: Vinegar should be used as an after shampoo rinse for shine. This
again was Useful in its day.
Fact : The acidity of both of these products helped to remove
soap residue from the hair after washing. They left the hair shiny
However, modern, detergent based, shampoo
leaves no soap scum on the hair and, again, with the popularity
of hair color and permanent waves, the use of a rinse with this
amount of acidity is not recommended.
Myth : Train your hair by continually
combing it in the same style.
Fact : Most hair experts will agree on the fact that research
has found hair to be untrainable. New hair, growing in, is going
to go it's own direction unless you use styling products, blow
dryer, curling iron or other styling technique to redirect it.
Once you shampoo the "set" out, you start again.
Myth : Going out in chilly weather with
wet hair can make you sick. According to doctors, this is a Myth.
Fact : Colds and other viral illnesses are common occurrences
and there is no evidence that anything other than exposure to
a sick person is the cause.
Myth : Shaving your legs will cause heavier,
darker hair growth. Total Myth.
Fact : Shaving will not make hair grow thicker or darker.
We have a certain number of hairs growing on our bodies and this
does not change by shaving. Change of color sometimes may occur,
but is a natural process whether the hair has been shaved or not.
Myth : Cutting hair will make it grow
faster. Again Myth.
Fact : The rate of growth, at the root, remains the same.
Trimming the ends from the hair will help it to grow longer, but
only because when split ends are allowed to remain, they will
continue to split up higher, causing the hair to break off, thus
shortening the hair.
While it is always wise to learn from our
mothers and grandmothers, it is important take the time to ascertain
whether this wisdom is something that has outlived its usefulness
or is a myth that has been passed down through the ages.