When you’re trying to grow out your hair or take care of them better, it’s important to do your research well. Sometimes, we get caught up in lies and myths floating around on the internet and lose our focus.

Most of these myths, instead of being harmless, are actually counterproductive and can get you to ruin your hair instead of fixing them if you don’t research well enough. To help you stay on top of these myths and take care of your hair better, we’ve compiled a list of top three most popular ones—and the truths behind them.

Dirty Hair Grows Faster

This myth, even though popular and widely accepted, has very little truth. But there is a reason it does; in fact, it makes sense when you think about it, leading most people to believe in it. The trending reason to support this myth is that our scalps produce natural oil, which is good for hair, and helps them grow—and that much is true.

The problem begins when people start believing that the longer these oils get to stay in your scalp—meaning, the dirtier your hair is, the faster they will grow because of all natural oils. However, leaving your hair dirty only clogs your pores, can lead to infections and can actually make your hair fall out.

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Plucking Gray Hair Makes Them Spread

If you’ve been scared of plucking your gray hair, you can take a deep breath of relief because there is no truth to that myth. Many hair experts agree that plucking your gray hair will not make it spread.

However, that solution is only temporary because the plucking action will still cause stress on the hair follicle in question and cause a new gray hair to grow out—often with a courser texture and a different growth pattern.

It’s Good To Shampoo Your Hair Daily

Contrary to popular opinion, shampoos aren’t all that great for your hair. Even though you may feel that your hair feels squeaky clean after your shampoo session, it is all because of the fact that your hair has just lost all its natural oils.

The idea behind healthy hair, is that you need to keep as much of the healthy natural scalp oil as possible and only get rid of the dirt and gunk.

This is why it’s a good idea to use sulphate and paraben free shampoos and lessen the number of times you shampoo your hair per week.

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