Hair myths debunked with Dr Gray

Friday, 17 April 2015


Myth: Trimming one’s hair frequently makes it grow quicker.
Truth: As hair is dead, there is no biological feedback to the hair follicle to make it grow either quicker or slower.

Myth: You need to change your brand or product used every so often to avoid product build-up.
Truth: There is no need to change brand. It is necessary to assess your hair needs on a day to day basis and use the products correctly.

Myth: Pulling out grey hair strands will cause another two to grow.
Truth: Completely false.

Myth: Finishing off your shower with a blast of cold water will give hair extra shine.
Truth: The reverse is true. Recent research shows that a body temperature rinse produces the best shine; I would recommend using the new Pantene Color Protect and Shine Shampoo and Conditioner.

Myth: You can mend split ends with the right products.
Truth: You can temporarily stick them together but not cure. However, good hair care practices and the regular use of Pantene Split Ends Meander Serum can prevent split ends.

Myth: If you keep on using the same shampoo it will eventually stop working.
Truth: Completely false .

Myth: You should brush or comb your hair at least 100 times a day to keep it healthy.
Truth: This is an ancient myth, more associated with removing parasites from the hair.

Myth: If you shampoo/wash less often, your scalp will produce less oil, therefore you will have to wash your hair less frequently.
Truth: Oil (sebum) production is a completely separate and independent function and in no way depends on washing the scalp.






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