3 Natural Hair Myths You Need to Stop Believing In
Let's get into the curl-hard truth.
There are a lot of hair trends going around...and you’re believing them too quickly.
We’re just going to call it what it is: false information are lies. Lies will only hurt your hair health.
For the sake of your curls, let’s dive into the truth about a few recent hair trends:
Myth #1: Rice Water Will Grow Your Curls
It’s likely that you’ve heard of this DIY concoction, made popular by natural hair gurus and influencers on YouTube.
We have some news, Curlfriend: rice water will not grow your hair!
To be fair, there are some notable benefits to using rice water:
Myth #2: Overnight Conditioning is Good for Your Curls
Deep conditioning has proven to give beneficial results, such as:
Leaving your deep conditioner in for only 15-20 minutes is essential; this way, the nutrients are able to penetrate your hair shafts properly.
If you leave it in any longer (especially overnight), the product will instead sit ontop of your curls, rather than getting in there and working its magic. This can result in:
- Mold in your hair
- Itchy scalp
- More build-up
Next time you deep condition, stick to the recommended time of 15-20 minutes. It only takes a little to leave a big impact!
Myth #3: Finger-Detangling is The Best Option
Finger-detangling definitely has its pros:
- Less pressure and tension on your strands
- Ability to focus more on particular knots and tangles
- Can help prevent breakage and less shedding
While finger-detangling can be ideal in a lot of curly circumstances, that doesn’t necessarily make it the best choice.
The space between your fingers is smaller than hair tools. This means it’s likely you’ll end up missing a good share of fairy knots, single strands, and other tangles.
Your fingers are also prone to missing shed hair, which will only lead to more knots in the future.
Moving Away From These Myths
We don’t mean to crush your curls, but hair knowledge plays a huge role in how you can maintain good hair health.
Before you try out any popular hair trend, be sure to do a little digging first to determine if it’s right for your curls and hair routine.
Which of these myths shocked you the most? Which trend have you been interested in learning more about? Let us know down below in the comments!