Want to make your crowning glory even more glorious? Then take a seat, put down your straightening iron, and pay attention. Here are six hair myths and hacks that will breathe new life into your locks.
Hair Myth: Cutting your hair makes it grow faster
Really? How is that even possible? If you’re desperately trying to reach Rapunzel-like lengths, cutting your locks will not get you there faster. Soz. However, regular teeny tiny trims will keep split ends at bay and make sure your mane is long and luscious, not ragged and ratty.
Hair Hack: Fake a longer pony by going double
While you’re patiently waiting for last summer’s lob to grow out, try this easy trick to fool your friends. To create a longer pony tail, create TWO ponies. This works best with waves so do your heat styling, then divide your hair into two sections and secure with hair ties. One ponytail should be up high and one lower down towards the nape of your neck. Don’t place them too far apart though, or someone might spot your trickery!
Make sure the bottom ponytail fastening is hidden by fluffing up the top section and winding the two sections together so they blend. Voila! One long, swishy, envy-inducing ponytail!
Myth: You need to wash oily hair every day
When it comes to oily hair (and skin), many people think that the more you wash, the less-greasy you’ll be. Not so. By over-washing hair, you strip it of natural oils. The result? Your scalp compensates by producing even MORE oil. So, try to stretch out your washes to every second day if you can.
Hair Hack: Use a serum to speed up blow drying time
Does your hair take FOREVER to blow dry? Using a serum can significantly cut back on drying time, as well as protecting your strands during heat styling. And if you’re a curly-haired girl? A frizz-fighting serum is worth its weight in gold. Our pick? TLW’s Let’s Get Naked Frizz Fighter. Formulated with keratin and silk protein it boosts manageability, increases shine, hydrates and strengthens hair, while preventing frizz in even the wildest, most humid weather.
Hair Myth: Brush your hair 100 times for silky locks
Let’s leave this one in the past, where it belongs. While brushing will help smooth tangles and distribute oils to enhance shine, brushing more than is necessary is counter-productive and can stretch the hair fibres and cause breakage. So, if your hair’s smooth and snag-free in 10 strokes? Drop the extra 90 and save yourself five minutes.
And, if you’re really wanting to boost shine (while repairing your strands from the inside out), try TLW’s Let’s Get Tacos Treatment Oil.
Hair Hack: Switch up your ‘do to avoid thinning hair
If you rock the same super-tight bun every day, you’re not doing your locks any favours! Consistently wearing the same tight hairstyles can cause hair loss, otherwise known as traction alopecia! At the same time, constant friction from hair ties can also damage your strands and cause breakage. The message? Mix it up!