No matter how foolish it sounds, everyone has tried weird home remedies hoping that it will make their hair long, silky, thicker, and help to reduce hair fall. Honestly, we all need to stop picking things from our kitchen garden, fridge and the kitchen cupboards and stuffing it on our hair. Not only it is “disgusting” to be dunking your head with egg, fatty milk, honey, curd, etc etc, it’s ineffective. I don’t know if desperation has even let someone of you to put ‘cow shit’ on your head, and everyone avoids you for a week, let me be frank it’s NOT GOING TO WORK. Get over these MYTHS, and stop putting yourself through the torture.
If you’re squeezing orange juice right now as we speak, then maybe it would be much more beneficial if you drank it than use it as part of your hair care regime! Keeping a healthy diet with proper amount of exercise is much better use of time then fussing over natural external remedies. Get rid of your medieval ways of making herbal pastes, instead start by breaking free from the myths.
Regular trim makes your hair go longer – MYTH
Hair grows from roots, not the ends so obviously it won’t help your hair to grow longer, what it will do however is help you keep your hair healthy without split ends, if split ends appear and you are trimming it regularly then they will be removed.
One of my favourites is the beer myth, I don’t know what people think before washing their hair with beer, the only excuse to it should be when you’re shit drunk, and have spilt it all over your head. MYTH
Cold water is better for your hair – NO IT’S NOT
In fact, cold water rinses may not efficiently rinse products out your hair as well as warm water, and it doesn’t make your hair shiny and silky. Rinsing your hair with hot water helps to open up your cuticles and pores, which is good while shampooing or conditioning your hair. Cold water seals your cuticles and pores, so that your hair doesn’t get damaged too easily, and protects the scalp pores from dirt, grease and oil. When it comes to your shampoo, the best advice is to use Paraben (chemical preservatives) & Sulphate free shampoos; as these chemicals cause hair loss and hair thinning because it deteriorates the follicles of the hair, and slows the growth of hair.
I can go on and on about 100 myths but let me just say, it’s the 21st century people!!! No one buys a product without looking it up, then why would you be breaking eggs on your head believing in myths? So let go of your myths and save your time to go out for coffee with your bae.
By Konika Dastidar