5 Men’s Hair Myths Busted Wide Open
When it comes to your mane, you want to know the facts. The problem is, in this hyper-connected digital age, there is so much baloney out there - it's a real minefield of misinformation.
The result? A whole host of men's hair myths.
Hair myths can lead to unnecessary worries, general confusion and even poor, unfitting men’s haircuts. But, guys, don’t worry - not even for a second - because here at CON MOTO Pomade, we’re here to help.
That said, here are the five most common men’s hair myths busted wide open like a stubborn coconut.
The great grey men’s hair plucking myth
One of the most classic of all men's hair myths has to be the old: if you pluck a grey hair from your head or beard, more will grow, making you silver, almost overnight.
And to dispel this common misconception, here’s an explanation from Iain Sallis, director of the Hairmedic clinic:
“If you split a plant’s root, both stems may flower, but plucking hair will do just that. If you simply break the hair at scalp level – and you don’t pluck the entire hair out – it will still grow, but not in multiples."
Dandruff is simply a dry scalp
This hair myth is particularly common as thinking that a snowy head is the result of a cracking, thirsty scalp is quite logical really. But, it’s not the whole story.
In fact, dandruff is caused by a yeast imbalance in the skin on the scalp, known medically as known as Malassezia furfur. As a result of this imbalance, the skin falls off the scalp due to inflammation - and drinking excess glasses of water or glugging down cod liver oil won't fix the problem.
So fellas, if you're suffering from chronic dandruff, source yourself a reputable bottle of anti-fungal shampoo and a good, natural conditioner.
Cutting your hair more often will make it grow faster
A regular visit to the barber is certainly not a bad thing, especially if you have the kind of men’s haircut that benefits from a regular dose of professional TLC. However, let us say at this point:cutting it more regularly won’t make it grow quicker -that’s complete nonsense.
No, simply put, hair is a protein fibre and despite the bulb producing the fibre being alive, the hair itself is neither living nor dead, which means that nothing can accelerate its growth, cutting included.
The rate at which your hair grows is determined by your genetic makeup as well as your general diet and lifestyle. But if you do have generally thin hair, we have a few styling tips up our sleeve that can help to maximize your mane.
Mommy made you bald
This one is a colossal misconception, so it's going on the list.
Yes, your mom might provide you with stress at times, but the hair myth that you get male pattern baldness or a slowly depleting hairline from your mother’s side of the family simply isn’t true.
Contrary to popular belief, men's hair loss can't be solely pinned on the X-chromosome; it's actually caused by a mix of genes inherited by both of your folks.
Also, stress and a sensitivity to DHT can also cause male hair loss - and if you feel this might be the case - you should visit your doctor as they may be able to prescribe you counter-baldness antidotes.
A cheap haircut is just as decent as a pricey one
In this case, there may well be a few exceptions to the rule, but generally, it is undeniably true that with men's haircuts, you get what you pay for - nothing more, nothing less.
So, the myth that going for a cheap back alley hair chop is just as effective as going to a more costly yet trained and reputable barber or hairstylist is on the whole, just wrong.
Certain barbers will charge more because they have likely have spent more time and dedication on education, on equipment, and everything that goes into a solid men's cut. Plus, if you get a good trim, it will grow in more successfully, meaning you will get maximum value for your money.
If you want to know how to ask for your dream haircut, here’s a list of terms that will help.
There you have it: five of the most common men’s hair myths dispelled in a matter of moments - you’re welcome.
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