Belief: Cutting the ends of your hair promotes hair growth
Unfortunately not. Hair does not grow any thicker or faster – not even if you go to the hairdresser’s every month. The hair root is responsible for hair growth, and is not stimulated by getting your hair cut. Nevertheless, looking after the ends of your hair helps it to look healthier.
Belief: You can get shiny hair with 100 brush strokes a day
Far from it. Combing your hair frequently stimulates the circulation in the scalp, and with it the sebum production, meaning that naturally occurring oil is also spread throughout your hair. The layer of grease therefore makes your hair look shiny.
Belief: It’s best to cut your hair when there’s a full moon
Perhaps. The tides prove just how strong the moon’s influence is on sea water. People who believe in the power of the moon believe that it can also have an effect on the water balance in our body and on our hair. They believe it grows faster if you have it cut during a waxing moon.
Belief: Beer and eggs are great for strong hair
Absolutely. Mix egg yolk with olive oil, leave it to work for a long time and then rinse off thoroughly – this home-made version of a conditioner will make your hair look glossy. Beer provides a stronger grip, but unfortunately does not have a pleasant smell.
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