We all hear beauty advises and cautions from here and there very often guiding us as to what we should be doing and what we should not be doing but seldom we question them. It’s about time we bust a few of them and tell you the real story behind them so here it goes:
- Shaving makes your hair grow back thicker and faster
This is as wrong as it can be. Shaving just chops off the hair from its roots. It does not widen the thickness of a strand what so ever. The only reason why the hair becomes so prominent is that the tip rather being a thin pin is now a blunt end.
Moreover, it does not also make your hair grow back faster. The only reason we think so is that we are not getting rid of the hair all the way to the root so when the hair follicle is present the hair will show up to the surface faster.
- Over-brushing/combing pulls out your hair
If anything, it helps stimulate the blood circulation around your scalp and helps produce more red blood cells. This, in turn, triggers hair growth and keeps your present hair looking healthy and full of life.
The only case where you can actually pull out your hair is if you’re brushing it vigorously and are brushing hardly while your hair is tangled and wet.
- Toothpaste helps clear acne
Let’s get this straight, these natural remedies seldom give you instant results and can take months and months to show the minor of the result. Acne is a medical condition that needs to be treated medically, not with natural ingredients because certain times these ingredients can further worsen your condition. The fluoride present in toothpaste can further trigger your acne so it is better to stick to your benzyl peroxide etc medication.
- Plucking grey hair triggers the growth of grey hair
If plucking your hair is going to your give anything then that is baldness. Obviously, if you have grey hair and you pluck it out then the same hair follicle is going to grow back grey hair again but only that follicle. It’s not possible that magically new hair follicles will emerge that will give out grey hair. If your grey hair is bothering you then either dye it or cut it close to the root if you’re looking for a fix.