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3 lies your hair stylist tells you

13 March 2014, 15:17

Abuja - God bless hair stylists across the globe for transforming our dull mousy manes into glossy masterpieces, but even if you trust yours with your precious locks, you shouldn’t believe everything you hear.

Here are our Top 3 hair myths,  busted!

1. The lie: Trimming will make your hair grow faster.
The truth: Another unfortunate ploy by those sly stylists looking for more business. Although regular trimming will definitely keep your ends looking healthier, it won’t make your hair grow any faster – sorry. Trimming prevents split ends from travelling up your hair shaft, and in that way does help us save as much length as possible. Want Rapunzel-length hair? Try growth-boosting Nisim F.A.S.T Shampoo and Conditioner.

2. The lie: Brushing is good for your hair.
The truth: The theory is that brushing your hair distributes the healthy oils from your scalp into the lengths of your hair, making it shinier and strong. However, if you have fine, brittle or curly hair the damage caused by continuous brushing simply isn’t worth it. Rather invest in a hair treatment or oil and apply specifically to your ends.

3. The lie: Home colouring is a hell no.
The truth: If you’re going for dramatic colour change, such as from brunette to blonde, your hairdresser is definitely the recommended option. However, if you’re just going a shade or two lighter or darker, dyeing at home will be a heck of a lot cheaper with equally good results. Our tips? Don’t go for the cheapest dye on the shelf, and avoid ones with ammonia and P-Phenylenediamine (PPD), read the instructions carefully and always use a conditioning treatment afterwards.

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