs and Weaves Protect Your Natural Hair from Damage
Wigs and weaves are looked at as protective styles since your natural hair is kept under wraps and gives your hair and scalp a break from harsh styling techniques but that is only a part of the story. Karen Mitchel, hair extension expert, says "tight braids under extensions or wig units that are too tight can cause hair loss and breakage around your hairline."
Neglect is also another factor in using wigs and weaves and your natural hair can suffer if left for too long.
Brushing Your Hair Makes it Healthier
Excessive brushing of your hair is actually doing more harm than good. If the hair is knotty throughout the day, giving it a brush with a wide tooth comb is fine but other than that, leaving it alone is your best bet. Otherwise, you could possibly cause damage to your hair cuticles and strands.
A flaky Scalp Means Dandruff
Experiencing itchy white flakes? It is normal to jump to the conclusion of dandruff but it's not always the case. Having a flaky scalp is caused usually by product build-up or from a dehydrated scalp. Sometimes all you need is a good exfoliant and deep conditioning treatment to help solve the pesky white flake problem!