Monday, February 18, 2013

Answers to Questions About Hair

In the few years that I've been a hairstylist, I've been asked many questions 
and told tons of myths about hair. So I just wanted to clear some of them 
up for all those who wonder...

1.) Everyone sheds between 40-150 strands of hair per day.

2.) Stress, poor or crash dieting, and iron deficiency can make you 
temporarily lose hair.

3.) Hair growth comes from within. There is no miracle product that you can
rub on your hair or scalp to make it grow. I suggest taking Vitamin E and 
Biotin to promote growth.

4.) On average, hair grows about half an inch a month.

5.) I’ve said this before... The only way to get rid of “split ends” is to cut
 them off. There is no way to completely repair them.

6.) So you found a grey hair? Good news... plucking it out won’t cause several 
more to grow back in its place. You only have one hair per follicle... so one
 hair will grow back.

7.) Many store-bought “box colors” contain random metallic salts. These salts 
accumulate on the hair shaft and can cause breakage or severe discoloration if 
colored or permed by a professional hairstylist.

8.) Hair transplantation is the only permanent solution for genetic 
hair loss (i.e. male or female pattern baldness).

9.) Lice does not occur because of dirt or a lack of hygiene and they can’t 
jump or fly. Lice is spread by direct contact (sharing combs, hats, and 
other hair accessories). And they usually like clean hair!

10.) Cowlicks, whirls, and natural parts are determined by the angle of your hair
 follicle and the hair's growth pattern.. You can’t change it but your stylist 
can work with it when styling or cutting your hair.

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